In this period of uncertainty and insecurities there is something going on in the world of motorsport. There wind of change is blowing, putting back on the table some issues that need to be discussed further.
One of these, is the entrance in the major Formula of other teams. We already know that Aston Martin is doing more than featuring Red Bull and in 2021 the historical brand will be part of the official teams after that Lawrence Stroll senior bought the Racing Point and succeeded in combining them together.
Although we have seen many names come and go in the list of the contestants who want to joint the grid, there is one name that just does not let go. It is the Panthera Team Asia.
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The Asian team based in the UK, in fact, recently said that it is making its way to Formula 1 for 2022, the year that will see the new regulations breathe into life. The Coronavirus’ stop did not cancelled their plans, it just delayed them a little.
“It has been quite a rollercoaster, but we are still alive — the project is not done- said the head of the team Benjamin Durand - We were already aiming for 2022 before the current crisis hit and we are still looking for a way in.
"We have had a group of people working on the car, doing some preliminary work on the aero side, and continue to work with investors."-said Durand, who previously ran Russian SMP Racing's French-based sportscar team, claiming that the goal to make it to Formula 1 is till there and the plan remains fluid.
"We are waiting to see what happens with F1 before we say more," he said. "People are talking about the possibility of being able to buy a car [from another team], so we will have to wait and see what happens."
This is only the first attempt to foresee what might be the future grid of the sport and in the waiting to go back to normal it is very positive to attest than nothing really changed, the world – and our sport, of course- is going on anyway.