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Motor racing: Ecclestone says F1 has agreed to two new teams

Published on Apr 6, 2014 7:08 PM
 
In this picture taken on Oct 28, 2012, Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone gestures as he speaks to media representatives prior to the Formula One Indian Grand Prix 2012 at the Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi. Formula One has agreed to accept two new teams, including a US entry proposed by Nascar team owner Gene Haas, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday, April 6, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MANAMA (Reuters) - Formula One has agreed to accept two new teams, including a US entry proposed by Nascar team owner Gene Haas, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday.

"They will be accepted," the Briton told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix when asked about Haas's application.

"We've also accepted another team as well. Whether they'll make it or not is another story. We are happy to have another couple of teams.

"I've spoken to (International Automobile Federation president) Jean Todt and we agreed yesterday that another two teams want to come in, we'll let them in," said the 83-year-old billionaire.

 
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