Lola says it will continue in talks with the FIA over a potential entry for the 2010 F1 World Championship, despite not being on the list announced on Friday.
The Huntingdon, UK-based company was one of 15 new teams to have lodged an F1 entry for next year, and although believed to be one of the favourites to secure a slot, Lola was absent from the entry list. However, with the FOTA teams still determined to not race if their conditions are not met, Lola remains in the frame until the final list in announced next Friday.
"The Lola Group acknowledges receipt of the communication from the FIA announcing the preliminary entry list for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship," said Lola in a statement.
"The Lola F1 Team is not currently listed as an entrant, but will continue to remain in discussion with the FIA as a potential new entry until the extended deadline of 19 June, 2009."