Scenario (assumptions): It is 2012, the 2009 idea of budget caps was trashed. All the teams from 2009 return in 2010, no new teams appear. The Mercedes board votes to leave F1 (remember their 2009 vote was only one away from leaving F1) effective 2014 . Renault has been mid pack since 2009, Alonso leaves and goes to Ferrari, so the Renault board votes to stop participation in F1 in 2013. Ferrari, Toyota, and McLaren continue to spend more money each year, potentially over $500 mill USD annually. Frank Williams decides that due to health reasons to sell his team, but his operating expenses to run midpack are not attractive to anyone. Team will be shut down in 2013. International sales of Red Bull are down, so corporate decides to trim down its race operation, dumps NASCAR and decides to only have one team in F1 in 2014. All of the above are viable possibilities, but the purpose of this excercise is not to debate these possibilities, but to assume they will happen. So based on these assumptions: 1) How does F1 attract new teams to fill the gaps on the grid in order to stay alive?