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FIA confirm USF1 exit, no room for Stefan GP


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The FIA have announced the final entry list for the 2010 season, with USF1 and Stefan GP the noticeable absentees.

USF1 boss Ken Anderson admitted on Wednesday that the team had requested that their entry be deferred to 2011, so it comes as no surprise that the Charlotte-based team are not on the list.

With USF1's impending doom long foreshadowed, it appeared that the Serbian team Stefan GP had maneuvered themselves into a position to fill the gap left by USF1, but despite their best efforts the FIA have decided against replacing USF1.

"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," the FIA said in a statement.

"In the coming days the FIA will announce details of a new selection process to identify candidates to fill any vacancies existing at the start of the 2011 season."

The FIA also confirmed that the BMW Sauber team will retain the 'BMW' in their name despite parting ways with the manufacturer. Campos Meta's name change to HRT F1 was also given the rubber stamp.

No. /Driver/ Team

1. Jenson Button McLaren

2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren

3. Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP

4. Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP

5. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull

6. Mark Webber Red Bull

7. Felipe Massa Ferrari

8. Fernando Alonso Ferrari

9. Rubens Barrichello Williams

10. Nico Hulkenberg Williams

11. Robert Kubica Renault

12. Vitaly Petrov Renault

14. Adrian Sutil Force India

15. Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India

16. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso

17. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso

18. Jarno Trulli Lotus

19. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus

20. TBA HRTF1

21. Bruno Senna HRTF1

22. Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber

23. Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber

24. Timo Glock Virgin Racing

25. Lucas di Grassi Virgin Racing


see: http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954,3213_6001434,00.html


Added: Mar-4-2010 Occurred On: Mar-3-2010
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