Earlier in the week the FIA released the full list of teams that had been signed off for the 2010 season. At that time Peter Sauber had nothing to smile about as his team was not on the list. He remained confident, though, that his team’s pit lane access would be granted. And so it has been, as the brief statement from the FIA below tells.
For his part Sauber can’t wait to get on with the job. “This is excellent news for the workforce in Hinwil. After many weeks of uncertainty, we have finally secured our place on the grid for 2010. Now we can enter into concrete negotiations with drivers and sponsors,” he said.
BMW’s conditions of sale dictated that the deal could not be finalised until the newly formed Sauber team was given a spot on the grid. Expect further details on the confirmation of the BMW-Sauber sale to be announced shortly.
FIA Formula One World Championship – BMW Sauber
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.