Marcin Budkowski reveals new teams and engine suppliers keen to join F1 – “We have talked to prospective entrants”

Alpine executive director Marcin Budkowski has hinted that there are several teams and engine suppliers wanting to join Formula 1.

Therefore, in the near future, we can expect to see some new faces within the sport, much to the delight of all fans.

For a while now, the grid has been constant with 20 cars.

While this is the minimum we would want from the sport, several people have voiced their preferences to see new drivers and engine suppliers.

This would lead to a bunch of opportunities at the pinnacle of motorsport.

As F1 has been introducing strict cost-cutting measures to open the gates for new constructors, Budkowski has revealed that there are both new teams and engine suppliers waiting in line – something that could benefit Alpine.

What did Budkowski say?

“There are people who are interested in entering the sport,” he stated to The Race.

“Some of them have made themselves public (probably referring to the Volkswagen Group) and have been covered in the press over the past couple of years. Some of them have not looked for publicity or public knowledge.

“There’s a lot of people interested in Formula 1 because it’s a great sport and hopefully it is going to become a sustainable and maybe profitable business with the cost cap and improved prize fund.

“So, there’s lots of interest. We have talked to prospective entrants. At the moment it hasn’t really borne fruit in terms of a new entrant,” he explained.

Looking at Alpine’s performance

Fernando Alonso rejoined Formula 1 with Alpine after a two-year break. While his initial races raised the voices of several critics, the team is doing well so far.

Alpine currently stands fifth in the constructors with 77 points.

Additionally, Esteban Ocon, who scored a P1 podium in Hungary stands 10th in the driver’s list with 39 points while Alonso trails behind by a single point.

We can only wait and see how the team performs in the second half of the season.

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