Iconic names March and Brabham bid for 2010 F1 return

 Iconic names March and Brabham bid for 2010 F1 return
Legendary Brabham BT 52 formula one race car heads into the BMW museum

Two iconic names are bidding to return to formula one's front line in 2010.

It has emerged that March, founded in 1969 by a group involving Max Mosley, and also Brabham, originally headed by triple world champion Sir Jack Brabham, have been named in official entries for budget-capped teams.

The internet publication ESPN Racing-Live has sighted a fax sent by the FIA, confirming that March's new owner Andrew Fitton lodged its entry paperwork by the deadline last Friday.

Moreover, a source close to March Racing Organisation, which is not currently involved in any form of motor sport, confirmed the reports but said the outfit is "not getting too excited" due to the competition for the three vacant spots on the 2010 grid.

"We are waiting until we hear more from the FIA," the source added.

Meanwhile, the Swiss specialist magazine Motorsport Aktuell said Brabham Grand Prix Ltd, now owned by a German automotive supply company, also filed a 2010 official entry.

The famous team name, founded in 1960 and the winner of 35 grands prix and six world championships, and owned by Bernie Ecclestone in the 70s and 80s, is now controlled by Franz Hilmer, who bought the assets of the now defunct Super Aguri team last year.

It is also being reported by Corriere della Sera, and backed by FIA sources, that a secret group of Italians lodged a 2010 team entry.


Source: GMM
Published Jun 3, 2009 4:08 pm
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Alfa Romeo... fiat looks in good shape and the partnership for developement of the 8C with ferrari could mean more than the production car... MAserati is another name that is been out of F1 for a long time... they top they did is the MC12 for GT races... so here they are 2 possible candidates... Pagani!!!! ha ha what an Idea!!! ha ha ha how in this world he can pull out a F1 team out of his sleeve???
Jun 4, 2009 1:26 pm
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just what f1 needs - a full field of backmarkers... what a joke FIA - any monkey with 40 million quid can enter??
Jun 4, 2009 10:03 am
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Now all we need is Arrows and Minardi and F1 is complete haha
Jun 4, 2009 5:46 am
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did they put theses stupid and unfair regulations JUST to bring their own racing team out again??? i feel like i already know who is going to be next year's brown...
Jun 4, 2009 4:02 am
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I know Porsche is having a little bit of financial trouble right now, but I'd love to see them throw in a bid! Maybe enter as VW instead?
Jun 4, 2009 3:23 am
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Or maybe Auto Union to celebrate the merger of Porsche and VW, now that would be reviving an historic name!
Jun 4, 2009 4:41 am
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Porsche already entered F1 in the early 60s. They won the pole and their first race by a wide margin. After that they quite to focus on more street oriented racing and their road cars.
Jun 4, 2009 5:27 pm
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despite all the drama next year is lookin good so far.
Jun 4, 2009 12:28 am
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When I read this headline I immediately concluded that F1 is in such dire straits that Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone were being forced to enter their own teams... I guess it would be good to see both names racing again, although it means little given that they really have nothing in common with their heritages.
Jun 3, 2009 9:58 pm
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I doubt Pagani will enter F1 but would be good. But right now, as Ferrari mentioned in their statement a couple days ago, F1 is slowly becoming GT3 with all the private teams and the FIA clearly giving these small teams more priority than well established auto manufacturer teams.
Jun 3, 2009 9:57 pm
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or maybe some Minardi reincarnation.
Jun 3, 2009 9:56 pm
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Hope Pagani enter F1
Jun 3, 2009 9:29 pm
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to be honest, i am not sure if Pagani should enter F1, they build excellent supercar no doubt about it, but they don't even build their own engine, what do you think??
Jun 4, 2009 12:59 pm
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the only italians that comes into my mind right now are the guys from pagani.
Jun 3, 2009 9:21 pm
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Thats true Clement. The Zondas engine is a custom 7.3 V12 TT made only for Pagani by AMG. They could source AMG for engine supply but i don't know if that would happen. Wrong place, this is a reply to Clement just below.
Jun 4, 2009 5:25 pm
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