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Andretti Formula Racing

Andretti reveals major development in F1 pursuit

A new factory for Andretti Global has opened at Silverstone as it continues its plans to enter Formula 1 in the coming years.

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Andretti Global has announced it has opened a new facility at Silverstone as it pursues its desire to join the Formula 1 grid.

Andretti passed the initial hurdle of forming its own F1 team last year when its application was approved by the FIA.

However, F1 itself was unconvinced by the application following lengthy discussions and denied Andretti entry for the 2025 season.

Andretti is pushing ahead with its project despite the setback as F1 left the door open to revisit a potential grid arrival in 2028.

As part of its investment, a new facility has been opened at Silverstone.

“We have embarked on the next stage of our preparations to enter the FIA Formula One World Championship with the opening of a new facility at Silverstone Park, UK,” read a team statement.

“Joined by the existing Andretti Cadillac UK workforce of approximately 80 people, we had the honour today of inaugurating this new British home for our wider Andretti family.”

Andretti outlined that the new building will work in conjunction with its other facilities around the world.

“It is an independent property in its own name with the possibility to scale up activities as the situation evolves.

“The flexible space will house manufacturing facilities, including pattern, model and machine shops, ADM, electronics, R&D and additional office and meeting facilities.

“This new space will continue to work hand in hand with our principal Andretti site in Indiana, and our Formula E facility in Banbury and will be a collaborative site for our global family of race teams.

“To date, the F1 project has been split between operations in Silverstone, Indiana and at the GM Tech Center in North Carolina.

“Our preparations began some time ago with a focus on critical activities such as assembling key staff and focusing on long lead-time activities including aerodynamic design, mechanical design and vehicle dynamics.

“The new facility will be completed in phases according to commercial and sporting needs and workforce requirements.”

With every current F1 team having a base in Europe, Andretti recognised the importance of making the shift across the Atlantic.

“We have said that our work continues at pace – this new facility embodies that work,” the statement added.

“While we are building an American works team, having a European base is a great way to attract the best in F1 talent and install state-of-the-art machinery.”

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