FIA opens 13th team applications for 2011

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The FIA will try to fill the vacant place on the grid left by US F1 next year.

Following a meeting of the World Motor Sports Council in Bahrain today the FIA also said it will appoint a reserve entry for the 2011 season, in case the new team or one of the existing teams is not able to compete.

Among the unsuccessful applicants in the two rounds of tenders held last year were Prodrive, Lola, Epsilon Euskadi, N.Technology and Stefan Grand Prix.

The FIA is also considering its course of action against US F1 following their failure to reach the first round of the championship. It said in a statement:

With regard to the USF1 team?s non-participation in the 2010 championship, the World Council mandated the FIA President, in full compliance with the new code of practice for disciplinary matters, to take forward the most appropriate action.