F1 can't afford new teams to be terrible

F1 can't afford new teams to be terrible

Several new teams have shown an interest in joining the Formula 1 circus, but the response from the people in charge has been lukewarm at best. STUART CODLING argues that new entrants are wasting their time until F1 gets its house in order

Whether or not the prospect of 24 races appeals, how about more teams? That was the tantalising post-2020 prospect Ross Brawn dropped in casually during an interview with Sky Sports F1 recently - which was followed by news of some actual proposals, which then got short shrift from F1 itself.

We chewed over the notion of new teams with F1 Racing columnist Mark Gallagher in the latest edition of the Flat Chat podcast. His verdict was eminently sensible: given the state of F1's commercial landscape it would make more sense to buy in to an existing team than set one up from scratch, but if you really want to go to all that time and expense, then... knock yourselves out.

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