It was the biggest day for Formula 1 in many years - and one that could be pivotal to the sport's future - as the FIA announced the identity of the 13 teams that would get entries for the 2010 world championship.
All ten current teams were on the list, but question marks hang over eight of them, with Brawn, McLaren, Renault, Toyota and BMW Sauber warned they have until 19 June to drop their conditions, and Ferrari, Toro Rosso and Red Bull arguing vehemently that the FIA cannot enter them unconditionally as it claims. So rather than ending the impasse, the announcement further escalated the tensions between the teams and the governing body.
There was good news for Campos, US F1 and shock applicant Manor, who were the slightly surprising choices for the three vacant spots, while rejected aspirants like Prodrive, Lola and Epsilon Euskadi remained optimistic that this saga was not over yet...
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