“I hope it’s not dead,” Zak Brown reveals that Andretti’s attempt at an F1 entry is “meeting a lot of resistance”

Zak Brown on Andretti's aspirations of entering Formula One.

Zak Brown and Andretti
Zak Brown and Andretti
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Zak Brown the CEO of the McLaren Formula One team has recently revealed that Andretti is facing a lot of resistance in their bid to enter F1 by the time the next set of new regulations comes into effect.

The Andretti team has made its intentions very clear and they want to be a part of F1 as soon as possible, moreover, both Michael and Mario Andretti are confident about the team’s resources and feel they have everything in their arsenal to become a competitive force in F1.

Formula one is on the upward trajectory and with the sport looking to add more races to future calendars, the idea of having the 11th team on the grid does not seem far-fetched.

Moreover, fans have welcomed the idea as they feel it would help in increasing the competition level on the Formula One grid but there are a lot of obstacles standing in the way of the Andretti team.

Michael Andretti
Michael Andretti

The newly implemented Concorde agreement is one big roadblock for the team as according to it F1 demands a whopping sum of $200 million to grant anyone entry into the sport and the current F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has further downplayed the importance of having an additional team on the grid.

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Zak Brown’s assessment of the whole Andretti situation

Zak Brown
Zak Brown

I hope it’s not dead, but it certainly seems like it’s meeting a lot of resistance.

I wouldn’t want to comment on what I think the right number is [for the entry fee] but what I would say is the value of an F1 franchise – from when the Concorde Agreement was signed to now – it’s grown rapidly.”

Ultimately, it’s up to F1 to decide what the right number to buy in is,” said Brown.

Formula1 Sprint
Formula1 Sprint

It has been some time since Andretti’s official inquiry into the matter and the FIA and Formula One still haven’t responded to them.

The awkward silence has given an indication that Domenicali and Co. are not too thrilled about having a new team on the grid and the way things are going, Andretti’s hope of entering F1 could remain only a possibility for at least the next few years.

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