The FIA Formula One World Championship will soon see another automotive maker competing for the podium - Cadillac.
That news came from General Motors, which revealed that Andretti Global and its Andretti Cadillac team is ready to start its engines and go racing.
The Andretti Cadillac team is planning to submit an Expression of Interest when the FIA opens the formal process. If selected, the team is seeking to compete as soon as practical with at least one American driver.
Andretti and GM last paired for the return of Chevrolet to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2012, together capturing nine wins across two seasons. The pairing additionally claimed the Driver, Team and Manufacturer titles in 2012.
“We are continuing to grow Andretti Global and its family of racing teams and always have our eyes on what’s next. I feel very strongly that we are suited to be a new team for Formula One and can bring value to the series and our partners, and excitement for the fans. 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."-Michael Andretti.
Andretti Global was newly formed to unify the Andretti racing brands under one company and one strategy, bringing the resources and focus necessary to accomplish its goals. Driven by American ideals with a relentless pursuit of success, Andretti Global has its sights set on competing at the highest levels in motorsport.