With the growing popularity of Formula 1 in the United States and the addition of races in Miami and Las Vegas to the calendar, it was only natural for General Motors to try to embark on the adventure.
After all, GM has never had a solid involvement in Formula 1, and with Cadillac involved in several motorsport projects, now is probably the best time to show what the brand can do in F1.
A partner of choice
The American car manufacturer has chosen none other than Andretti Racing to take care of the technical part of the partnership. Andretti enjoys a solid reputation in the industry and is currently involved in the IndyCar, Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and Formula E series.
Andretti Cadillac – the team’s official name – plans to submit an expression of interest to the FIA. If the answer is positive, the team then plans to launch “as soon as possible with at least one American pilot. »
“I am convinced that we are more than qualified to be the very last team in Formula 1 and that we can bring value to the series and our partners, in addition to putting on quite a show for the fans. I am proud to have GM and Cadillac on our side in pursuing this goal,” said Michael Andretti, president and CEO of Andretti Global, in a statement.
When we think of General Motors in motor racing, we think of NASCAR, IndyCar and various endurance series with Chevrolet. Cadillac did, however, introduce an all-new hybrid V-LMDh prototype into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Andretti and GM have enjoyed some success in the past, including winning the driver, team and constructor titles in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2012.
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