Former team boss Eddie Jordan has questioned the way in which the FIA selected teams for 2008, after his own application for a return to the sport was turned down.
Jordan claimed he is not bitter about having his application rejected in favour of David Richards' Prodrive operation, but said he is disappointed the FIA has not fully explained how it made its decision.
He believes the lack of explanation is confusing for outfits hoping to make the move up to F1, because it does not allow them to focus on the areas that they may need to improve to convince the governing body to give them a chance.
"Personally, I am surprised there were 22 applications for 2008 as I can't imagine a new team coming fifth in the championship now," said Jordan in his exclusive column in June's edition of F1 Racing, which is available in the shops next week.
"I entered the '08 process because I believe that, with controlled costs and level playing field, we could return to our heyday.
"But I was turned down: fair enough, I've had my chance and others deserve theirs. But I'm sure many applicants were disappointed not to know what the selection criteria were.
"In the past if you wanted to build and race a car you could turn up and try pre-qualifying. If they don't even know the criteria, how will young teams like Carlin ever get their chance?"
F1 Racing also reveals the full list of the 11 new teams who made their applications to join F1 in 2008.
As well as the known entries of Direxiv, Prodrive, Jordan, European Minardi, AMT Promotions (Carlin Motorsport) and BCN Competicion, there are details of the other five outfits who have not previously been confirmed in public.
These include Craig Pollock's Baram F1; the ALK Group, run by Kane Khan and Adam Kiten; North Western, entered by law firm Lennox Bywater; Filmty Interactive, backed by North American digital technology company Eye2Buy; and Luxrace Tech, guided by director Boris Barnes.