FIA considers tender for new teams

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FIA president Jean Todt is considering opening up another tender for new teams to enter F1.

Haas is set to join the sport in 2016 but instead of adding to the sport's numbers it will be replacing Caterham, which fell into administration last season. Marussia suffered the same fate the following week last October but is on the verge of a remarkable return to the sport.

The last tender for new teams was in 2014 when Haas and Romanian outfit Forza Rossa were granted entry, though it remains unlikely the latter will make the grid next season.

"I am not happy for Marussia and Caterham and I sympathise for them, but it has always happened," Todt told the New York Times ."But in 2016 we have a new team coming. And we may make a tender again for one or two teams to encourage teams. And try to reduce the costs."

Todt went on to say costs must not be at the expense of the V6 turbo engines introduced ahead of last season.

"I feel [V6 turbos] is one of the few sensible decisions which has been taken over the last period. Formula One is the pinnacle of motor sport, so we must be an example to society. It is not all happening in a kind of closed golden-gated community where nothing is happening on the other side of the world."

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