FIA to leave 13th team spot vacant in 2011

According to emerging rumours, the FIA has decided to leave the 13th team position vacant for the 2011 season. It is believed that Epsilon Euskadi, and the Villeneuve/Durango alliance, were the only two contenders to make their Grand Prix debuts...

According to emerging rumours, the FIA has decided to leave the 13th team position vacant for the 2011 season.

It is believed that Epsilon Euskadi, and the Villeneuve/Durango alliance, were the only two contenders to make their Grand Prix debuts next year.

But according to the speculation early this week, F1's governing body has concluded that neither has a strong enough combination of engineering and financial resource.

It is believed the decision could be publicised after Friday's regular meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Como (Italy).

Internally, the FIA is believed to have made the decision one week ago.

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