Formulation 1 chief Stefano Domenicali continues to insist that ten groups are sufficient for the top of motorsport, even supposing the dearth of groups is retaining proficient drivers out of the game.
With three or 4 seats obtainable on the F1 grid for 2023, there are a number of drivers gunning for them with some superb ones set to overlook out on subsequent season. Extra groups would imply extra seats.
However that maths doesn’t compute with Domenicali, and has not since he started his tenure on the helm; talking to Sky F1 he broached the topic of extra groups: “As at all times, that you must be balanced. You might want to see all of the issues which can be across the desk. Having extra drivers… on the finish of the day there’s at all times a restrict at which you’ll be able to go.
“Including one or two, you might open up some driving seats. However we have to even have the suitable dimension in what’s profitable for the game.
“I believe in that respect there’s the analysis of the sustainability of the crew, the analysis of not being too crowded with that. So I might say by way of precedence, it isn’t actually a necessity for Formulation 1 at this time.”
Andretti Autosport and Porsche have the sources to fund impartial F1 groups
Domenicali reasoned: “Now Formulation 1 is extraordinarily aggressive however that you must be very sturdy by way of financials, by way of competence, and at this time this is likely one of the issues that’s essential, to ensure the steadiness of the system shall be for a very long time.”
This seems to be a subjective opinion as it may be argued that F1 can be properly served with one or two severe groups, Andretti World, Porsche and the like spring to thoughts.
They hardly require monetary due diligence for the reason that People have the cash and provided to place up the $200-milllion; whereas Porsche is a part of the Volkswagen Group, so no scarcity of ‘financials’ with them.
Domenicali went on: “You see how troublesome at this time it’s to seek out folks that basically are the high-quality in all of the completely different companies. I don’t assume that at this time that’s one thing we will say with religion.
“I believe that’s the time that we have to make investments for the long run, however we have to be balanced. So I’m not saying that this won’t occur, however we have to take it step-by-step,” added Domenicali, suggesting an eleventh or twelfth F1 crew should not off the desk sooner or later.
Price noting is that F1 and Domenicali would not have a say on the quantity of groups, that duty lies with the FIA, The FIAthe sport’s governing physique points a interval by which any new groups can tender.
Thereafter the organisation does due diligence to test whether or not the F1 wannabe groups have the monetary plan and infrastructure to race on the highest degree. Thus the final word resolution lies with the FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem and his crew.