Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has raised concerns over Formula 1's 'balance' after the FIA granted permission for Andretti Global to join the grid, which could lead to F1 becoming an 11-team championship in the near future.
Marko's comments come after Andretti's bid, in partnership with General Motors brand Cadillac, was approved by the FIA, moving them one step closer to becoming the sport's newest entrant.
The coming months will see F1 engage in a comprehensive assessment of Andretti's bid, meticulously evaluating its merits and potential contributions to the sport. This process will ultimately determine whether F1 expands to accommodate an eleventh team.
FIA approve Andretti bid
An F1 spokesperson told GPFans: “We note the FIA’s conclusions in relation to the first and second phases of their process and will now conduct our own assessment of the merits of the remaining application.”
In an FIA statement, president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “The FIA was very clear in establishing stringent criteria for entry from the outset of the Expressions of Interest procedure.
"Our objective, after rigorous due diligence during the application phase, was to only approve prospective entries which satisfied the set criteria and illustrated that they would add value to the sport."
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