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* McLaren had been linked to a sponsorship deal with Intel to replace West, who withdrew their sponsorship at the Hungarian Grand Prix. However Mclaren instead signed a deal with Vodafone as the team's primary sponsor for 2007. The team will run without a main sponsor for 2006.

* Due to McLaren and Intel not reaching an agreement, Intel has instead signed to become a technological partner for BMW Sauber.

* The new Super Aguri F1 team, a possible 11th team, had its application for a place on the 2006 grid rejected by the FIA, allegedly due to failure to produce the $48m entry bond. The team planned to field heavily updated 2002-spec Arrows A23 cars , with Honda V8 engines for the first few races of 2006, before introducing an all new chassis for the European races. However Super Aguri F1 has announced they have received the 10 signatures necessary from the other teams. The FIA have stated that they will make an announcement once the $48m bond is received, expected some time next week. It is now reported that their place has been confirmed and they are to be the 11th team

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