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Why F1 doesn't feel the need to increase teams

In recent years, there have been several who have been interested in gaining a foothold in the highest category of motorsports, from individuals who have their own structure to large manufacturers in the automotive world.

However, Formula 1 has closed the door to practically everyone, with the exception, we could say, of the Audi brand. Although really those with the four rings do not land as a team, but as a motorcyclist who will join one of the current teams, Sauber, which currently operates as Alfa Romeo.

The most notorious and most recent case is that of Andretti; The American structure has a long history behind it and its pedigree and commitment is more than demonstrated in each and every one of the categories or disciplines in which they have participated or still participate. However, in F1 they have not managed to gain a foothold and, at least for now, their chances are quite remote.

Referring to this interest that is derived from the growing increase in the audience of F1 at the international level, Stefano Domenicali , president of the highest category, explained the reason why he does not see the need to increase the number of teams for now.

“Formula 1 is now in the spotlight, but in economic and competitive terms you have to try to always stay strong. That’s crucial to ensure the system is stable for a long time,” Domenicali told Sky Sports .

“As always, there has to be a balance. You have to look at everything from a very global point of view,” he added.

At the moment, there is also a widespread belief that there are too many drivers for too few teams on the grid, so bringing in a new structure could alleviate that problem, although Domenicali doesn’t think that’s the solution.

“More drivers on the grid? In the end there must always be a limit to how far we can go.”

“If we add one or two teams, obviously there will be some more seats available, but we also have to look at what is or is not good for the category. In that sense, there is the evaluation of the sustainability of each team and if it would not be too “.

In short, the president of the highest category assured that ” in terms of priorities, it is not necessary for Formula 1 at this time” to increase the grid, since with ten teams everything seems to be working like a charm.

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