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2019-11-15 11:30
Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton

Ferraris Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (front) competes ahead of Mercedes British driver Lewis Hamilton during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 8, 2019. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

A hopeful new Formula 1 team will discover next month if the sport will consider allowing new entrants.

Recently, Formula 2 boss Adrian Campos and his business partner Salvatore Gandolfo announced that they are working on putting together a Spanish F1 team.

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They have already met with Chase Carey and Ross Brawn, recruited former F1 engineers Peter McCool and Ben Wood, and vowed to study the new rules for 2021 with a view to running former Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein.

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On 4 December, they (F1) want to decide about new teams. So far, you could not submit an application and I only know the conditions by hearsay," Gandolfo told Blick newspaper.


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"The same goes for the engine manufacturers. We have talked to Renault and Honda, but everyone was waiting for information. Only later can we decide whether an entry makes sense," he added.

With the budget cap and a better distribution of F1's commercial income, the Campos outfit believes it would be able to operate for 80-million a year.

"Then I would have to raise another 20-million for a 100-million budget. Only that is realistic and interesting as a business. With a budget of between 100 and 110-million, you can put a fast car together, as Haas has shown," said Gandolfo.

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