Prodrive confirmed as 12th team

Posted: April 28, 2006 by Neeraj in External, FIA, News, Prodrive

As reported on itv-f1.com

The sport’s governing body issued a list of the 12 successful applicants on Friday morning, confirming that David Richards’ Banbury-based organisation will join the 11 existing F1 teams on the 2008 grid.

The FIA said Prodrive was chosen (by a fax vote of the World Motor Sport Council) because it had “the best combination of financial backing, technical capability and motorsport experience” and because of Richards’ pedigree as a former team principal of Benetton and BAR-Honda.

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Comments
  1. sukhi says:

    didnt follow this one much, who’s bankrolling them, and what about the engine/chassis combo? Is VW anywhere near getting in through them?

  2. Neeraj says:

    These details are still to be rolled-out. But VW is somewhat doubtful as far as I can see.

  3. sukhi says:

    Ic. It would be great to have one more manufacturer in f1

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