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,
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.
F1worldwide.com also recommends the Following
- SHOCKING! Andretti’s Bold Move to Join F1 in 2026! 🏎️💥 Billionaires, Rules, and High Stakes! Will They Make It?
- FIA Regulations: Decoding the Rulebook for Motorsports Enthusiasts
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?
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.
- INDY NXT
- 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.