Motoring giants General Motors will only enter Formula 1 if it can do so with Andretti Global, GM President Marl Reuss has revealed.
Last month, the FIA confirmed that it had accepted Andretti Formula Racing’s bid to become the 11th F1 team.
The American squad must now reach a commercial agreement with FOM as part of Phase 3 of the application process.
While the FIA has approved Andretti to enter the world championship from 2025, there is still no indication of how negotiations with Liberty Media and FOM have progressed.
“There is a process that is in place, so as always, we don’t have to give any anticipation,” F1 CEO and former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali told investors last week.
“The FIA did its right role of doing its first assessment. Now we’re in the process of doing our assessment on the commercial and marketing side.”
Following a partnership announcement in January, an Andretti F1 entry would receive support from Cadillac, a subsidiary of General Motors.
Incumbent teams have voiced support for the addition of GM and Cadillac to the series; however, most team bosses are staunchly opposed to an expansion of the grid.
“Williams is against the addition of an 11th team and very strongly against,” Williams Team Principal James Vowles said last month.
“That’s not against either Andretti or GM, quite the opposite. I welcome GM open-armed, and Williams welcomes GM open-arms and I hope to forge a relationship with them, should things not work out.
“They are an incredible entity that I think will make the sport better.”
However, GM President Reuss has told the Associated Press that it will not seek to align with another competitor should Andretti’s be blocked.
“GM is committed to partnering with Andretti to race in F1,” Reuss said.
“The collaboration between Andretti [and] Cadillac brings together two unique entities built for racing, both with long pedigrees of success in motorsport globally.”