It was the biggest day for Formula 1 in many years - and one that could be pivotal to the sport's future - as the FIA announced the identity of the 13 teams that would get entries for the 2010 world championship.
All ten current teams were on the list, but question marks hang over eight of them, with Brawn, McLaren, Renault, Toyota and BMW Sauber warned they have until 19 June to drop their conditions, and Ferrari, Toro Rosso and Red Bull arguing vehemently that the FIA cannot enter them unconditionally as it claims. So rather than ending the impasse, the announcement further escalated the tensions between the teams and the governing body.
There was good news for Campos, US F1 and shock applicant Manor, who were the slightly surprising choices for the three vacant spots, while rejected aspirants like Prodrive, Lola and Epsilon Euskadi remained optimistic that this saga was not over yet...
THE BIG STORIES
FIA announces 2010 F1 entry list
Cosworth celebrates Formula 1 return
FOTA asks WMSC to intervene in F1 row
Williams 'pleased' with F1 entry
Ferrari won't race if conditions not met
Prodrive disappointed to miss entry
Red Bull insists entry still conditional
Toro Rosso also committed to FOTA
Wirth to build Manor's Formula 1 car
Fifteen teams lodged F1 entries
Team Lotus still hopeful on F1 plans
Lola remains in talks with FIA
FIA's Q & A on new team entries
Superfund still on FIA's reserve list
FIA: Interest justifies push to cut costs
Analysis: New F1 teams in detail
Q & A with Lola's Martin Birrane
FOTA seeking 'sensible governance'
Campos hails 'very special day'
US F1 'humbled' by Formula 1 entry
Q & A with Manor's John Booth
FOTA vows to change 'bad' FIA rules
Epsilon remains optimistic of F1 slot
Q & A with Epsilon's Joan Villadelprat
ACEA wants change to F1 governance