Formulation One may very well be set for a brand new American workforce after Cadillac and Andretti introduced its intention to hitch the grid.
Cadillac, a division of American motoring big Basic Motors, and Andretti – owned by former F1 driver Michael Andretti, son of 1978 world champion Mario Andretti – have teamed as much as type Andretti Cadillac.
Their transfer to change into the grid’s eleventh workforce comes simply days after FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem known as for extra entries in F1.
It’s understood they might not be part of the game till 2026 on the earliest, with F1 and its governing physique, the FIA, but to approve their perspective bid.
The workforce can be primarily based in Indiana with a help facility within the UK.
“We’re persevering with to develop Andretti International and its household of racing groups and at all times have our eyes on what’s subsequent,” mentioned Michael Andretti.
“I really feel that we’re properly suited to be a brand new workforce for Formulation One and may carry worth to the collection and our companions, and pleasure for the followers.
“I’m proud to have GM and Cadillac alongside us as we pursue this objective. GM and Andretti share a legacy born out of the love of racing.
“We now have the chance to mix our motorsport passions and dedication to innovation to construct a real American F1 bid.
“Collectively, we are going to proceed to comply with procedures and steps put forth by the FIA in the course of the analysis course of.
“Within the meantime, we proceed to optimistically put together ought to we be lucky sufficient to have Andretti Cadillac formally accepted as a Formulation One contender.”
F1’s presence in the US has elevated dramatically in current seasons following the success of the game’s Netflix collection, Drive to Survive, in addition to the rising variety of races in America. Las Vegas will be part of Miami and Austin on the calendar this 12 months.
An F1 spokesperson mentioned: “There’s nice curiosity within the F1 challenge right now with numerous conversations persevering with that aren’t as seen as others.
“All of us wish to make sure the championship stays credible and secure and any new entrant request will likely be assessed on standards to satisfy these targets by all of the related stakeholders.
“Any new entrant request requires the settlement of each F1 and the FIA.”