The FIA has granted Gene Haas' proposed Formula 1 team with an entry for the 2015 season.
The sport's governing body opened up a tender for a 12th team late last year. Following a lengthy evaluation process, Haas confirmed on Friday that his application to join the grid has been accepted.
'Obviously, we’re extremely pleased to have been granted a Formula 1 licence by the FIA,' he said in a statement.
'It’s an exciting time for me, Haas Automation and anyone who wanted to see an American team return to Formula 1.
'Now, the really hard work begins. It’s a challenge we embrace as we work to put cars on the grid. I want to thank the FIA for this opportunity and the diligence everyone put...
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