- guardian.co.uk, Friday 12 June 2009 11.16 BST
On Wednesday, FIA president Max Mosley invited all the Fota teams to enter the world championship unconditionally to be in a position to discuss and, if necessary, amend the 2010 technical regulations. And motor sport's governing body today confirmed that Manor Grand Prix, Campos Grand Prix and Team US F1 are the three new teams on the grid from next season. McLaren, Renault, Toyota, BMW Sauber and Brawn GP have been named on the entry list for 2010, and they now have a week to submit an unconditional entry.
Ferrari have been given an entry, but that could now prompt a legal battle as they, along with the other seven members of the Formula One Teams' Association, initially submitted conditional entries. Red Bull Racing and sister team Toro Rosso have also been handed an entry by the FIA, who will argue they and Ferrari are contractually obliged to be involved.
A statement from Ferrari today read: "Following publication of the list of entries for the 2010 formula one world championship, which includes Ferrari as an unconditional entrant, Ferrari wishes to state the following: Ferrari submitted on 29 May 2009 an entry to the 2010 FIA formula one world championship which is subject to certain conditions.
"As of today, these conditions have not been met. Notwithstanding this and despite Ferrari's previous written notice to the FIA not to do so, the FIA has included Ferrari as an unconditional participant in next year's formula one world championship.
"For the avoidance of any doubt, Ferrari reaffirms that it shall not take part in the 2010 FIA formula one world championship under the regulations adopted by the FIA in violation of Ferrari's rights under a written agreement with the FIA."
Williams and Force India have places on the 2010 grid, although that is no surprise as they opted to split from Fota and submit conditional entries due to binding contracts of their own.
If any team fails to submit a conditional entry, the FIA will return to the pool of potential new entrants as they are determined to have a 26-car grid in place for next year. At present, further due diligence is currently taking place on the other possible entries should further positions become available.