Formula One hopefuls Stefan GP have been rejected entry into the 2010 World Championship.
US F1 has officially withdrawn from entering this season due to a lack of development funds and not having a car ready for the first race. But despite the withdrawal leaving a spare place on the grid, the FIA has ruled that it is "not possible for a replacement team to be entered for the championship at this late stage".
Stefan GP had got a car ready - using the chassis and engine
There will now be just 12 teams racing this season, with FIA said to be considering starting to take applications for the 2011 season instead.