American muscle in F1

Yeehaw for American muscle in F1. Picture: Andretti/Cadillac.

YEEHAW for American muscle in F1

The FIA is delighted with latest Andretti F1 developments that’ll see a Cadillac power unit putting American muscle in F1.

American muscle in F1

Yeehaw for American muscle in F1. Picture: Andretti/Cadillac.

Mohammed Ben Sulayem of the FIA says he’s delighted with the latest major development in Andretti-Cadillac’s bid to become the eleventh Formula 1 team.

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Although the FIA has green-lit the US-based entity’s application to fire up its power units as soon as 2025, Andretti cannot move forward until F1 owner Liberty Media approves a commercial deal.


American muscle in F1
Brace for American muscle in F1. Picture: Andretti/Cadillac.

But Cadillac parent General Motors gave Michael Andretti’s project a major boost this week by announcing that it will develop and supply a full works GM engine to the team by 2028.

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The prospect of another major carmaker on the grid, especially an American one, will make it very difficult for Liberty to reject Andretti. “GM’s development and testing of prototype technology is already underway,” a spokesperson for the American carmaker revealed.

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“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,” said Sulayem.

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It’s all music to the ears of FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem. “I’m delighted with the news that GM have registered as a PU supplier for FIA F1. This is a further endorsement of the FIA’s PU regulations. The presence of iconic American brands Andretti and GM is good for the sport,” the FIA president concluded. – with GMM.

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