General Motors has announced its registration as a Formula 1 power unit manufacturer beginning in the 2028 season. With the Andretti Cadillac F1 team being powered by a GM unit, this will make it a “true works team” says GM president Mark Reuss.
FIA has already approved team Andretti’s ‘Expression of Interest’ application for Andretti Cadillac to race in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. With development and testing of a prototype powertrain already underway, the F1 developments are set to lead the way for GM’s road cars.
Expect to see plenty from GM around electrification, hybrid technology, sustainable fuels, efficient combustion engines and software controls as they apply the learnings from their F1 R & D. After all, GM’s racing history dates back over a century with Cadillac’s V performance brand celebrating its 20th anniversary. Cadillac is also currently competing in motorsport in the WEC (World Endurance Championship) with a 5.5L V8 powertrain, securing a podium at Le Mans among other honours!
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Words by Matthew D’Souza, pictures courtesy of Cadillac Media Global.