Team US F1 has become the second team to publicly confirm that it has lodged its entry for next year's world championship.
While the current teams continue discussions with the FIA about changing the regulations so they are happy to submit their own entries, US F1 has joined Campos Racing in committing itself to its 2010 plans.
Team principal Ken Anderson confirmed the plans when speaking to AUTOSPORT in the Monaco paddock. When asked if his team had lodged its entry, he said: "Yes we have. It's Team US F1."
Anderson also said that his team had an engine deal in place -- as was required by the FIA's entry application form. Although not revealing its identity, the team has been strongly linked to a Cosworth deal in recent weeks.
Entries for the 2010 championship close next Friday, with the FIA due to confirm the successful applicants on June 12.
A number of other new teams are expected to lodge entries in the next few days as they finalize their funding and business plans. Current outfits Ferrari, Renault, Toyota and Red Bull have already said, however, that if the current regulations are not changed then they will not be entering next year.