April 28, 2006

12 Teams.

The FIA has released the official list of teams for 2008. The participants are:

BMW Sauber F1 Team
Honda Racing F1 Team
MF1 Racing
Red Bull Racing
Mild Seven Renault F1 Team
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Super Aguri F1 Team
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Panasonic Toyota Racing
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Williams F1 Team
...and Prodrive.

Prodrive is a company with long, long history in racing. According to their website, they 'managed the BAR F1 team,' have won six World Rally Championships with Subaru, won the British Touring Car Championship five times with multiple teams, and run a private Ferrari team in the 24 Hours of Lemans (as well as other international sports-car teams).

This isn't going to be another quick and dirty SuperAguri style team, folks... this is going to be an honest-to-god Factory team, it looks like. Granted, it's a factory we haven't HEARD of (I mean, it's no Ferrari), but it's still a 'factory'.

Is anybody surprised that Paul Stoddard got rejected? European Minardi would have been great to have back, and it's not impossible that he might try to pick up a team (like Midlands, maybe?) when they want to get out of the game, but as of right now, Guido Minardi is out.

Oh well, at least we got Super Aguri!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 04:48 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Ahhhh Dave Richards has the touch of MIDAS!!!! Prodrive quit WRC because the became bored with winning... (forget the real reason whatever it may be...) Watch this team soar to the heights of greatness in the next few years.... I'm excitabubble about it...

Its a welcome relief to find a fellow F1 freak...

Posted by: The Womanmoose at April 30, 2006 11:06 AM (dYD4a)

2 I wish they could have taken two or three teams, I would love to see a more packed grid. One thing that A1GP certainly got right, there.

Posted by: flotsky at May 01, 2006 07:27 PM (6T2ID)

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