The FIA have issued a statement responding to their decision not to admit Andretti into the sport.
The door has been left open about the possibility of joining the grid from the 2028 season, providing they they strengthen links with GM/Cadillac.
FIA Statement responding to the rejection of Andretti:
“The FIA notes the announcement from Formula One Management in relation to the FIA Formula One World Championship teams’ Expressions of Interest process,” said the short statement.
“We are engaging in dialogue to determine the next steps.”
FIA President Ben Sulayem said, “What I’ve heard from the legal side is that they [FOM] can say no to the financial [element],” Ben Sulayem told Speedcafe.com.
“But the licence [to compete in F1] belongs to the FIA, so they [Andretti] would be running, but without getting any money, and I don’t think that would happen.
“For me, I am optimistic they [FOM] will not say no, but anything can happen. I just hope they don’t say no because it is so good for business, so good to sustain motorsport.”