Alpine executive director Marcin Budkowski stated that Alpine is ready to cooperate with any new entries in F1, and suggested that the French outfit may have already held talks with some of these parties.

Budkowski admitted that competing in F1 alone is no easy feat and that Alpine would be willing to support a new team should an agreement be struck with those new entrants.

“If there was a good project being mounted with someone with financing and good and a clever approach to building a new team then we are open to discussion and consider supporting that operation with an engine or powertrain supply,” Budkowski said.

“It’s not easy to start a Formula 1 team from scratch. It’s also not easy to compete in F1 with an existing team. But starting from scratch is a massive endeavor.

“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,” Budkowski concluded.

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