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Andretti Formula Racing

Former F1 Team Owner in bold Andretti prediction

Andretti still faces a task in reaching F1, but how competitive with ACR be compared to rivals?

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Former F1 Team Owner Paul Stoddart believes Andretti Cadillac Racing would avoid finishing last in the Constructors' standings should its entry to the sport be successful.

The American outfit has moved onto the final stage of F1's entry process after passing the initial two phases, led by the FIA.

Andretti has faced extensive pushback from current teams, however, with concerns raised over the financial value that could be brought, knowing the slice of prize money afforded to each squad would be further divided.

Another fear is over the competitiveness and sustainability of any new team, with Haas the only one of four outfits to have survived in the sport since entering in the past 13 years.

Fantastic for the sport

Speaking exclusively to RacingNews365.com, former Minardi Owner Stoddart explained: "From personal experience, back in the day, it was really difficult to come in and survive.

"I can understand why they [the teams] don't want it to happen, but Andretti is a first-class operation.

"It's going to be a hard battle for them to get in. The teams are all profitable now, so they are fighting hard against another coming in - it's going to be difficult.

"But it would be fantastic for the sport if GM and Andretti came in because they won't be at the bottom, they would perform.

"There are a lot of aspects that have to be looked at: how to make space for an 11th team and making sure it is sustainable for the sport and also to the existing teams."


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