F1: “I don’t see why there’s a problem with the Andretti Cadillac entry” – Herbert

Ousted Sky Sports TV analyst Johnny Herbert says he is puzzled as to why “there’s a problem” with Andretti’s attempt to enter a new team into Formula 1.

Herbert believes the teams on the grid are simply being “greedy” and should be open to Andretti-Cadillac’s entry, given that it’ll allow more drivers on the grid.

“I don’t see why there’s a problem,” Herbert told Total-Motorsport.com.

“When I started we had 26-car grids and it looked brilliant. I liked battling with more cars. It also gives more opportunities to other drivers to be on the grid at the same point.

“There is always talk about teams being greedy and guarding the money pot they get. I get that.

“But for F1, the most important thing is having another team, an American team.

“Andretti joining F1 would only add to the drama, with the majority of fans also knowing who Andretti are.”

“If you know motorsport, you know Andretti,” he continued, “and if you haven’t heard of them, you will never hear about them if you don’t allow them in.

“I hope they come in because it will only add to the drama in F1. There should be that ability to have more cars on the grid.

“There’s always going to be the fastest and the slowest. That will never not be the case. More cars is only a good thing.”