Bernie Ecclestone has cast doubts on the health of Formula One’s new American team for next season.

"No," he told the BBC in an interview from Singapore when asked if he thinks 28 cars will really be ready to watch the five lights go out in Bahrain next March.

Alongside the current teams, new entrants including Manor, Campos, Malaysian-owned Lotus and Charlotte based USF1 are touted to contest the 2010 world championship.

"I think one or two might not turn up," the F1 chief executive said. "That’s what I’m being told; possibly USF1 are a doubt."

Given that USF1 co-founder Peter Windsor (pictured) is one of the chief reporters for Australia’s F1 feed, I’m looking forward to hearing his response in tonight’s broadcast.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.
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