It has emerged that March, founded in 1969 by a group involving Max Mosley, and also Brabham, originally headed by triple world champion Sir Jack Brabham, have been named in official entries for budget-capped teams.
Two iconic names are bidding to return to formula one's front line in 2010.
The internet publication ESPN Racing-Live has sighted a fax sent by the FIA, confirming that March's new owner Andrew Fitton lodged its entry paperwork by the deadline last Friday.
Moreover, a source close to March Racing Organisation, which is not currently involved in any form of motor sport, confirmed the reports but said the outfit is "not getting too excited" due to the competition for the three vacant spots on the 2010 grid.
While the news of Brabham’s potential return seems sudden, it appears Formtech’s owner Franz Hilmer has long been preparing for a tilt at Formula One after purchasing the fixed assets of Super Aguri F1 in June last year, strengthening its case for entry in 2010.
Hilmer bought Super Aguri’s F1 facilities at the Leafield Technical Centre as well as race cars and team transporters, while he employed a number of former team staff to assist Formtech in composite design and manufacturing.
Founded by Australian sporting legend Sir Jack Brabham, the Brabham outfit vanished from the world of Formula One in 1992 after it was beset by financial difficulties with future World Champion Damon Hill recording the team’s final race finish, 11th at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Source:GMM via formula-1.updatesport themotorreport