Aug.11 (GMM) Joan Villadelprat is eager for the FIA to make its decision about the identity of F1’s thirteenth team for 2011.
The formula one veteran, who has worked at Tyrrell, McLaren, Ferrari, Benetton and Prost, is now pushing to bring his own Le Mans prototype and junior single seaters team Epsilon Euskadi onto the grid.
It is believed the Azkoitia-based outfit is in competition with Villeneuve/Durango and Stefan GP, but it is also possible that the governing body will deem none of the applicants worthy of the 13th place.
It is also rumoured that many more than the three aforementioned projects are still officially in the running for the entry.
“We are already working with our wind tunnel model,” Villadelprat is quoted by the Italian language Al Volante.
“From the economic point of view we have an interesting budget but not yet what I would want to have for the formula one programme.
“Before investing a lot of money, our possible partners want to be sure that we have been chosen (by the FIA), but this (situation) will end in August,” he added.
Indeed, the FIA’s decision about the 13th team entry is due late this month.