The FIA have released the official entry list for the 2010 Formula One World Championship, just a few days ahead of the commencement of Friday Free Practice at the first race of the season in Bahrain. The lateness of the release stems from problems arising from the new teams, notably USF1 who are absent from the table. Having stated they will not be ready in time for Bahrain, Ken Anderson’s and Peter Windsor’s team have been struck off and while Zoran Stefanovic may have been hoping to fill the vacant slot, the FIA have clearly chosen to leave the grid as 12 teams and 24 drivers.
At the time of the release, Hispania Racing only had Bruno Senna down as a driver, but since then Karun Chandhok has been announced. As usual, car number 13 does not feature, tradition dictating that the supposed unlucky number be neglected from the field. The FIA state they will be clarifying the selection process for any vacant grid slots that may arise for the 2011 season in due course.
2010 Formula One World Championship
|Red Bull Racing||Renault|
|Scuderia Toro Rosso||Ferrari|
|Pedro De La Rosa
Luca Di Grassi
Apologies for the tardiness of this post – BlogF1 went down over the weekend due to issues with its host. Everything appears to be back to normal now.