• 2010 season

Stefan GP denied entry

ESPNF1 Staff
March 4, 2010 « Silverstone tickets selling fast | »
Stefan GP will not be on thr grid in Bahrain © Stefan GP
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Stefan GP has not been granted an official entry to the 2010 world championship, meaning only 12 teams will contest this season.

The Serbian outfit had been hoping to replace US F1 after it emerged the American team was not able to make the grid. However, despite Stefan GP developing Toyota's 2010 package and negotiating contracts with Jacques Villeneuve and Kazuki Nakajima to drive, the FIA said "it is not possible for a replacement team to be entered for the championship at this late stage".

The FIA added that it would announce a new selection process to fill gaps in the 2011 grid in the coming days. US F1 has already made clear its intention to reapply for 2011, and when Stefan GP first took hold of its chassis, it said it would test throughout the 2010 season in preparation for 2011 if it was not granted an entry.

The entry list also confirmed that Campos will be renamed HRT F1 Team, while BMW Sauber will hold onto the "BMW" part of its name despite the German manufacturer pulling out of the sport and the team using Ferrari engines.

No. Driver Team Car Engine
1. Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Mercedes
2. Lewis Hamilton Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Mercedes
3. Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP Petronas W01 Mercedes
4. Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP Petronas W01 Mercedes
5. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing RB6 Renault
6. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing RB6 Renault
7. Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro F10 Ferrari
8. Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro F10 Ferrari
9. Rubens Barrichello AT&T Williams FW32 Cosworth
10. Nico Hulkenberg AT&T Williams FW32 Cosworth
11. Robert Kubica Renault F1 Team R30 Renault
12. Vitaly Petrov Renault F1 Team R30 Renault
14. Adrian Sutil Force India F1 Team VJM03 Mercedes
15. Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India F1 Team VJM03 Mercedes
16. Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 Ferrari
17. Jaime Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 Ferrari
18. Jarno Trulli Lotus Racing T127 Cosworth
19. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus Racing T127 Cosworth
20. Karun Chandhok HRT F1 Team TBA Cosworth
21. Bruno Senna HRT F1 Team TBA Cosworth
22. Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber F1 Team C29 Ferrari
23. Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber F1 Team C29 Ferrari
24. Timo Glock Virgin Racing VR-01 Cosworth
25. Lucas di Grassi Virgin Racing VR-01 Cosworth

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