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Why F1's chase for new teams has the current grid worried

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Why F1's chase for new teams has the current grid worried
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Sep 5, 2019, 7:14 AM

Formula 1 is keen to tell observers it has had serious interest from potential new teams. A grid expansion may not happen until 2022, but the existing entrants are concerned about what this would mean for them

Since 2017, following the demise of the Manor squad, Formula 1 has had 20 cars on its grid. Questions exist over whether this number needs to rise. For instance, does the championship need new teams simply because that's too small a grid and it should be 22 or 24 cars? Or should Liberty Media be preparing the ground for a new entrant to come in should any of the current competitors drop out?

Those questions have now been given extra focus by confirmation that at least one new F1 team project is being worked on in the background.

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Series Formula 1
Author Adam Cooper