Andretti Global, synonymous with the world-famous Andretti motor racing dynasty, have embarked on their next stage of preparations to enter the FIA Formula One World Championship™ with the opening of a new facility at Silverstone Enterprise Zone, a global destination for innovation, business development, and engineering.

The new 48,000 square foot building situated within the Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zone, managed by Buckinghamshire Council, is a milestone for Andretti Global. The new scalable facility will house manufacturing facilities, including pattern, model and machine shops, electronics, R&D and additional office and meeting facilities.

The facility opening by Andretti helps put Buckinghamshire on the map and reinforce its reputation as a world-leading destination for the high-tech industries. It all helps further increase Buckinghamshire’s reputation as an attractive proposition for investment.

The new facility will work hand in hand with Andretti’s principal site in Indiana, and Formula E facility in Banbury and will be a collaborative site for its global family of race teams. In addition, the new British home for the wider Andretti family, will be joined by the existing Andretti Cadillac UK workforce of approximately 80 people.

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

Silverstone Enterprise Zone, part of Silverstone Park, offers up to 100,000 sqm of high-tech industrial space next to Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit and is part of the of the wider Silverstone Technology Cluster. Silverstone is an international brand and the home to Formula 1, with eight of the 10 F1 teams in close geographic proximity to the circuit. Around 3,500 companies associated with motorsport are based in the area employing around 40,000 people, including around 80 per cent of the world’s high-performance engineers.

The Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zone  is a network of specialist ‘hubs’ of high-tech expertise. The Enterprise Zone exists to enable further investment in innovation and on-site infrastructure in Buckinghamshire to promote economic growth in the county.