The FIA has given those F1 teams who wish to compete in the 2010 World Championship just under a month to submit their formal entries and to indicate whether they wish to be bound by the planned cost-capping regulations or continue spending budgets on an open-ended basis.

Entries for the 2010 championship must be submitted between 22-29 May and the formal list of the 13 two-car teams which have been accepted will be made public on 12 June. The FIA World Motor Sport Council this week pegged the cost cap for next year at £40m – some £10m higher than originally envisaged – and there are some other tasty incentives which may tempt new competitors such as US F1, Prodrive and Lola to throw their hats into the ring.

Read more about the proposed F1 budget cap