Formula One may welcome a new team in 2016 after the FIA announced it was opening an application process.
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Potential new teams are required to register their interest by June 30, with full applications due by September 1 ahead of a final decision by the FIA on September 30.
The FIA said it was not imperative that a new team should join the grid in 2016 and would only select an additional team based on the “overall long-term interests of the championship”.
If there are no viable candidates, the FIA said that no new teams would be added.
The American-based Haas team has already been given the go-ahead to become the 11th team in 2016, while an additional team would bring the grid up to 12 teams for the first time since the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix.
Since the 2014 Russian Grand Prix, the grid has been made up of 20 cars after the Caterham F1 team folded over the off-season and Marussia made a return under the Manor name.