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Toto Wolff

Wolff responds to 'statement' Andretti-GM announcement

Toto Wolff has provided his first reaction to the news that General Motors will join Andretti Autosport's bid to join the Formula 1 grid.

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Toto Wolff believes the announcement of General Motors' adds 'another angle' to Andretti's bid for a place in Formula 1.

The announcement that Andretti would be launching a joint venture with General Motors was met with muted response from the sport, who focussed on insisting that any prospective new team must be 'credible'.

Formula 1 teams have shared a mostly-unenthusiastic response to new teams throughout 2022, with most cautioning that additional entrants would have to add value to the sport.

Mercedes Team Principal Wolff had previously commented towards the end of 2022 that a new team is likely to need a car manufacturer's support to succeed.

Wolff: No doubting Cadillac's pedigree

With Andretti hoping that the backing of a major car manufacturer is the final piece in the puzzle for Andretti's feasibility, Wolff delivered a softer verdict when asked about their renewed bid.

However, the Mercedes team boss stopped short of pledging his support for the bid.

"With Cadillac and GM... that's a statement," Wolff told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"Them joining forces with Andretti is definitely a positive, it gives it another angle that may or may not be beneficial for Formula One.

"Nobody would ever question GM's or Cadillac's pedigree in motorsport, and as a global auto company."

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