Two new teams accepted in Formula 1 for next season

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone at Monza, Italy on September 8, 2013
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F1 president Bernie Ecclestone confirms that two new teams have been accepted to compete next season.

Formula 1 president Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that two new teams have been accepted to compete next season.

There are currently 11 teams that take part in the motorsport.

One new outfit is an American entry proposed by NASCAR team owner Gene Haas. The identity of the other has not been revealed.

"[Haas's] will be accepted," Ecclestone, 83, told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

"We've also accepted another team as well. Whether they'll make it or not is another story. We are happy to have another couple of teams."

A decision over whether to accept new teams was due to be made by the FIA on February 28.

Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Gene Haas at a press conference during NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at Charlotte Convention Center on January 27, 2014
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3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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