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GP Week : Issue 58
> F1NEWS> 3 is on the rounds when a number of potential suitors were interested in purchasing the now defunct Super Aguri F1 Team last season, only to hit a brick wall when in negotiation with Honda’s ultimate top brass … The Formula One Teams’ Association had vowed to aid the team and its future incarnation, should it have been Peter Sauber BMW buy-out bid hits a snag, meaning another brand new team is likely for next year’s F1 World Championship successfully bought from BMW, with entry to Formula 1 under the new Concorde Agreement, which has now been signed by all parties intending to take part in the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship. With no buyers found in time, the FIA has thus re-opened the tendering process for the 13th slot on the 2010 F1 grid, and is understood to be back in contact with the teams that remained on the FIA’s stand-by list – Epsilon Euskadi is known to be one of those teams, and it is believed that Prodrive may also still be on the list. However, recent comments attributed to Prodrive boss David Richards that his team was only denied an F1 entry because it refused to change its engine supplier from Mercedes to Cosworth may not stand it in the best stead with FIA President Max Mosley. It is understood that Italian’s N.Technology have launched legal proceedings against the FIA’s selection process for the 2010 F1 teams, and that a Serbian outfit has launched a complaint with the EC about the manner in which the initial process took place. 5