In a revealing interview with Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brundle, Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali opened up about the possibility of new teams, new races, and a better relationship with the FIA ahead of the 2023 season.
Domenicali addressed the rumors of a new 11th team in F1, with Andretti partnering with General Motors, but criticized their approach, saying that teams need to be respected and the process of entering F1 should be done seriously and in the right way.
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The F1 cost cap, which was a major storyline in 2022 with Red Bull being found guilty of breaching it, was also discussed. Domenicali called for a quicker resolution this year for the credibility of the sport.
Domenicali also addressed the relationship between F1 and the FIA, discussing the role of new President Mohammed Ben Sulayem and the importance of everyone doing their job for the growth of the sport. He also acknowledged the need for improvement in race management.
The newly enforced rule that drivers cannot make political, religious, and personal statements without prior approval was also addressed by Domenicali. He supports the drivers’ freedom to speak out on issues, but admitted that they need to be balanced and respectful of their partners.
With a wealth of topics covered in this exclusive interview, F1 fans will have a deeper understanding of the direction the sport is heading in and the plans in place for the 2023 season.