FIA publish provisional 2015 F1 entry list featuring 11 two-car teams
Marussia become Manor; Caterham also included
By William Esler
Last Updated: 06/11/14 7:59am
The FIA have published the provisional 2015 F1 entry list which features 11 two-car teams, including Caterham and Manor.
The futures of Caterham and Manor (nee Marussia) had been in doubt after both teams entered administration following the Russian Grand Prix leading to them missing last Sunday’s United States GP and the forthcoming race in Brazil.
Sky Sports F1 understands that Manor are aiming to return to the grid in Abu Dhabi, while the administrator in charge of Caterham has suggested that the Leafield team could race in the season finale too.
The Marussia team was born out of successful junior formula team Manor Competition which previously ran Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen in Formula Renault.
Sky Sports News HQ understands that Caterham are “pretty sure” they will be racing in the season finale in Abu Dhabi and that they hope to have a new owner in place by then.
"We are still hopeful we will be racing in Abu Dhabi," said Caterham administrator Finbarr O'Connell.
"There are a number of parties involved, but because the financial commitments are so huge it is difficult for people to commit.
"But I'm hoping when the sport is in Abu Dhabi we will have finalised a deal before then, or at that point.
"I'm very, very hopeful the team will be in Abu Dhabi. We are making arrangements to go to Abu Dhabi as we speak."
The list also revealed that McLaren will be called ‘McLaren Honda’ next season as supposed to 'Honda McLaren' as had been speculated.
Entry list in full:
Company: Red Bull Racing Limited (AUT); Team name: Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
Company: Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited (DEU); Team name: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team.
Company: Ferrari SpA (ITA); Team name: Scuderia Ferrari.
Company: Lotus F1 Team Limited (GBR); Team name: Lotus F1 Team.
Company: McLaren Racing Limited (GBR); Team name: McLaren Honda.
Company: Force India Formula 1 Team Limited (IND); Team name: Sahara Force India F1 Team.
Company: Sauber Motorsport AG (CHE); Team name: Sauber F1 Team.
Company: Scuderia Toro Rosso SPA (ITA); Team name: Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Company: Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited (GBR); Team name: Williams Martini Limited.
Company: Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited (GBR)*; Team name: Manor F1 Team.
Company: 1Malaysia Racing Team SDN BHD (MAL); Team name: CF1 Caterham F1 Team.
*Subject to confirmation