FIA System 1 World Championship President and CEO Stefano Domenicali has appeared to close down persistent rumours of an eleventh staff probably becoming a member of the grid after the Italian acknowledged that System 1 doesn’t want any extra groups to affix an already busy grid.
After an unsuccessful bid final 12 months to purchase the Sauber F1 Workforce, which presently competes beneath the Alfa Romeo F1 Workforce Orlen title, Mario Andretti introduced in February of this 12 months that his son, Michael Andretti, had filed the required paperwork with the FIA to turn into the eleventh staff in System 1.
The Andretti’s have to date proved to be unsuccessful with their makes an attempt to affix System 1 and Domenicali’s current feedback will forged additional doubts on the probability of the Andretti’s becoming a member of the game.
Chatting with Sky Sports activities F1 Domenicali acknowledged that System 1 could have already met its restrict in regard to having ten groups competing within the sport.
“As at all times, it is advisable to be balanced, it is advisable to see all of the issues which might 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 precise dimension in what’s profitable for the game.“
The previous Scuderia Ferrari Workforce Principal refused to rule out the potential of at some point an eleventh staff becoming a member of the grid. Nonetheless, Domenicali did seem to close down any attainable probability of a staff becoming a member of the game within the close to future, by stating that an eleventh staff just isn’t ‘actually a necessity for System 1’ at this current second.
“I feel in that respect there’s the analysis of the sustainability of the staff, the analysis of not being too crowded with that. So I might say by way of precedence, it isn’t actually a necessity for System 1 at this time.
“Now System 1 is extraordinarily aggressive however it is advisable to 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 soundness of the system will likely be for a very long time.
“You see how tough at this time it’s to search out folks that actually are the high-quality in all of the completely different enterprise. I don’t suppose that at this time that’s one thing we will say with religion.
“I feel 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.”