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Alpine F1 Team

Alpine open to working with new F1 teams

Formula 1 haven't had a new entrant on the grid since Haas entered the fold back in 2016, however Alpine have made it clear they'd be happy to link up with a new outfit.

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Alpine Executive Director Marcin Budkowski says the French team are willing to work with a new F1 team, even holding talks with prospective entrants.

Haas were the last team to join the series back in 2016, however the sport have begun implementing measures aimed at making it more appealing for new outfits to enter the fold. Budkowski has revealed that Alpine have already held talks with some of these parties, though those conversations haven't resulted in anything concrete just yet.

"There’s people who are interested in entering the sport,” Budkowski told members of the media, including RacingNews365.com.

"Some of them have made themselves public and have been covered in the press over the past couple of years. Some of them have not looked for publicity or public knowledge.

"There’s a lot of people interested in Formula 1 because it’s a great sport and hopefully it is going to become a sustainable and maybe profitable business with the cost cap and improved prize fund.

“So, there’s lots of interest. We have talked to prospective entrants. At the moment it hasn’t really borne fruit in terms of a new entrant."

Budkowski stated that competing in F1 isn't easy, let alone starting a team from scratch, however Alpine would be willing to support a new team should an agreement be struck.

"If there was a good project being mounted with someone with financing and [a] good and a clever approach to building a new team then we are open to discussion and consider supporting that operation with an engine or powertrain supply," Budkowski added.

"It’s not easy to start a Formula 1 team from scratch. It’s also not easy to compete in F1 with an existing team. But starting from scratch is a massive endeavour."

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