• Nov 13th 2009 at 10:01AM
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Hell hath no fury like a racing team scorned. Among the dozen teams that lodged bids this year to join the F1 grid for 2010 was N.Technology. The racing outfit is known to some European fans as the squad that fielded race-prepped Alfas in various touring car series (pictured above), but its bid was ultimately rejected by the FIA in favor of Campos, Manor and USF1, Lotus joining the roster in BMW's stead after N.Technology had withdrawn its bid.

Citing irregularities in the selection process, N.Technology and its parent company MSC Organization Ltd. (itself an organizing body responsible for the International Formula Master feeder series) sued the FIA in French courts. According to the plaintiffs, the FIA only selected teams that were willing to use the Cosworth engine package which the governing body commissioned. N.Technology wasn't interested, while the teams that were selected all agreed to use Cosworth power.

Unfortunately for N.Technology and MSC, the French courts didn't see things their way, and rejected the rejected entry's claims. Some people just can't win.

[Source: Autosport | Image: Bryn Lennon/Getty]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      cool looking alfa.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice burnt bridge, there, N.Technology... you've definitely guaranteed that you won't be admitted onto the F1 grid in 2011, 2012, and so forth...
      • 5 Years Ago
      i don't find anything wrong with nascar but touring car races are where it's at; are they still run on speed?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, I want a Alfa 156, thanks alot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      FIA - I don't want an F1 with spec tires, spec engines, and spec aero. If I did, I'd watch IndyCar.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Here, here, go back to the golden age when everything and anything was fair game.
        Like turbochargers. Or teams that spared no expense to get that extra fraction of a second advantage over the other guy. Or ground effect cars that use aerodynamic effects to create an area of low-pressure under the car which "glues" the car to the track.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Favoritism, politics, and corruption in the FIA (especially F1)? Never.....