Two more prospective small entrants are reported to have signed up to compete in next year's formula one world championship.

Two more prospective small entrants are reported to have signed up to compete in next year's formula one world championship.

While nine of the current teams lodged only conditional entries before last Friday's deadline, former champions Williams as well as new entrants USF1, Campos, Lola, Prodrive and Litespeed confirmed the filing of their official paperwork.

At the weekend, it then emerged that the veteran of nearly 70 grands prix Alex Wurz is bidding to run a team next year, to be called Team Superfund in deference to the Austrian investment company.

Also reportedly hoping for a spot on the 2010 grid is the iconic team name March, which while founded by a group involving Max Mosley in 1969 has been controlled since 1992 by Andrew Fitton.

Should the nine active FOTA teams ultimately be granted berths on next year's grid, then at least half of the hopeful new teams will not be green-lighted by the FIA.

The governing body's 2010 entry list, to feature a maximum of thirteen team names, will be published on June 12.

 

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