The FIA, the governing physique of the Method 1 World Championship, on Monday introduced it has accepted Andretti International’s bid to enter the game as a brand new eleventh workforce.
Andretti International, run by Michael Andretti, proprietor of profitable IndyCar workforce Andretti Autosport and son of 1978 F1 world champion Mario Andretti, has the backing of Common Motors for its entry, which is able to compete as Andretti Cadillac.
Andretti International has additionally signed a cope with Renault to make use of its energy unit, albeit branded as a Cadillac energy unit.
Andretti International is not confirmed a spot on the grid simply but. The following stage can be convincing Liberty Media, F1’s business rights holder.
Andretti International was considered one of 4 finalists to have a bid thought of by the FIA. The opposite three bids have been rejected, the FIA mentioned. They included bids from New Zealand’s Rodin, British racing workforce Hitech Grand Prix, and an Asia-based motorsports startup by the title of Lkysunz.
The FIA mentioned Andretti International was the one entity that fulfilled the choice standards, which incorporates sustainability and optimistic societal affect standards, in addition to extra conventional monetary and efficiency standards.
“We recognize the FIA’s rigorous, clear and full analysis course of, and are extremely excited to be given the chance to compete in such a historic and prestigious championship,” Andretti International mentioned in an announcement. “The formation of this distinctly American workforce is a vital second of pleasure for all our workers and followers.”
Ought to Andretti International’s plans to enter F1 show profitable, it is not clear in what season it’s going to debut.
Andretti International will not be the one new entity in F1. Ford is set to return to F1 in 2026 as a associate of main workforce Crimson Bull Racing, and Audi is set to join the sport for the primary time, additionally in 2026, by taking management of Sauber, which presently competes as Alfa Romeo.