2010 F1 entry list: the fallout begins
(GMM) The fallout of the FIA's newly published 2010 entry list began without delay on Friday.
Williams said it was "pleased" to receive an unconditional entry, but for Ferrari and the two Red Bull teams, the reaction was starkly different.
Ferrari said it has been named despite its "previous written notice to the FIA not to do so", as the two sides no doubt now prepare to challenge the other's interpretation of a prior agreement.
Red Bull and Toro Rosso each issued nearly identical statements, both rejecting their unconditional entries and pledging their ongoing commitment to FOTA and "all its principles".
At the same time, a FOTA letter was dispatched to the World Motor Sport Council, seeking its assistance in resolving the conflict.
David Richards expressed his disappointment that Prodrive was left off the entry list, as he believes his outfit has the necessary "resources and set-up".
"We will wait to see how things develop in the next week, up to the 19 June deadline set by the FIA and we remain prepared and ready to implement our plans should the circumstances allow," a statement added.
A similar statement issued by Team Lotus read: "We understand that in the event that any of the teams listed do not agree the terms imposed by the FIA, we are short-listed to fill any spots which become available."
Much of the F1 world was surprised to see 'Manor Grand Prix' on the list, and it emerges that the outfit is a collaboration between the British F3 and Formula Renault outfit Manor Motorsport, and Nick Wirth.
Wirth is a former Benetton technical chief, who ran the Simtek team with Max Mosley's involvement in the 90s. Today his Wirth Research facility builds racing simulators.
It also emerged that Dallara will build the cars for the new Campos team, which will be based in Madrid.
In total, 15 entries from potential new teams were received and processed by the FIA.