Williams team principal James Vowles believes that Andretti Autosport has to bring “growth” to Formula 1 if they want to join the championship.
The announcement of Andretti’s and General Motors’ interest in joining F1 in the future was one of the biggest events in the championship this month. Though it received a mixed reaction within the FIA and F1, they remain committed to their ambitions.
Vowles, who had been appointed as the Williams team principal earlier in January, stated that Andretti’s F1 team has to bring “growth” to the championship if it is to join the championship.
“We’re always open to the sport growing and the truth behind it is the sport financially is becoming more and more successful,” he said.
“Whoever joins in that environment needs to bring with it effectively the growth that is required in order for everyone else to be in a better position, or at least a neutral position.
“I think it’s been a statement from the outset and there’s a lot of lovely things about Andretti and about Cadillac, it just needs to have a good understanding of how it will grow the sport and what the growth will be.”