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Stefan GP Entry Rejected

Apr 18, 2009
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How very sad :( Only 12 teams on the grid next year, but, looking on the bright side, if the FIA get their way, we'll have 14 teams on the grid (most likely Stefan and USF1)
BBC SPORT said:


New team Stefan GP have Formula 1 entry rejected






Formula 1 hopefuls Stefan GP have had their bid to race in 2010 rejected.
The Serbian team had hoped to race in place of another new team, US F1, which has withdrawn after failing to fulfil its obligations for the new season.
Governing body the FIA said in a statement: "It is not possible for a replacement team to be entered for the championship at this late stage."
The decision means 12 teams will be on the grid when the season starts in Bahrain on 14 March.
Stefan had been campaigning vigorously to be given a place on the grid, and had been given the support of F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone.
The team, run by Serbian businessman Zoran Stefanovich, had obtained the cars that were designed and built by the Toyota team before the Japanese manufacturer quit the sport at the end of last season.
Stefan had stepped up its campaign in recent weeks as it became clear that US F1 would not make the grid.
The FIA said in a statement that US F1 had "indicated that they will not be in a position to participate in the 2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
"Having considered the various options, the FIA confirms that it is not possible for a replacement team to be entered for the Championship at this late stage."
 

Omer Said

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Well isn't it better than having 10 teams like before year ? :) So i'm still happy for 2 new teams.

And in this case i don't accuse FIA, F1 is an expensive sport. If you don't have money then you can't enter to it. It's just that simple.
 
Feb 17, 2008
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+1 specaly as Stefan GP has as Peter sayed Cars,Driver, Money and there freaking stuff all down in Bahrain
just noz understandable that FIA denies Stefan GP's entry at this late state if they eas not going to allow them
why not tell em as they asked first to get allowed something is clearly wrong in FIA
this descision makes me probaly not watch any of the F1 races this year
 

Joshua Wilson

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Dec 24, 2009
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As Webber was quoted saying it's about quality, not quantity. :wink:

He even went as far as to say, in regards to the new teams; “It would make more sense to field Valentino Rossi, with his bike, on the grid,” :tongue:
 

Joshua Wilson

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Dec 24, 2009
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+1 specaly as Stefan GP has as Peter sayed Cars,Driver, Money and there freaking stuff all down in Bahrain
just noz understandable that FIA denies Stefan GP's entry at this late state if they eas not going to allow them
why not tell em as they asked first to get allowed something is clearly wrong in FIA
this descision makes me probaly not watch any of the F1 races this year
Yep agree... Really sucks for them, they're going to have a chassis just sitting there in the factory.

Hopefully they make some awesome developments and are up there in 2011...
 

Martin Bulgin

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As Webber was quoted saying it's about quality, not quantity. :wink:

He even went as far as to say, in regards to the new teams; “It would make more sense to field Valentino Rossi, with his bike, on the grid,” :tongue:
Webbers a pratt, it wasnt long ago he was driving for back marker no hopers, any way he should be glad they are there because it means he will get a seat next year when Raikkonnen comes back and takes his :biggrin:
 

GAIAjohan

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As Webber was quoted saying it's about quality, not quantity. :wink:

He even went as far as to say, in regards to the new teams; “It would make more sense to field Valentino Rossi, with his bike, on the grid,” :tongue:
That's just stupid. Especially since Webber started at Minardi. If Minardi hasn't been there, he had never been a driver @ Jaguar, Williams and now Red Bull.