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FIA opens application process for new teams
This year the grid only features ten teams, while for next year the F1 world looks forward to the arrival of Haas F1. The FIA has now opened the application process open to organizations that want to enter F1 for the 2016 or 2017 seasons. The application window closes on June 30th 2015. Should any applications come in they will be decided upon until September 30th. Among other criteria, the value the applicant brings to F1 as a whole, will be considered, which is French for how much they can pay Bernie, I presume.
There have been reports that the French ART team is considering stepping up to F1.
Suspects of Red Bull trophy heist arrested
According to the BBC program “Crimewatch” the Rozzers have nicked four suspects believed to be part of the intruders, who stole sixty trophies from the Red Bull Racing headquarters in Milton Keynes on December 6th 2014. An official confirmation from the authorities is still pending.
Twenty of the sixty trophies, mostly replicas, were later found in a nearby lake, while the other forty are still missing. Red Bull has offered 10.000 Pound for useful hints from the great unwashed.
Räikkönen’s WEC promise still on
Tony Vilander, a Finnish sportscar driver (mostly Ferraris), works as a TV expert for Finnish TV and is a close friend of Kimi Räikkönen. When he asked the Iceman during the Monaco weekend if the promise was still on that he would tackle Le Mans after his F1 career alongside his buddy, Räikkönen answered in the affirmative, but made it clear that he would only consider the big cars, as opposed to the smaller GT classes that Vilander can normally be found in.
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