New followers of Components One know the racing sequence as comparatively small: 10 groups and 20 drivers.
However that is not the best way issues have at all times been. The grid has supported as many as 13 groups and 26 drivers in current historical past. And if the Federation Internationale de l’Vehicle — Components One’s governing physique — will get its approach, the grid would possibly develop once more.
Andretti Autosport, an American racing crew with a presence in IndyCar and Components E, has made no secret of its want to enter F1. Andretti bid to hitch F1 up to now however confronted intense pushback from the present groups — sufficient to persuade the FIA to show down Andretti’s supply.
However occasions are altering in F1. The sequence itself, led by CEO Stefano Domenicali, is rising in measurement and affect. In actual fact, F1’s reputation is so widespread that the FIA is struggling to take care of authority over it.
To maintain F1 from breaking out from underneath its affect, the FIA is anticipated to go in opposition to F1’s needs and green-light Andretti’s bid for entry — a transfer that can remind F1 who’s in cost and win the help of racing followers throughout the globe.
However will Domenicali and F1 — clearly pushed apart on this disagreement — lose persistence with the FIA and abandon the physique fully?