Last updated: 05/01/23 4:28 pm
Andretti has partnered with General Motors in an attempt to enter Formula 1, if successful, the famous Cadillac name will also join the grid.
Team owner Michael Andretti has lobbied the FIA, F1’s governing body, to expand its 20-car network and has pushed ahead with its plans despite an unsuccessful bid to buy Sauber in 2021 and the objections from the F1 teams, who argued that the 11th team would dilute their revenue.
Now, after FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem opened the door to new teams to join the network, a partnership between one of America’s most successful racing teams and their biggest auto company has been announced. .
Andretti’s headquarters will be in Indiana while General Motors will be their manufacturing and engine partner, with the GM Cadillac brand being part of the entry. The team will be called Andretti Cadillac Racing.
Sky Sports News understands that there will be no new entry opportunities before 2026, while there are other interested parties exploring F1 besides Andretti.
“Today’s news from the United States is further proof of the popularity and growth of the FIA Formula One World Championship under FIA management,” Ben Sulayemn said after Andretti’s announcement.
“It’s been a pleasure to receive interest from two iconic brands like General Motors Cadillac and Andretti Global.
“Any additional entry will build on the positive acceptance of the FIA PU 2026 regulations among OEMs that have already attracted entry from Audi.
“Any Expression of Interest process will follow strict FIA protocol and will take several months.”
An F1 statement added: “We all want to make sure the championship remains reliable and stable and that any new registration requests will be evaluated against criteria to meet the objectives. it by all the parties involved.
“Any new registration request requires the consent of both F1 and the FIA.”
Than to follow.