Welcome at RN365

You are logged in. Benefit directly from all the benefits of your account:

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits

Welcome at RN365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
  • 1 HAM LAP 56
  • 2 VER + 0.745
  • 3 BOT + 37.383
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
  • 1 VER LAP 63
  • 2 HAM + 22.000
  • 3 NOR + 23.702
bhr
por
fri 30 apr - sun 02 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 29.148
  • 3 BOT + 33.530
ita
esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 15.841
  • 3 BOT + 26.610
por
mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
  • 1 VER LAP 78
  • 2 SAI + 8.968
  • 3 NOR + 19.427
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
  • 1 PER LAP 51
  • 2 VET + 1.385
  • 3 GAS + 2.762
mco
fra
fri 18 jun - sun 20 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 53
  • 2 HAM + 2.904
  • 3 PER + 8.811
aze
aut
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 HAM + 35.743
  • 3 BOT + 46.907
fra
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 BOT + 17.973
  • 3 NOR + 20.019
aut
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
  • 1 HAM LAP 52
  • 2 LEC + 3.871
  • 3 BOT + 11.125
aut
hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug
  • 1 OCO LAP 70
  • 2 HAM + 2.736
  • 3 SAI + 15.018
gbr
bel
fri 27 aug - sun 29 aug
  • 1 VER LAP 1
  • 2 RUS
  • 3 HAM
hun
nld
fri 03 sep - sun 05 sep
  • 1 VER LAP 72
  • 2 HAM + 20.932
  • 3 BOT + 56.460
bel
ita
fri 10 sep - sun 12 sep
  • 1 RIC LAP 53
  • 2 NOR + 1.747
  • 3 BOT + 4.921
nld
rus
fri 24 sep - sun 26 sep
  • 1 HAM LAP 53
  • 2 VER + 53.271
  • 3 SAI + 62.475
ita
tur
fri 08 oct - sun 10 oct
  • 1 BOT LAP 58
  • 2 VER + 14.584
  • 3 PER + 33.471
rus
usa
fri 22 oct - sun 24 oct
  • 1 VER LAP 56
  • 2 HAM + 1.333
  • 3 PER + 42.223
tur
mex
fri 05 nov - sun 07 nov
Quali sat 06 nov
Race sun 07 nov
usa
bra
fri 12 nov - sun 14 nov
Quali fri 12 nov
Sprint sat 13 nov
Race sun 14 nov
mex
qat
fri 19 nov - sun 21 nov
Quali sat 20 nov
Race sun 21 nov
bra
sau
fri 03 dec - sun 05 dec
Quali sat 04 dec
Race sun 05 dec
qat
are
fri 10 dec - sun 12 dec
Quali sat 11 dec
Race sun 12 dec
sau
Start Mexican GP
Days
Hour
Min.
Sec.
Mario Andretti

Andretti exclusive: F1 team coming to fruition would 'feel sweet'

Mario Andretti has spoken about his son's plans to enter Formula 1 in the future, making clear that "the interest is there".

Interview
To news overview © Getty Images/Red Bull Contentpool

Mario Andretti has said it would "feel sweet" if his son Michael manages to find a way onto the Formula 1 grid in the future, explaining that "the interest is there" amid reports of efforts being ramped up to enter a team.

Last month, reports emerged that Andretti Autosport team owner Michael Andretti was looking into the possibility of acquiring an F1 team, with fellow American-led operation Haas being heavily linked to any potential takeover.

"If the right opportunity comes up, we'll be all over it. But we're not there yet," Andretti, who currently fields teams in IndyCar, Indy Lights, Formula E, Extreme E, Australian Supercars and IMSA, told RACER at the time.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with RacingNews365.com, Mario Andretti described his son as "very ambitious" and is hopeful that he will ultimately succeed in his efforts to reach Formula 1 as a team owner.

"There's a lot of speculation, and whenever there's smoke, there's fire somewhere," said the 1978 World Champion, when asked if there was any more information he could share.

"It's no secret. Michael is very ambitious. Motor racing as a whole interests him. Look at all the disciplines that he's involved in. That's his business.

"Now he's looking at the pinnacle, which is Formula 1. How sweet it would be if all of this comes to fruition."

Andretti would not give away specific details about when or how an entry might be formed but said his son, who competed in F1 as a driver with McLaren in 1993, has been looking into the possibility for several years.

"He's definitely working on it, no question," added Andretti.

"He's been looking at that for two or three years now, at least, and the interest is there. But when and how it will happen, that's up to him to divulge."

At present, taking over a current team is the most cost-effective way of entering Formula 1.

F1's latest Concorde Agreement, which was signed last year and expires in 2025, introduced a $200m fee for any new entrants. That money would be split between the existing teams, protecting their revenues with a fairer distribution of commercial rights income.

It's time for the latest episode of our new Formula 1 podcast, with F1 journalists Dieter Rencken, Thomas Maher and Mike Seymour discussing the fallout from a dramatic Italian Grand Prix weekend.

RN365 News dossier Interviews

The best interviews from the world of F1 and motor racing

1 comment

    x