Andretti warned ‘cash shouldn’t be sufficient’ to enter world of Components 1 : PlanetF1

David Coulthard has warned Andretti that cash alone shouldn’t be sufficient to safe them a transformed spot on the Components 1 grid.

Andretti’s bid has been gaining momentum with the announcement of a partnership with Normal Motors earlier this month that may see the possible group named Andretti-Cadillac.

However whereas GM will carry appreciable backing each by way of infrastructure and funds, cash has by no means gave the impression to be the barrier to Andretti getting onto the grid.

As a substitute, the present groups have argued {that a} new group must reveal worth which might compensate for them having to share their earnings with an additional entity.

New groups are required to pay a $200 million entry price which is distributed amongst the prevailing constructors however as Andretti has discovered, cash doesn’t robotically earn you a spot.

David Coluthard warned the possible American group that “cash shouldn’t be sufficient” to enter the world of Components 1.

“We’ll see what the governing physique and the groups work out between them,” Coulthard stated when requested by concerning the potential of latest groups becoming a member of the grid. “However proper now we’re in that political manoeuvring [phase] aren’t we? Persons are wrangling about it.

“However to enter the game is one factor, to achieve success takes numerous time, numerous dedication and numerous human assets. So cash shouldn’t be sufficient.”

Coulthard is a driver who has skilled greater than 10 groups on the grid however stated he had sympathy with current constructors as they joined F1 earlier than it was the massively worthwhile enterprise that it’s as we speak.

“I’ve lived by an period the place there have been extra groups at sure factors and there’ve been the identical quantity of groups as there may be every now and then possibly two or three of them have been actually fairly weak by way of the efficiency.

“Extra vehicles must be good for the spectacle however the actuality is each sports activities man and lady has put within the laborious yards earlier than they have been ever paid, as a result of they love doing what we’re doing.

“I perceive why the groups are barely reluctant once you’ve acquired a franchise worth based mostly on 10 groups.

“Pink Bull have two Components 1 groups. I feel it’s an unbelievable story of funding and imaginative and prescient for those who have a look at what they’ve performed over the past 15, 20 years from Pink Bull Racing’s starting after which Toro Rosso.

“So for those who’ve invested all that after which one other group simply is available in with not having put of their funding then that impacts your worth.”

Extra reporting by Aron Day

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