Sauber has been granted the final entry for the 2010 Formula One season, the FIA has confirmed.
The team’s future has been in doubt after BMW pulled out of the sport and a proposed sale to the mysterious Qadbak group fell through. Peter Sauber stepped in last week to rescue his own team it will line up on the gird for Bahrain’s season opener, equipped with Ferrari engines.
“The FIA has written to inform BMW Sauber AG that their application for an entry in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship has been successful," said a statement issued by the FIA.
"Subject to their signing the Concorde Agreement, BMW Sauber will be awarded the 13th entry in the Championship, taking the place of the departing Toyota team.
"The FIA has worked closely with the Commercial Rights Holder and the teams involved over recent weeks and is grateful for their support in achieving the best outcome for the sport."