How Formula 1 has made itself unattractive to new teams
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How Formula 1 has made itself unattractive to new teams

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OPINION: The Formula 1 cost cap has been billed as a saviour to several teams and helped to guarantee their viability for investors. But there already exists another mechanism that effectively had the same purpose, and serves as a strong deterrent for those with the means to go it alone in setting up a new team

There's always a flutter of excitement every time a brand-new team decides to throw its lot in to go and play in Formula 1.

Silly season is a glorious time of year as it is, as the anticipation over which drivers will fill the seats on the grid hits fever pitch. Throw a new team into the mix, and the level of suspense reaches a different stratum as there's a legion of additional elements to be decided.

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