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The FIA has gotten the ball rolling on potentially adding up to 2 new F1 teams. The new teams could join F1 as early as 2025.
FIA starts bid to find up to two new F1 teams as early as 2025 - The Race
The FIA has formally opened the process for up to two teams to enter Formula 1 as early as the 2025 season.
The FIA has formally opened the process for up to two teams to enter Formula 1 as early as the 2025 season and will determine if any applicants are successful by the end of June.
FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem revealed last month that he wanted the governing body to look into beginning the official process for identifying potential new teams.
This has now begun with a call for expressions of interest published by the FIA, intended to identify “one or more new F1 teams” to compete from the start of the 2025, 2026 or 2027 season.
The F1 grid is capped at 12 teams under the current Concorde Agreement, the commercial contract teams agree with F1, which runs to the end of the 2025 season.
“The overall long-term interests of the championship” will be a priority in the process, which begins with prospective entrants being invited to express their preliminary interest in the form of an initial application that costs $20,000.
In this, the applicant needs to show that a company has been incorporated with details of its administrative headquarters, plus the identity of all shareholders, and information on the relevant experience and capabilities including technical experience, racing experience, facilities, equipment, and engineering resources.
The initial fee will be offset against the total application fee of $300,000, and the requirements for a full entry application will be provided to candidates by February 17 at the latest.
Formal applications must be submitted by April 30 with a decision by June 30 at the latest, after a thorough due diligence investigation assessing the technical ability and resources of the team, the ability to raise and maintain sufficient funding to participate at a competitive level, the team’s experience and human resources.