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Members of US Congress Express Questions to Liberty Media Chief Over F1’s Rejection of Andretti and General Motors Bid for 2026 Grid Entry

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Andretti Global, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, had submitted a proposal to enter Formula 1 as an 11th team for either the 2025 or 2026 season. Their vision was to bring American racing prowess to the pinnacle of motorsport. However, their bid faced scrutiny from the sport’s commercial arm.

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Formula 1, represented by its commercial rights holder Liberty Media, formally rejected Andretti and Cadillac’s joint bid. The decision was based on concerns about the team’s competitiveness and value addition to the championship during the specified seasons. The sport’s governing body deemed that Andretti Global did not meet the criteria to be the 11th team on the grid for those years.

Recently, members of the United States Congress penned a letter posing three questions to Formula One Management (FOM), seeking answers by May 3rd. This inquiry pertains to concerns over the exclusion of the sole American company from Formula 1.

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Andretti Global’s Formula 1 Entry Bid Rejected for 2025

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Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, has a rigorous selection process for new teams aiming to join the championship. Andretti Global, a prominent name in motorsports, recently submitted an application to participate in the FIA Formula One World Championship starting from 2025. However, their bid faced rejection, and here’s why.

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On January 31, 2024, Formula 1 officially announced that it had rejected Andretti Global’s bid to enter the sport. The decision was based on a thorough assessment of Andretti’s application. The championship organizers concluded that Andretti Global did not meet the criteria necessary to become the 11th team on the grid.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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