The decision to include the FOTA teams, even though their inclusion is provisional, follows last minute talks in London yesterday, which saw the teams and the FIA establish some common ground at a time when many thought the sport was on the verge of imploding.
While there remains a question mark over McLaren, BMW, Renault, Toyota and Brawn, due to the fact that their entries are conditional, it must not be forgotten that Ferrari has already admitted that it would legally challenge its automatic inclusion in the entry list, the result of a previous deal done with the FIA.
Clearly, in the case of these six teams there is still a long, long way to go, with the aforementioned implosion very much a possibility.
Meanwhile, while nobody expected US F1 to be missing from the entry list, there will be widespread surprise that both Lola and Prodrive have been omitted in favour of Campos and Manor, which is understood to have Nick Wirth on board.
Earlier today, Cosworth was playing its cards close to its chest, a spokesman telling the Northampton Chronicle: "All we can say is, we're unable to make a comment at this time."
However, the reality is the legendary engine supplier, which won 176 Grands Prix between 1967 and 2007, will be returning to the grid, a move precipitated when Honda quit F1 at the end of 2008, which itself came at a time when Mosley was pushing for a standard engine in his attempts to reduce costs.
|Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro||Ferrari|
|Scuderia Toro Rosso||STR-TBA|
|Red Bull Racing||RBR-TBA|
|Force India F1 Team||Force India-Mercedes|
|Campos Grand Prix||Campos-Cosworth|
|Manor Grand Prix||Manor-Cosworth|
|Team US F1||Team US F1-Cosowrth|
|Vodafone McLaren Mercedes*||McLaren-Mercedes|
|BMW Sauber F1 Team*||BMW-Sauber|
|Renault F1 Team*||Renault|
|Panasonic Toyota Racing*||Toyota|
|Brawn GP Formula One Team*||Brawn-TBA|