posted on Feb, 19 2022 @ 11:43 AM
a reply to: gortex
It would be great to see a new team in F1.
However, if they are looking to join by 2024, then the development curve would be very steep unless they take over an existing team. Their Sauber deal
fell through, so that may only leave Williams as a viable purchase, considering Frank Williams has passed and his daughter Claire isn't running the
If, as stated in the video, Andretti wants to build an all-American car then I can't see it being ready by 2024, much less, competitive. The engine
alone is a challenge - going from Indy V6 2.2 litre twin turbos with 500-700 Hp to F1 V6 1.6 litre turbo with energy recovery technology, getting
close to 1000 Hp is a massive headache.
Also, the engines and peripherals are limited in number and have to last for the whole season. If the engine, turbo, ex-KERS, etc. total is not enough
then new components can be used, but at the cost of grid penalties. So usually, poor reliability means you're always starting from the back of the
The guy mentioned Porsche as a possible engine supplier. It would be interesting to see Porsche in F1. I believe they are already supplying engines
for the Indy races. Can they step up their game to be running in F1 in only 24 months? If this is the solution the problem would then be that the car
wouldn't be 100% USA, like Haas that is already in play.
I'm hoping that Andretti can weather the F1 storm and get those cars on track. It may take years for the car to be a serious contender, and the real
R&D has to be done in a racing environment.
edit on 19/2/2022 by Encia22 because: (no reason given)