“I think any new team, in any form, be it a new brand or existing team that changes ownership, in general is good for the F1 ecosystem,” he said.
“I don’t care whether it’s a top team competing, or if they go into last, it brings a new dynamic to the whole F1 race. I really believe any driver, any team currently should appreciate a new team coming in because expanding that pie, making it bigger with new ideas, now is a good time.
“From my time watching Schumacher to now, there’s a new ‘Part 2’ generation and now the new breed of drivers is much younger, the communication is better with the whole audience on social media. It’s more accessible, even if it isn’t really… it feels more accessible for a fan.
“For example, drivers going on Zoom calls, speaking to fans, it was unheard of before. It’s a new era now and any new team that goes in will have to capitalise on this.”