FIA re-opens selection process for 2011

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The World Motor Sport Council has met in Bahrain today, 11 March 2010, and decided that the FIA will re-open the selection process for a potential 13th team to join the sport in 2011. This decision was taken after the USF1 Team failed to make it to Bahrain for the first Grand Prix of the season.

With regard to the USF1 team’s non-participation in the 2010 championship, the World Council mandated the FIA President, in full compliance with the new code of practice for disciplinary matters, to take forward the most appropriate action.

The World Council approved the initiation of a new selection process for a potential 13th entry (and reserve entry) to the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Based on his previous Formula One test mileage and his participation in the GP2 Championship, the World Council has approved the granting of a super licence to Karun Chandhok.

Subject to final approval of the calendar by the World Council, Mr Bernie Ecclestone, President of FOM, has informed the FIA that India will host a Formula One event in 2011.

Michael Schumacher has been appointed as Drivers’ Representative for the Circuits Commission.

Source FIA