The Chinese Grand Prix has been on the calendar since 2004 but never has there been such interest until now to set up a Formula 1 team from the country. Recently, one group showed interest, but now a second has joined the running.
In the UK, Bronze Fortune Limited was renamed as China F1 Racing Team Limited in May, sparking speculation that a new team is set to join the grid. They also reportedly attended the Monaco Grand Prix and met with an FIA representative, requesting a place on the grid for 2018. However, they were told to take some time and conduct some important and detailed research, as a spot for next season was deemed unrealistic.
Meanwhile, a second group from China has been in contact with the FIA, reports Auto Motor und Sport. The Chinese investor is planning to join forces with a Spanish Formula 2 team and push towards Formula 1. It is not known which F2 team is in question, but Racing Engineering and Campos Racing are the only Spanish teams competing in the feeder category for F1.
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