Andretti F1 Team

After months of careful scrutiny by the FIA regarding expressions of interest in joining Formula 1 from 2025 at the earliest, the governing body has at last revealed that only Andretti Motorsport has qualified.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has announced that Andretti Formula Racing is set to advance to the next stage of the application process. This stage will include commercial discussions with Formula One management.

However, it’s worth noting that Formula One, owned by Liberty Media, will conduct its independent assessment as well.

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem emphasized the thoroughness of the selection process, explaining the delay. He stated,

“Andretti Formula Racing LLC was the only entity which fulfills the selection criteria that was set in all material respects. I congratulate Michael Andretti and his team on a thorough submission. I also want to thank all prospective teams for their interest and participation.”

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem

The Expressions of Interest process aligns with the positive reception of the FIA’s 2026 F1 Power Unit Regulations among existing OEMs, further solidifying commitments from Audi, Honda, and Ford, with interest also coming from Porsche and General Motors. also recommends the Following

The Existing F1 Teams do Not Support Andretti

Despite facing opposition from both the teams and F1’s CEO Stefano Domenicali, the FIA initiated the process of soliciting expressions of interest. The process garnered significant initial interest from multiple parties.

However, only four teams advanced to the second phase of the application process, submitting comprehensive applications.

Sulayem expressed gratitude to all the FIA team members involved in the Expressions of Interest process for their dedicated efforts in meticulously assessing all the applications received.

Who is Andretti Motorsport?

Andretti Motorsport - Michael Andretti

The team running the organization includes.

  • CEO – Michael Andretti (Mario Andretti Son)
  • President – J-F Thormann
  • COO – Rob Edwards
  • Vice President – Marissa Andretti

What Disciplines Does Andretti Motorsport Compete In

The team has a rich history in motorsport and boasts an impressive track record of over 250 race wins. They have secured four INDYCAR Series championships, five INDY NXT titles, one Indy Pro 2000 championship, one USF2000 championship, and a Silver Class GT4 championship.

Additionally, they have won five times at the prestigious Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. The team’s accolades extend to two X Games Gold Medals and an impressive five U.S. rallycross championships.

Andretti Motorsport competes across various racing series, including.

  • IMSA
  • Formula E

They also engage in collaborations in other racing ventures, such as

  • Extreme E as Andretti Altawkilat Extreme E
  • The Mexico SuperCopa series as Andretti Jourdain Autosport
  • The Australian Supercars as Walkinshaw Andretti United.

In January 2023, Andretti Global announced their intent to venture into Formula One, and they did so in collaboration with General Motors’ Cadillac brand.

However, the announcement left a key detail unanswered: whether Cadillac would develop its own power unit or opt to rebrand an existing manufacturer’s unit.


By Jonny Noble

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jonny Noble I’m a dedicated F1 Writer – and I’ve Been One for Over Four Decades, I’ve been intimately immersed in the world of Formula One for more than 44 years. That’s longer than most professional commentators can boast! As an independent writer, I offer a unique perspective on the entire F1 landscape, free from biases that might cloud the discussion. We dive deep into the exhilarating, frustrating, and captivating facets of the F1 universe. So, regardless of my amateur status, one thing is undeniable: four decades of dedicated F1 fandom have forged strong opinions worth exploring!

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