La F1 is in fashion Worldwide. But if there is a region where its following is accentuated today, that is North America. Not in vain, both Ford Motor Company and General Motors have shown considerable interest in the premier class of motorsports for obvious commercial purposes. Some announcements in this regard could become official over the next few days.
If the entry of these two great manufacturers, both original from the United States, becomes a reality, F1 would become something like a competition between brands whose main activity is building and selling street cars in different markets. Unlike what happens today, when the garages at the foot of the track are occupied by several independent teams and little or nothing linked to a common car firm, It wasn't that long ago that companies like BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Mercedes, Renault and Toyota shared a track and they fought for victories.
At the end of 2022, Audi, on behalf of the Volkswagen Group, unveiled his plans to start his career in Formula 1 from the year 2026. As far back as this week, the German company has acquired a minority stake in Sauber, the team with which it will be associated to create his team (so far he works with Alfa Romeo). It is also known that Porsche is looking for a travel partner in this competition, without ruling out creating your own team. I'll probably get to a very soon according to williams.
However, what is most interesting is that, despite its European origins, Formula 1 is gaining weight on the other side of the Atlantic and both Ford and General Motors may be close to following in the footsteps of the German brands. In the first case, they would have achieved important progress in talks with Red Bull, which currently has Honda as its motorist (the Japanese will continue in the category, but at the hands of another team). In the second, it is already known that Cadillac (GM) has agreed with Andretti to convince the FIA and establish itself, in less than five years, as the eleventh team on the grid.
As the good fans of car racing that we are, at Actualidad Motor we are excited to think about a kind of league of manufacturers made up of firms such as Alpine (Renault), Aston Martin, Audi (Sauber), Cadillac (Andretti), Ferrari, Ford (Redbull), McLaren, Mercedes y Porsche (Williams), among other. Isn't it exciting?
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