GM has formally registered with the FIA as and F1 power unit manufacturer, starting from the 2028 season. GM repeatedly expressed its support for Andretti’s bid to become an F1 team, however, there is still no agreement from Formula 1 management and existing teams to approve their entry. Despite this, GM is clearly intent on supplying Andretti.
“We are thrilled that our new Andretti Cadillac F1 entry will be powered by a GM power unit,” said GM president Mark Reuss. “With our deep engineering and racing expertise, we’re confident we’ll develop a successful power unit for the series, and position Andretti Cadillac as a true works team. We will run with the very best, at the highest levels, with passion and integrity that will help elevate the sport for race fans around the world.”
In October, the FIA approved Andretti’s expression of interest application for Andretti Cadillac to race in F1.
GM says its development and testing of prototype powertrain technology is already underway. Engineering a F1 power unit will, says the company, enhance its expertise in areas including electrification, hybrid technology, sustainable fuels, high efficiency internal combustion engines, advanced controls and software systems.