Dark
Light
US Congress Urged Not to Meddle in Andretti F1 Bid

US Congress Urged Not to Meddle in Andretti F1 Bid

14/05/2024

Alessandro Alunni Bravi argues against US Congress intervention in the Andretti Formula 1 entry decision.

It is Formula 1, not the US Congress, that should fully control which teams are allowed to race at the pinnacle of motorsport.

That is the stance of Alessandro Alunni Bravi, managing director of the Sauber / Stake F1 team, now wholly owned by Audi.

Recently, while Andretti-Cadillac is currently excluded from F1 by the sport’s commercial owner, Liberty Media, an official US Congress investigation into this decision has been launched.

Andretti and General Motors insist that behind-the-scenes opposition from existing teams also contributed to F1’s decision to currently exclude them from the pit lane.

“I understand that it might be important for a government to support businesses in its own country,” comments Alunni Bravi.

“But I think this is a matter that should be addressed by those in Formula 1 who have the right to make such decisions.”

“My position? Just because we have three races in the United States and many American companies are involved in Formula 1 doesn’t mean we also need an American team. And we already have one anyway with Haas.”

“At the same time, we do not have a single team from Saudi Arabia or Qatar, even though we also race there.”

US Congress Urged Not to Meddle in Andretti F1 Bid

US Congress Urged Not to Meddle in Andretti F1 Bid. US Congress Urged Not to Meddle in Andretti F1 Bid

Next Race
Emilia-Romagna GP
(May 17 - 19)
Session Time
UK
Free Practice 11:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Free Practice 25:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free Practice 312:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Qualifying 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Race 3:00 PM
Upcoming Events
Date Series Race
19/05F1 Emilia-Romagna GP Italy
26/05F1 Monaco GP Monaco
9/06F1 Canadian GP Canada
23/06F1 Spanish GP Spain
30/06F1 Austrian GP Austria

Subscribe to our newsletter

Go toTop