FIA Method 1 World Championship President and CEO Stefano Domenicali has appeared to close down persistent rumours of an eleventh group probably becoming a member of the grid after the Italian said that Method 1 doesn’t want any extra groups to hitch an already busy grid.
After an unsuccessful bid final 12 months to purchase the Sauber F1 Group, which at present competes underneath the Alfa Romeo F1 Group Orlen identify, Mario Andretti introduced in February of this 12 months that his son, Michael Andretti, had filed the required paperwork with the FIA to grow to be the eleventh group in Method 1.
The Andretti’s have thus far proved to be unsuccessful with their makes an attempt to hitch Method 1 and Domenicali’s current feedback will solid additional doubts on the chance of the Andretti’s becoming a member of the game.
Talking to Sky Sports activities F1 Domenicali said that Method 1 might have already met its restrict in regard to having ten groups competing within the sport.
“As all the time, you might want to be balanced, you might want to see all of the issues which are across the desk. Having extra drivers… on the finish of the day there may be all the time a restrict at which you’ll go.
“Including one or two, it’s possible you’ll open up some driving seats. However we have to even have the proper dimension in what’s profitable for the game.“
The previous Scuderia Ferrari Group Principal refused to rule out the potential of sooner or later an eleventh group becoming a member of the grid. Nonetheless, Domenicali did seem to close down any attainable likelihood of a group becoming a member of the game within the close to future, by stating that an eleventh group will not be ‘actually a necessity for Method 1’ at this current second.
“I believe in that respect there may be the analysis of the sustainability of the group, the analysis of not being too crowded with that. So I’d say when it comes to precedence, it isn’t actually a necessity for Method 1 at this time.
“Now Method 1 is extraordinarily aggressive however you might want to be very robust when it comes to financials, when it comes to competence, and at this time this is without doubt one of the issues that’s essential, to verify the steadiness of the system shall be for a very long time.
“You see how tough at this time it’s to search out folks that actually are the top of the range in all of the totally different enterprise. I don’t suppose that at this time that’s one thing we can say with religion.
“I believe that’s the time that we have to make investments for the longer term, however we should be balanced. So I’m not saying that this is not going to occur, however we have to take it step-by-step.”