Let's say for instance a big company like McDonald's hired designers, engineers and mechanics, designed and built a legal chassis and signed with either Ferrari, Honda, Mercedes or Renault for engines... would FIA allow them into F1?
And if not, why not?
I have been reading wikipedia and different websites and documents regarding the current day rules and regulations
that are set for constructors in Formula 1, as well as skimming through the Formula One Constructors' Association wikipedia page.
But I can't really find the answers I'm looking for. Namely, what is the process like for a company or manufacturer to request to enter F1?
Are there any prerequisites that you must for example manufacture a certain amount of road cars each year, or be involved in the automotive industry in some capacity beforehand?
I know there are a certain amount of FIA license points and grades a driver must have in order to race in F1,
but is it the same for constructors?
I guess my question is can any company just apply to enter F1 without having any previous background in motorsport or car manufacturing?
Thanks for your patience and understanding with a noob