Cadillac to enter F1 as seventh power unit manufacturer in 2028 · RaceFans


General Motors will enter Formula 1 as a power unit manufacturer in 2028, the American car manufacturing giant announced today.

It will produce a unit built to the new power unit regulations Formula 1 is due be to introduced in 2026, branded as a Cadillac.

The manufacturer also reaffirmed it is only prepared to enter F1 in conjunction with the new team entered by Andretti Global. Andretti’s planned F1 team was approved by the FIA last month but is yet to agree commercial terms with Formula One Management.

“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.”

The arrival of GM will increase the number of power unit manufacturers participating in F1 to seven. They will compete against Ferrari, Mercedes, Honda, Audi, Renault and Red Bull-Ford.

“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,” added Reuss.

The American manufacturer made the announcement ahead of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which is the newest addition to F1’s calendar and the third round to take place in the United States this year.

Reuss stressed GM is “committed to partnering with Andretti to race in F1.”

“The collaboration between Andretti-Cadillac brings together two unique entities built for racing, both with long pedigrees of success in motorsport globally.”

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem welcomed the news. “This is a further endorsement of the FIA’s PU regulations,” he wrote on social media. “The presence of iconic American brands Andretti and GM is good for the sport.”

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