A 24-car F1 grid seems on the horizon with another team eyeing an entry

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Andretti Autosport along with General Motors is already eyeing an entry in F1 following FIA’s Expression of interest process.

It is a well-known fact now that Andretti Autosport is eying an entry in Formula 1. The side along with General Motors officially announced its intentions following FIA’s new approach. FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem opened the horizon for new teams to join as he requested the Expression of Interest process.

Andretti has been aiming to join the elite group for quite a while now and this has only pushed forward its motives.

Regardless, another team is also looking to grab this opportunity. Panthera Team Asia has also shown interest following the announcement.

Benjamin Durand – the team principal of Panthera Racing has highlighted the team’s interest in joining the sport. The COVID-19 pandemic halted the team’s plans but now they are back on track. Durand further claimed that things are “ready to go”.

Panthera Team is all ready to join the pinnacle of motorsports

Durand further added that the side already has an agreement with a power unit supplier in place.

“We have had a discussion with basically everybody in the paddock right now,”

Durand said.

“We have on paper a pre-agreement with one of the manufacturers.”

“That said, we are also very cautious about the power unit because our understanding is that there will be six manufacturers in 2026. We are not locked in with anybody right now, we have a pre-agreement with one of them but it’s just a letter of intent.”

“We are also talking with some manufacturers in Asia that might come to Formula 1 power units at some stage. But I don’t think they will partner with us at the beginning and definitely they will not be ready to do an engine for 2026.”

Recently, F1 has been inviting a lot of audience and constructors to the side. With new regulations coming in from 2026, we might return to the 90s seeing 24 cars on the grid.

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