F1 teams hold right of veto over new entrants to the grid, FIA confirms

The FIA president, Mohammed ben Sulayem, said last month that the FIA was evaluating the process of allowing new applications to join the 10 squads. It was met with a lukewarm response from F1 and most teams because it did not explicitly acknowledge that the commercial rights holder and the teams must also agree to any new entrants. In the event that no applicant is considered suitable by the FIA and/or by the F1 Commercial Rights Holder, no new F1 team(s) will be selected,” it said. No new team will join the grid until 2026 with the potential for a maximum of two new entries that year. However, the sport’s owners and teams remain highly sceptical of new entrants.

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