FIA announces application process for prospective F1 teams
Feb.3 - The FIA has announced the official launch of its application process for prospective teams interested in participating at a competitive level in the FIA Formula One World Championship. The organisation is looking for serious entities with technical capabilities, financial stability, and experienced personnel to enter the championship.
For the first time, applicants will have to demonstrate their plans for sustainability and achieving a net-zero CO2 impact by 2030. They will also have to show how they plan to make a positive societal impact through their participation in the sport.
All applicants will undergo a rigorous due diligence process, including assessments of their technical capabilities, funding, and human resources. The selection criteria, deadlines, legal requirements, and other conditions will be communicated to those who express preliminary interest in the FIA.
The overall interests of the championship, including all stakeholders, will be considered in the selection process, along with regulations and governance arrangements. The high level of interest from potential candidates highlights the growth and popularity of the FIA Formula One World Championship.
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, said: “The growth and appeal of the FIA Formula One World Championship is at unprecedented levels. The FIA believes the conditions are right for interested parties, which meet the selection criteria, to express a formal interest in entering the Championship.
“For the first time ever, as part of the selection conditions, we are requesting that candidates set out how they would meet the FIA’s sustainability benchmarks and how they would make a positive societal impact through sport.
“The process is a logical extension of the positive acceptance of the FIA’s 2026 F1 Power Unit Regulations from engine manufacturers which has attracted Audi to Formula 1 and created interest among other potential entrants.”
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“ The growth and appeal of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship is at unprecedented levels” can anyone explain why?
My guess, love him or loathe him, Hamilton. He has singlehandedly brought with him the black population of the world who have someone to identify with and a big part of the white population. Will the “ growth and appeal “ continue when he retires?
Most people could not even name another current driver based on my limited personal research. Try it yourself.
What? C'mon, Blo, I value your opinions but this post is terribly flawed. I didn't realize that Lewie is black until 6-7 years ago when he started screeching about it. He is a racing driver, and a pretty damned good one, but responsible for the growth and sustainability in the F1 fanbase?
Again, I'm not an Andretti fan but Michael seems to have checked every box for approval. This really does seem like anti-American bias from the boys club.
Now Ford's on-board I cant see anything stopping Andretti,Totos reign as F1 goto man is over,Now just to replace the Binman with Dave Richards and happydays
Liberty$$$$$$ have made MORE f1 popular along with Gunnys drive to survive, the appeal certainly isnt there through ticket prices, the appeal for more mfrs and teams-- the cost cap, if i was hazarding a wild guess..!, but Blo, naw way off the mark , f1 doesnt, and has never Needed Lucille, bitching, complaining, blaming, naw f1 of this era doesnt need that
Growth and appeal ROR. If not, what is attracting the new fans? What would attract your grand children?
Oops that was meant for ROR but same question, what would attract your grand children. Judging by your posts he is definitely your main interest.
Speed, noise, cool cars and potential crashes. The art/science of racing not so much, and certainly not drivers whining or mouthing off about social issues.
RoR, of course you are most probably right but LH has nearly 43million followers on social media, where he “mouths off” about social issues, MV only 14million is next then DR. The rest are nowhere. So more clout than you give him credit for.
DR’s third place on social media is probably his main interest to Red Bull, great for selling energy drinks.
Based on attending races in the past and races now in Europe the demographic has changed considerably from the race going audience of even 10 years ago and is now predominantly a much younger audience with a higher female makeup. That I'm pretty certain is mostly down to Netflix and the following of drivers and teams on social media, That nice Mr Hamilton has a factor on that but is not the centre of adulation for this new audience. That I would say sits pretty much in the Lando, Charles, Pierre and George camps with an large Max/Redbull following.
Spot on, Lord Crocker.
MV this and last years world champion has about 1/3 of the followers of LH.
LN, CL,PG, and GR combined have about 1/2 the followers of LH. On that basis I would surmise that LH probably is the centre of adulation.
Hamilton also actively supports females in motor racing, is not ashamed to show his female side and is not afraid to stand up for oppressed minorities unlike bin man.
so what your saying is, if max , got into music/fashion/skydiving/blm/anything else that gets his picture took he might , just might be nearly as popular as Lucy, something tells me Max isnt to bothered, I mean ill email him if you think it'll help , most followers , what is he, 12yr
Most followers is important
Most money is important .
Blo, I think that the question is "centre of adulation" for whom? IMO, Lewie lost his way and is far too concentrated on celebrity. Too bad, he is an excellent driver and has lost his allure for pure racing fans.
Lord Crocker claims LH is not the centre of adulation for the new younger (more diverse) audience that F1 now has. I was merely pointing out that facts seem to suggest that he is.
No of course MV does not have to follow his style why would he, they are all individuals.
I had no idea Lewis was into so many interesting pastimes! Clearly you follow him a lot more avidly than I do Strop.
Based on what I've seen from attending races in Europe I stand by my assessment. That's not to say it holds true for the rest of the world or for those who do not attend races at all or only follow the sport via social media, but from what I've seen the number of people I'd class as new fans wearing LH 44 shirts seems surprisingly low considering his followers and undoubted success.
An interesting observation M’ Lord. Possibly the average young LH fan is unable to afford the high cost of actually attending a Grand Prix.
More teams would be great bringing back the old days when 30 plus starters existed. teams would need to show their potential to be competative and finacially capable to sustain their operation.
Surveys eh, can be very maluable depending on the commisioned the survey and what the questions are , now the one im looking at says since the last "survey" was done 2017 the average age of "fans" has indeed come done 4 yrs to 32yrs, Now without looking to deep at the detail , its impossible to say they are fans attending races , or fans watching the races by electronic means, however p6 of the report does state
More than half of all fans (51%) play motorsports-specific video games, with 64% of those aged 16-34
• Largest sample ever analysed – 167,302 responses
• Youngest ever sample recorded – 34% of respondents < 24 / 63%
< 34 / Average age 32y 0m
• Highest female participation ever - 18.3% of total sample, up from
10% in 2017
• F1 attracts, passionate new fans with 34% following sport for <5 years,
up from 12% in 2017
• Greater geographic spread – 187 countries represented with a
significant uplift in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa response
being active motorsport gamers.
And thats where i stopped being arsed to look any deeper at the Liberty commisioned survey https://cdn-1.motorsportnetwork.com/survey/2021/2021-f1-global-fan-survey-motorsportnetwork.pdf
Max and red bull have revitalised F1 England is not the centre of the universe