Behring still aiming for German team

It has been reported that Oliver Behring, the business man who attempted to buy out Arrows last year, is still aiming to get German Grand Prix Racing into the Formula One world championship. Behring, backed by German based investors, dropped out...

It has been reported that Oliver Behring, the business man who attempted to buy out Arrows last year, is still aiming to get German Grand Prix Racing into the Formula One world championship. Behring, backed by German based investors, dropped out of the Arrows deal after the FIA refused the team entry to this year's championship. However, recent reports suggest he is intending to buy chassis and engines from an existing team to gain entry in 2004.

According to German website Sport1, Behring said: "We have already put in our application to the FIA. Naturally we will work very closely with our chassis partner. We will have a wind tunnel in our factory."

While intended drivers and a team principal are not known, Behring has an interest in former BAR boss Craig Pollock: "Craig Pollock would be ideal," he commented. "He speaks German and has already taken BAR from nought to 100. He made mistakes at BAR but that's good for us. We will also make mistakes but not those Craig has already made."

It's possible that the entry fee to the F1 championship could be dropped and FIA president Max Mosley recently said he was confident there would be more teams in the sport in the next few years. Details of Behring's plans are sketchy but no doubt the FIA would welcome another legitimate team to the grid.

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