General Motors (GM) is all set to become a key player in the Formula 1 arena. The US automotive giant has officially registered with the FIA to manufacture power units for F1, starting from the 2028 season.
We are thrilled that our new Andretti Cadillac F1 entry will be powered by a GM power unit,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “With our deep engineering and racing expertise, we’re confident we’ll develop a successful power unit for the series, and position Andretti Cadillac as a true works team. We will run with the very best, at the highest levels, with passion and integrity that will help elevate the sport for race fans around the world.
– GM, through its Cadillac brand, is teaming up with Andretti for the American team’s F1 project, aiming to join the grid from 2025.
– The FIA has given the green light to Andretti-Cadillac after a rigorous selection process.
– Andretti now needs to prove to Formula 1 that its presence will enhance the current field of contenders.
– The majority of the current teams are against expanding the grid to eleven teams as it could dilute the sport’s prize fund and reduce the teams’ income.
GM’s move to become an engine supplier to F1 from 2028 significantly boosts Andretti’s ambitions of becoming a Grand Prix entrant. This positive development could help win over the US outfit’s skeptics. GM president Mark Reusse expressed his excitement about the new Andretti Cadillac F1 entry being powered by a GM power unit. He is confident that their deep engineering and racing expertise will develop a successful power unit for the series and position Andretti Cadillac as a true works team.
However, there’s a catch. If Andretti enters F1 in 2025 as planned, it will need a temporary engine supply from one of F1’s current power unit manufacturers. Last year, Andretti signed a conditional agreement with Renault, but this has now expired. It’s likely, however, that the French manufacturer would be the American outfit’s partner of choice during its interim period.