General Motors confirms intention to join F1

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The Detroit-based automotive manufacturing company General Motors have confirmed that it has formally registered with the FIA as a Formula 1 power unit manufacturer starting in the 2028 season.

Last month, the FIA approved Andretti’s Expression of Interest application for Andretti Cadillac to race in the FIA Formula One World Championship. However, Andretti's bid to join the pinnacle of motorsport is still subject to a commercial deal being agreed with FOM.

Andretti has already confirmed that General Motors are set to back their entry with a Cadillac-badged power unit. The American firm has now announced it has formally registered with the FIA as a power unit manufacturer, starting in 2028.

“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.”

GM’s development and testing of prototype technology is already underway. General Motors believe that "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."