Brabham among new teams in F1

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Motorsport Aktuell said Brabham Grand Prix Ltd, owned by a German automotive supply company, filed a 2010 official entry.

The famous team, 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 owned by Franz Hilmer, who bought the assets of the Super Aguri team last year.

Perhaps when you own a garage full of Super Aguri kit and you squirrel away $60MM, you too can enter F1.

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. Who could it be? Why the secrecy? Are they affiliated with Ferrari in any way? While the members of this mysterious team may be secret to the public, I can’t imagine that the FIA is also in the dark as to who is behind the group. The FIA clearly stated that the new teams wishing to enter F1 must demonstrate that they are realistic and have the resources to be competitive in the series along with the financial backing to do so. I suspect Max knows who they are.

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