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The crucial detail that could determine Andretti’s F1 bid success 

OPINION: An impasse surrounding the Andretti Formula Racing F1 project shows little sign of ending. But MARK GALLAGHER believes that the team being willing to accept a prize money compromise could yield a crucial breakthrough

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali cannot have been hugely thankful when FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem announced in early October that the sport’s governing body had approved Andretti Formula Racing’s entry application, thus handing the poisoned chalice to Formula 1 in order to discuss commercial terms. A toxic game of pass the parcel.

As is always the case, the FIA followed a process. These processes are always described as ‘strict’ or ‘stringent’, yet the last time the FIA followed its own path to determine the viability of new F1 teams things really didn’t work out. 

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