Michael Andretti hoped his deal with General Motors would be enough to secure his team-in-the-making a position on the F1 grid but could the sport turn away one of the biggest names in the automotive industry?
Andretti Global announced last week it had partnered with GM/Cadillac in a bid to add much-needed value to its F1 bid.
While greeted warmly by FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem, it is understood the reception from a number of teams has been considerably cooler.
In part, this is due to the nature of the union, with GM indicating it is not seeking a works entry and would simply be a name applied to a power unit from a different manufacturer.
With F1 keen to attract factory efforts from OEMs, this is unlikely to add the hoped-for credibility to the Andretti proposal.
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Andretti has since spoken out, slating the greed of the teams and making it clear the Cadillac name is not a badging exercise.
But even so, merely having the GM brand represented on the F1 grid would add to the increasing level of interest from the United States.
Surely, this is a deal that is too good to turn down, so we want to know your thoughts. Could F1 really turn down the Andretti Cadillac bid?