Formula 1: Christian Horner & Toto Wolff reveal ideas for expanded grid

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Christian Horner and Toto Wolff haven’t always seen eye-to-eye in Formula 1 this season as their two teams battle for the Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships but it appears they share some common ground on the topic of expanding the F1 grid.

The sport currently has ten teams and, thus, 20 drivers competing but, for many, that is the bare minimum there should be at the pinnacle of motorsport.

In the not too distant past, we’ve had grids of 22 or even 24 cars, whilst longer ago it wasn’t so surprising to see the field getting towards 30 in number.

Certainly, it would be nice to see extra cars on the grid and extra drivers, provided both are competitive and quick enough, and both Horner and Wolff believe that there should be some scope for doing that in the future.

On the matter, Red Bull chief Horner said he’d like to see some new teams on the grid:


”I think we are probably one or two teams short. There are many young talents in Formula 2 who deserve a chance, but there are simply not enough seats. You have to wait for a driver like Kimi to step down before a seat becomes available. I really think Formula 1 could accommodate one or two more teams,” Horner said via

Whilst Wolff brought up a notion we have seen before: 3-car teams:

”We can use a third car that can only be driven by a rookie. Then in one fell swoop you have a starting grid with thirty cars.”


F1 is currently going through a period of cost-cutting and is bidding to continue that in the years ahead, with one aim of that being to make the sport more attractive to new teams and manufacturers to enter.

Hopefully, that could mean we see some more top drivers getting their shot in the sport.

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