Andretti Global and General Motors (GM) have partnered to pursue the opportunity to compete in the FIA Formula One World Championship, the organizations announced. GM would be represented by the Cadillac brand.
Should the team gain entry into the series, the Andretti Cadillac team would be based in the U.S. with a support facility in the U.K.
The Andretti Cadillac team is planning to submit an Expression of Interest when the FIA opens the formal process, the team said. If selected, the team is seeking to compete as soon as practical with at least one American driver.
Since 2017, Cadillac has been competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, achieving numerous wins, podiums and championships with the Cadillac DPi-V.R, the brand said. Cadillac will continue in sports car racing with the all-new hybrid Cadillac V-LMDh, which will compete globally in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship.
Andretti Global is a global racing enterprise and parent company to Andretti Autosport and other Andretti racing ventures. Andretti racing teams currently compete in seven different series worldwide, the organization said.
“We are continuing to grow Andretti Global and its family of racing teams and always have our eyes on what’s next. I feel that we are well suited to be a new team for Formula One and can bring value to the series and our partners, and excitement for the fans,” said Michael Andretti, chairman and CEO of Andretti Global. “I’m proud to have GM and Cadillac alongside us as we pursue this goal. GM and Andretti share a legacy born out of the love of racing. We now have the opportunity to combine our motorsport passions and dedication to innovation to build a true American F1 bid.
“Together, we will continue to follow procedures and steps put forth by the FIA during the evaluation process. In the meantime, we continue to optimistically prepare should we be fortunate enough to have Andretti Cadillac formally approved as a Formula One contender.”
“General Motors is honored to team with Andretti Global on this historic moment in racing. We have a long, rich history in motorsports and engineering innovation, and we are thrilled with the prospect of pairing with Andretti Global to form an American F1 team that will help spur even more global interest in the series and the sport,” said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors. “Cadillac and F1 both have growing global appeal. Our brand has a motorsports pedigree that’s more than a century in the making, and we would be proud to have the opportunity to bring our distinct American innovation and design to F1.”