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F1: General Motors to join Formula 1 as power unit manufacturer in 2028 after formal registration

American manufacturer General Motors will join F1 in 2028; it's the latest announcement from a manufacturer to compete in the future; watch the Las Vegas GP live on Sky Sports F1, with the action starting on Friday morning and Sunday’s race at 6am

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FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem believes the addition of the Andretti team to F1 would enhance the sport

General Motors is set to join Formula 1 as a power unit manufacturer from 2028, with the possibility of powering Andretti-Cadillac, should their bid be successful.

The American manufacturer is best known for owning Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac, and will enter the sport in the third season of F1's new technical regulations, which begin in 2026.

Ford have already announced they will join F1 in a technical partnership with Red Bull and AlphaTauri from 2026, while Honda officially return by supplying Aston Martin's engine from the same year and Audi will take over the current Alfa Romeo-Sauber team from 2026.

"We are thrilled that our new Andretti Cadillac F1 entry will be powered by a GM power unit," said GM president Mark Reuss

"With our deep engineering and racing expertise, we're confident we'll develop a successful power unit for the series, and position Andretti Cadillac as a true works team.

"We will run with the very best, at the highest levels, with passion and integrity that will help elevate the sport for race fans around the world."

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Former racing driver Michael Andretti believes his team, Andretti Autosport, can bring more into Formula 1 as he aims to gain entry into the sport in 2025

F1 confirmed power unit suppliers from 2026

  • Red Bull-Ford
  • Ferrari
  • Honda
  • Mercedes
  • Alpine-Renault
  • Audi
  • General Motors (2028)

American outfit Andretti were given the green light to enter F1 as a new 11th team by the sport's governing body, the FIA, last month but await approval from F1's owners. Should they be successful, General Motors will supply Andretti's power unit from 2028.

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Andretti are pushing to join the sport from as early as 2025 but are believed to face opposition from some of the current teams since it will hurt them financially by having another team on the grid.

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The drivers have their say on the prospect of the Andretti team gaining entry to the sport, after the FIA approved the American outfit's bid to join

In January, the FIA launched an application process for new teams to seek to join the sport in 2025, 2026 - when new engine regulations take effect - or 2027.

The FIA and Liberty Media-owned Formula 1, who control the sport's commercial rights, both have a say on the matter.

With the FIA accepting Andretti's application, their candidacy is now referred on to Formula 1 for consideration.

Sky Sports understands that F1's perspective on the matter will be purely commercial. They are expected to make their assessment on Andretti's bid over a number of months before reaching a final decision on whether or not to grant the entry.

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Martin Brundle says Michael Andretti's bid for F1 entry will be a long and drawn-out process' amid pushback from the rest of the teams

When to watch the Las Vegas GP live on Sky Sports

Thursday November 16

  • 5:30am: Drivers' Press Conference (reshown at 8am and 10:45am)
  • 1:45pm: Las Vegas GP Opening Ceremony

Friday November 17

  • 4am: Las Vegas GP Practice One (session starts at 4.30am)
  • 7:45am: Las Vegas GP Practice Two (session starts at 8am)
  • 9:15am: The F1 Show: Las Vegas

Saturday November 18

  • 4:15am: Las Vegas GP Practice Three (session starts at 4.30am)
  • 7am: Las Vegas Grand Prix Qualifying build-up (also on Sky Showcase)
  • 8am: Las Vegas GP Qualifying (also on Sky Showcase)
  • 10am: Ted's Qualifying Notebook

Sunday November 19

  • 4:30am: Grand Prix Sunday: Las Vegas GP build-up (also on Sky Showcase)
  • 6am: THE LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX (also on Sky Showcase)
  • 8am: Chequered Flag: Las Vegas GP reaction (also on Sky Showcase)
  • 9am: Ted's Notebook (also on Sky Showcase)

Get ready for the big one: Formula 1 in Las Vegas! See drivers race down the Strip, and past landmarks like Caesars Palace and the Bellagio, on F1's newest street track. Watch the whole Las Vegas GP weekend live on Sky Sports F1, starting this Friday with lights out on Sunday at 6am. Stream F1 on Sky Sports with NOW

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