Sauber to know about 2010 entry 'next week'

BMW-Sauber will soon discover if its place on the 2010 grid is guaranteed. The FIA recently granted the 13th and final guaranteed team spot to Lotus, because fellow applicant BMW-Sauber had still not secured its funding following the announced...

BMW-Sauber will soon discover if its place on the 2010 grid is guaranteed.

The FIA recently granted the 13th and final guaranteed team spot to Lotus, because fellow applicant BMW-Sauber had still not secured its funding following the announced withdrawal of its German carmaker owner.

However, later that very same day, the Hinwil based team announced it had been sold to the mysterious Qadbak group, even though it is only on standby to race next year if a confirmed team pulls out or the grid is expanded to accommodate 28 cars.

When asked when BMW-Sauber will definitely know about its 2010 entry, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone answered in Singapore: "Next week probably. They need to know."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone
Teams Sauber