11 Jun 2009

Ferrari say not an automatic entry for 2010

3:05 pm on 11 June 2009

World champions Ferrari have warned Formula One's governing body not to try to include them as an automatic entry on the list of competitors for next season without first meeting their conditions.

The Italian glamour team and seven others making up the Formula One Teams Association have submitted only conditional entries, with the list of those accepted due to be published tomorrow.

Only Williams and Force India have submitted unconditional entries.

At least 10 would-be newcomers are also seeking entry in a standoff between the governing body and existing teams that threatens to tear the sport in two.

The disupute has revived talk of Ferrari and the other manufacturers setting up a rival series if the governing International Automobile Federation goes ahead with plans to introduce an optional 40-million-pound budget cap next season.