Zak Brown asserts that he is still supportive of Michael Andretti’s bid to join the Formula 1 team with his own team, despite resistance from other parties.
For the last year, Andretti has been public with its push to establish its own outfit on the grid and expand the paddock beyond 10 teams.
The FIA too has welcomed the prospect of adding more squads to F1 by formally opening the process for interested parties earlier this year, with an April 30 deadline set.
A new entry would be able to join from 2025, but would likely defer until 2026 when new technical regulations are set to come into play
However, Formula One Management and some of the teams have not been keen to see the grid expand beyond 20 cars amid fears over what such a deal would mean to the revenue shares.
Some senior figures within existing F1 teams have repeatedly stated that any new outfit would need to add value to the sport.
Speaking to the Associated Press, Brown revealed that “three or four” parties are prepared to enter the sport in the coming years.
“I think what’s come to light is that three or four teams are going to put forth entries. I’d love to see the grid expand with the right terms and conditions,” Brown said.
Last year, Andretti revealed plans for a new headquarters in Indiana that it aims to establish as its base for all of its worldwide motor racing operations.
Its intent to join the F1 grid gained notable attention when it announced that it had formed an alliance with General Motors in a deal that would see Cadillac join the grid with it, should the bid be successful.
Brown has previously voiced support for Andretti, with the American asserting that his opinion is unchanged.
“We know I’m a supporter of Michael [Andretti] and Cadillac and I think they’d be healthy for the sport,” he added. “I’m probably in the minority in that thinking.”
Andretti has also previously revealed that Alpine is backing its push to be included on the grid.
It has been claimed by Alpine that it would supply Andretti with engines should its bid to secure an F1 entry be successful.