Andretti Global’s bid to become the next team on the Formula One grid got a reassuring boost from engine partner Cadillac on November 14 as General Motors
“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.”
Last month, the FIA approved Andretti’s Expression of Interest application for Andretti Cadillac to race in the FIA Formula One World Championship.
However, Liberty Media and Formula One team owners have been silent and have yet to approve expanding the grid from 10 two-car teams to 11 two-car teams.
As the only group that was approved by the FIA on October 2, Formula One teams even asked General Motors if it would consider joining an existing F1 operation other than Andretti.
On November 8, Reuss released the following statement:
“GM is committed to partnering with Andretti to race in F1,” Reuss said. “The collaboration between Andretti-Cadillac brings together two unique entities built for racing, both with long pedigrees of success in motorsport globally.”
GM’s development and testing of prototype technology is already underway. Engineering a F1 power unit will advance GM’s expertise in areas including electrification, hybrid technology, sustainable fuels, high efficiency internal combustion engines, advanced controls, and software systems.
For more than a century, racing has provided a testbed for GM and Cadillac to transfer knowledge and technology between race cars and production vehicles. Cadillac’s V-Series performance portfolio, celebrating its 20th anniversary, seamlessly incorporates learnings from the track to the road.
With a long history of racing success, Cadillac most recently developed the 5.5L DOHC V-8 powertrain used in the 2023 IMSA and WEC seasons. With this powertrain, Cadillac Racing secured a podium finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and swept top championship honors for the inaugural IMSA Grand Touring Prototype season.
Formula One is in the United States this weekend for the highly anticipated Las Vegas Grand Prix — a spectacle on the streets of this international destination city.