Surprise, surprise all ten teams have entered next year's championship - although the nine teams that comprise the FOTA have made that conditional on agreement over the controversial budget cap. Hs looking like the cap on budgets will be introduced in a phased manner, hitting the $40m target possibly as early as 2011.
The positive effect is that for the first time in a number of years we'll be seeing full grids with 13 teams having submitted entries. The three new teams will benefit from additional support from the manufacturers to compensate for the increased budget cap.
The only remaining queries are around engine supply... particularly around the Prodrive/Aston Martin entry. Who will be prepared to support a competitor's entry? I suspect not Ferrari, Mercedes or BMW and the thought of an Aston Martin-Toyota or Aston Martin-Renault just doesn't sit well with its aspirational brand values.