12 Apr 2014

Haas F1 entry accepted

10:22 am on 12 April 2014

Formula One could have an American constructor on the starting grid next year, after the governing body, the FIA, approved an entry for NASCAR team owner Gene Haas.

The International Automobile Federation said it was also considering another application made by former F1 team principal Colin Kolles.

No further details were given but an FIA spokesman confirmed that former Jordan, Midland, Spyker, Force India and HRT principal Kolles was behind Forza Rossa with Romanian partners.

The FIA also announced after a meeting of its world motor sports council in Marrakech, Morocco that there would be a meeting of all the teams on May 1 to "clarify the means to achieve a substantial F1 team cost reduction".