Cadillac Says The Andretti F1 Bid Isn’t Over Yet

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Cadillac has its eyes on becoming the 11th team to compete in the Formula One World Championship, joining forces with Andretti Global to make the dream a reality. While the luxury marque’s application was cleared by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), it was recently rejected by Formula One Management (FOM). However, despite the setback, Cadillac’s parent, General Motors, says it still fully intends to compete in F1. 

According to a report from Autosport, GM vice president of performance motorsport, Jim Campbell, said that he is still confident that the Cadillac Andretti project will be successful. He explained that the project is still moving forward, and that he is still actively pursuing a meeting with F1 after an earlier invitation for an in-person meeting was mistakenly delivered to a spam folder and overlooked by GM personnel.

“In terms of our application with Andretti, we feel great about our application,” Campbell said. “The FIA studied it against other applicants, and then gave our application a vote of confidence and approval. So obviously the FOM made their statement, and we have asked for a follow-up meeting with FOM [Formula One Management], and so we will work through that. We do believe between Andretti and Cadillac that we have got the capability of fielding a competitive entry.”

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GM has already registered to be an F1 power unit manufacturer, meaning that its engine could be in competition as soon as 2028, and has already begun testing and development of a prototype. 

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However, it’s worth noting that opposition to Cadillac’s potential future in F1 has met resistance from more than the FOM. The 10 existing teams expressed concerns about the luxury marque’s entry into the sport, claiming that the addition of a new team will only further dilute F1’s “limited amount of franchises.” 

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