F1 » FIA to consider new team applications

The FIA is due to begin its assessment of applications to join the Formula 1 grid in 2015, with several proposals having been submitted.

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February 11, 2014 3:55 PM

Gene I'd think long and hard about interring this circus/ money pit.
Even if Hass becomes competitive in say 4 or 5 years,
the formula will be changed to direct injected diesels ( in the interest of green racing) Then its millions more in investment.


February 11, 2014 4:35 PM

I'll be very surprised if even one extra team is on the grid - let alone several. Talk is cheap but putting a team and cars on the grid costs serious money. Even those with the money such as NASCAR owner Haas will be reluctant to spend that much - just to have a car at the back of the grid to start with. (Well they have to work their way up have they not...?!)


February 11, 2014 4:39 PM

when they take applications its a strong indication that they anticipate the need to replace a team. or that the rules will be changed enough to draw new blood. cap limits, customer cars, parts of the shelf kinda offers or perks


February 11, 2014 4:52 PM

Rather than try and attract another couple of teams to make up the back markers and disappear in a year or so why not simply allow a third car to the existing teams that can afford it? Makes perfect sense to me and is bound to encourage more competitive racing at the FRONT where we want it.


February 11, 2014 10:31 PM
Last Edited 658 days ago

Its a smooth sailing for Haas for 4 reasons:

1) attracting american corporate sponsors given the current conditions in europe

2) the desire to have a non-european team

3) to catch up with MotoGP in having americans on the grid in some way or form

4) grow the sport in the americas

if you ask me personally I welcome the FIA efforts to grow the sport in the US, but to be realistic F1 is going to have to do and be something BIG if its going to compete against the likes of baseball, football and basketball..america sacred cows when it come to sports. Ontop of that the motorsports scene isn't doing all too good with falling attendence at NASCAR and Indycar races. To make things worst some broadcasters such as ESPN are cutting back on their contracts and some big name sponsors are pulling out of both.

Overall if you ask me, F1 should be focusing more on asia and trying trying to get more drivers from the region on the grid.


February 12, 2014 12:33 AM
Last Edited 658 days ago

As long as Bernie and the FIM are in charge, the F1 caste will doom new comers,
The entry bond killed Super Aguri and they made Catterham, Virgin and Marussia look like fools.

More worrisome is Bernie's fix on the tracks. If Spa, Canada, Australia etc can't pay the freight, and they bail, then who cares anymore?
If the whole calendar moves to Asia/ Middle East, a lot of us will be be done with all of it.
BTW I'm serious about those turbo diesels, there heading are way

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