Having a competitive network is more important than new stables

The candidacy of American car giant Andretti is still under discussion. In fact, Michael Andretti announced some time ago that he wants to build his own Formula 1 team in 2024. Only access to the grid, on the one hand, requires the consent of all teams, but also the approval of F1. So far, Stefano Domenicali has other priorities.

The question is shared in the enclosure. While some see the added value that Andretti could bring to the top motorsport class, others, like Mercedes, are far more skeptical.

“We have many requests. »explained Stefano Domenicali. “How many? More than one … and less than eight! There are those who keep their intentions even more secret, and there are those who keep their intentions a secret. Personally, I don’t think the number of teams in Formula 1 is the limit for entertainment.”He believed.

“I think the priority is to improve the competitiveness of certain existing teams. I don’t think increasing the number of applications brings added value unless it’s exceptional quality teams. »added Domenicali.

Budget ceiling to be taken into account

In addition, the financial part must not be overlooked in this decision. “There are two open questions that need to be considered. »he explained about the finances and the budget ceiling. “It simply came to our notice then. Because if something is forgotten by those who have to regulate, the whole system collapses. Today, not only the technical aspect needs to be checked, but also very strict financial controls. That is why the FIA ​​seeks to prepare for a stronger role as guarantor. »added Stefano Domenicali.

“The second point concerns certain variables that are very difficult to predict when the financial rules come into force. Inflation is moving in an unpredictable direction and transport costs have risen in recent weeks in an unpredictable way. The right solutions will be discussed, but always on the basis that everyone should have equal opportunities.he concluded.

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