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Sauber secure 13th grid slot for 2010 // Filling the space left by Toyota for next year's F1 season

Published by Christine

The FIA have confirmed that Sauber will be on the grid in 2010, taking over the slot left vacant by the departing Toyota. A statement from the governing body said:

The FIA has written to inform BMW Sauber AG that their application for an entry in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship has been successful. Subject to their signing the Concorde Agreement, BMW Sauber will be awarded the 13th entry in the Championship, taking the place of the departing Toyota team.

The FIA has worked closely with the Commercial Rights Holder and the teams involved over recent weeks and is grateful for their support in achieving the best outcome for the sport.

The Concorde Agreement is the final hurdle for the team, then, but at least the FIA can relax knowing they still have their 13 garages filled for next year. A revised entry list will be published by the FIA.