Cadillac plans to enter F1 with Andretti
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General Motors and Andretti Global, the icon of Stateside, have announced their intention to enter the F1 race, citing the recent increase in popularity of the series in the US as a motivating factor.
If its bid to join is marked by the FIA, the Andretti Cadillac team will be based in the US with a “support facility” in the UK – where several teams are focused.
“This reunites two iconic American companies with deep motorsport traditions and offers the opportunity to build on previous racing achievements while expanding their international reach for both. brand,” said a statement from the two organizations.
“F1 has seen consistent growth globally and most recently in the United States with 2023 races in Austin, Miami and Las Vegas.”
The Andretti Cadillac team said it will submit an Expression of Interest when the FIA opens the formal process. The team is looking to compete “as soon as possible” with at least one American driver in the hot seat.
Since 2017, Cadillac has successfully competed in many American motorsport events with the DPi-VR. It also has a V-LMDh hybrid for events like the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Andretti racing teams currently compete in seven different premier leagues worldwide, and the company previously partnered with Cadillac’s fellow GM brand Chevrolet in the Indy Car.
President Mark Reuss said: “General Motors is honored to partner with Andretti Global in this historic moment in motorsport.
“We have a long and rich history of motorsport and technical innovation, and we are delighted at the prospect of joining forces with Andretti Global to form an American F1 team that will help advance further global interest in the series and the sport.
“Cadillac and F1 both have growing global appeal. Our brand has a tradition of motorsports dating back more than a century, and we are proud to have the opportunity to bring American innovation and distinctive design to F1.”
Cadillac is rediscovering its passion, with its flagship road cars once again engineered to be as cutting-edge as they have been in bygone eras.
It is making a bold statement with the new electric Celestiq flagshipwith Bentley’s price tag and dedicated production lines.
Formula 1 is growing at speed thanks in part to the popular Netflix series Drive to surviveand is aiming to focus on electrification and sustainable fuels since the middle of the decade, thereby attracting more automakers who want to use it as a testbed.
Cadillac’s German rival Audi says a major factor in its decision to enter Formula 1 from 2026 – announced last August – is the series’ growing focus on these areas.
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