The American producer has introduced a partnership with Andretti that it hopes may also help it enter grand prix racing from 2025 on the earliest.
Nonetheless, regardless of the plans being given the green light on technical grounds by the FIA, Andretti’s hopes of securing a spot in F1 are depending on it agreeing industrial phrases with FOM.
Such an final result hangs within the steadiness with grand prix racing chiefs lukewarm about the idea of adding an 11th team to the F1 grid in the meanwhile.
FOM is presently weighing up what the monetary implications of getting an additional staff can be, and it has been clear that it’s going to solely approve one other competitor if it proves to be useful to F1 as an entire.
The attraction of getting a serious producer like GM on board is clear for F1, however the significance of its Andretti partnership has been performed down by some, who’ve steered that if the present plan falls by then it might swap allegiance to a different staff.
However that prospect has been dismissed, with GM adamant it is just occupied with serving to Andretti make it in to F1.
Chatting with information company AP about the potential for working with one other staff, GM president Mark Reuss stated: “GM is dedicated to partnering with Andretti to race in F1.
“The collaboration between Andretti-Cadillac brings collectively two distinctive entities constructed for racing, each with lengthy pedigrees of success in motorsport globally.”
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The prospect of GM tying up with different groups has been steered a number of occasions within the F1 paddock, and not too long ago Williams F1 staff principal James Vowles stated his squad can be open to the concept of such a producer partnership.
Talking about his views on the Andretti bid, Vowles stated: “We’ve been clear from the start, more than pleased to usher in new entities, however the pie has to develop on account of it, not shrink. To this point, it’s simply shrinking.
“For readability on that, that’s not in opposition to both Andretti or GM. Fairly the alternative.
“I welcome GM open armed… and I hope to forge a relationship with them ought to issues not work out. They’re an unbelievable entity that I believe will make the game higher.”
Pushed on whether or not Williams was actively looking for a collaboration with Normal Motors, Vowles replied: “No. My level is extra that an organisation, an OEM like GM, completely can be welcome in our sport.
“We’d welcome them at this stage. However they’re clearly linked to Andretti – it’s not a query of that and we’re not in talks with them in the meanwhile.”
AP added that GM plans to ship senior executives to subsequent week’s Las Vegas Grand Prix within the hope of lobbying FOM to approve Andretti’s entry.