Karun Chandhok believes including one other group to Components 1 by way of Andretti Autosport could be “improbable” for the game.
Michael Andretti has made no secret of his want to enter Components 1, having initially tried to take over Alfa Romeo and made contact about probably buying Haas – however neither materialised.
He has since turned his consideration to establishing his personal operation, hinting that he would have an settlement in place for a web site for a manufacturing facility within the UK, in addition to a possible energy unit take care of Renault.
Opinion within the paddock has been cut up about whether or not or not they might enable him to enter, with Christian Horner voicing potential help for the transfer because of Andretti being a “highly effective” title inside motorsport, whereas Mercedes group principal Toto Wolff thinks it should take roughly $1 billion of funding for him to enter a group and be aggressive from the off.
However former F1 driver turned Sky Sports activities pundit Chandhok could be very a lot for including one other group to the grid, significantly one other American title, given the headway the game is now making into changing into an enduring success within the States.
“Michael has made his intentions very clear: he needs to get into Components 1,” Chandhok informed reporters, together with the Dutch version of Motorsport.com.
“I personally suppose it might be improbable to see Michael Andretti and his Andretti Autosport in Components 1. It’s an awesome title to have the ability to affiliate your self with as a sport.
“I do know Michael and his father Mario a bit of bit. Individuals with a higher ardour for motorsport than them don’t exist.
“As well as, I believe it might be good for Components 1 to have one other American group in it.
“Nevertheless, I do know that there are a number of hurdles to beat so as to enter Components 1 with a brand new group. The opposite groups must need it, there must be $200 million on the desk and there are various different hurdles that make it troublesome for a brand new participant to enter. However I wish to see extra vehicles on the grid.”
Andretti hopes to change into Components 1’s latest group in time for the 2024 season, however the viability of such a transfer is but to be determined.