Why Andretti is both right and wrong with his F1 "greed" accusations
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Why Andretti is both right and wrong with his F1 "greed" accusations

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OPINION: Ever since Michael Andretti made his intentions clear to form a team to join the Formula 1 grid, it has been hit with resistance. While the Andretti Cadillac set-up still has hurdles to get over, a stand-off has formed and the American is critical of the championship’s self-interest. Andretti may have a point but he must also realise the reasons behind the "greed"

It did not take long for Formula 1’s first major political battle of 2023 to erupt.

With New Year hangovers barely worn off, Michael Andretti’s announcement of his intention to enter F1 with Cadillac triggered a fight that has divided the paddock. On one side of the debate is Andretti and FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem, who both believe that F1 would be a stronger place if the American operation made it on to the grid with the backing of General Motors.

On the opposite side are Formula One Management (FOM) and the majority of F1 teams (but not all of them), who want to slow things down as they are not yet convinced it is a win-win scenario. They want to better understand whether the value Andretti can bring to F1 outweighs any potential downsides.

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