Stefano Domenicali has reaffirmed that F1 is in no hurry to make a decision on adding more competitors to the F1 grid, as the FIA begins the process of evaluating potential entries.
Andretti-Cadillac has had one foot in the door for some time now, making its intentions to join the grid very clear, despite opposition from current teams.
The Italian has stressed that any new competitor must contribute something to the sport, a point with which he agreed Mercedes Boss Toto Wolff.
Domenicali: I haven’t changed my mind
speaking to motoringDomenicali gave a clear answer on whether there would be a decision on a new team soon.
He said: “About that, I am not going to change my mind. It is not the money, as we have said, and I do not want to advance anything because there is a process and I think I have respect. [for] the fact that the FIA launched its process, and very soon we will come to the conclusion.
“As we always said, we have to make sure that the decision is right for the business. And this is what I think is the duty of the FIA and of us together, that must be taken. So that’s another decision that will be made in the coming months.”
When specifically questioned about the possible entry of Andretti-Cadillac, his position remained the same, saying that:
“There are positive and negative aspects, that is part of the evaluation that we are doing. Therefore, I cannot spoil or anticipate anything.
“We are doing things very seriously and correctly. So as soon as we are ready for that discussion, we will report, as a discussion, we will take it with the FIA together.”
With multiple manufacturers considering a bid to join the sport, the FIA and F1 have a difficult decision to make when it comes to deciding who and whether to allow anyone to join the sport.
For now, it looks like they won’t be rushing to make a call, as the decision date approaches rapidly with each passing day.