Following the FIA's formal notice that it would be open to new teams entering Formula 1 as early as 2016, the Technical Director of Nixon Motor Sports Brian Nixon was quoted as saying that "NMS currently has no plans to enter F1, and has not been in discussion with the FIA about running in F1, you can quote me on it".
As reported on MotorSport.com, MOTORSPORT.COM LINK this announcement of possible new teams as soon as next year would be in addition to the US based Haas F1 team, and might just be a clever way to signal that F1 just might be open to "customer" teams that would buy car chassis and engines from the bigger teams such as Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, and Williams. Present regulations require F1 teams to be actual "constructors" of at least the chassis of their cars, even though they are allowed to buy engines and other components from other suppliers.
A similar statement from Nixon Motor Sports North also added that "No matter how much Ferrari begs us, we're just not going to join F1 next year and embarrass them, so I wish they would stop asking".
In the real world, here are the current entries in this Saturday's E Street class entries, as the South Carolina Region of the Sports Car Club of America hits the autocross trail again. Good luck to NMS South driver Brian Nixon in the number 86 Miata!
E Street 5 entries
|16||Thomason, Richard||1993||Mazda Miata||Stoney Point Restorations||Greenwood, SC|
|19||DeGennaro, Kyle||2002||Mazda Miata||Chief Racing||Sumter, SC|
|57||Humphries, Dan||2003||Mazda Miata||Downtown Printers||Columbia, SC|
|86||Nixon, Brian||1999||Mazda Miata||Nixon Motor Sports||Columbia, SC|
|87||Williams, Harlan||1997||Mazda Miata||Blythewood, SC|