Sauber secures 13th 2010 F1 slot
December 3, 2009
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The FIA has announced that Sauber has been granted an entry into the 2010 F1 season, which ends months of speculation about the team.
The original plan, to sell the BMW team to Qadbak, proved problematic, when doubts began to spread regarding the investors behind Qadbak. However, Toyota’s departure meant that there was a grid spot available for Sauber.
The statement from the FIA is as follows:
“The FIA has written to inform BMW Sauber AG that their application for an entry in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship has been successful. Subject to their signing the Concorde Agreement, BMW Sauber will be awarded the 13th entry in the Championship, taking the place of the departing Toyota team.
The FIA has worked closely with the Commercial Rights Holder and the teams involved over recent weeks and is grateful for their support in achieving the best outcome for the sport.
An updated Formula One entry list will be published in due course.”