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Andretti Autosport becomes first American Formula E team

Jul 17 2013, 9:54am CDT | by

Indianapolis, July 17 (IANS) Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Wednesday became the third of 10 teams to sign up to the FIA Formula E Championship - the world's first fully electric-racing series, beginning in September 2014.

Indianapolis, July 17 — Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Wednesday became the third of 10 teams to sign up to the FIA Formula E Championship - the...

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Andretti Autosport becomes first American Formula E team

Jul 17 2013, 9:54am CDT | by

Indianapolis, July 17 (IANS) Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Wednesday became the third of 10 teams to sign up to the FIA Formula E Championship - the world's first fully electric-racing series, beginning in September 2014.

Indianapolis, July 17 — Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Wednesday became the third of 10 teams to sign up to the FIA Formula E Championship - the world's first fully electric-racing series, beginning in September 2014.

The launch, held at the team's headquarters in Indianapolis, was attended by Alejandro Agag, CEO of Championship promoters Formula E Holdings and Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti.

Andretti Autosport currently fields multiple entries in the IZOD IndyCar Series along with multiple campaigns in the Firestone Indy Lights, the Pro Mazda Championship and in the USF2000 National Championship. It is one of the most well-known and decorated teams in US motorsport with four IndyCar championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Firestone Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the world-famous Indianapolis 500 twice (2005 and 2007).

Michael himself boasts a racing career spanning more than 20 years competing in CART and Formula One with a remarkable 42 victories in CART, a runner-up on five occasions and second on the list of the most IndyCar laps led, just behind his father Mario.

"It's an honour for us to have been selected as one of the 10 founding Formula E teams for the inaugural season," said Michael Andretti. "I look forward to further exploring the series and helping build the future of open-wheel racing across the world."

The American outfit becomes the third team to join the new zero emission series which will see Formula cars racing on 10 city-centre circuits all around the world. They join UK-based Drayson Racing, who recently set the world electric land speed record, together with China Racing, headed up by the highly-regarded Steven Lu.

For the inaugural season, teams will use the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car, built by French-based company Spark Racing Technology, together with a consortium of the leading manufacturers in motorsport including McLaren, Williams, Renault and Dallara - with Michelin being the Championship's tyre supplier.

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Aug 18 2014 4:32pm CDT | Source: F1fanatic

You’re totally right about Mario and Michael Andretti, but only Saturo Nakajima raced Schumacher. Kazuki drove in F1 from 2007 untill 2009. Just when Schumach ...
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Hunter-Reay signs extension with Andretti

Aug 17 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay is sticking with Andretti Autosport. The team owned by Michael Andretti has signed Hunter-Reay to a three-year contract extension. The 2012 IndyCar series champion became the first American in eight years to win at Indy following his victory at the Brickyard in May. Hunter-Reay has been with Andretti since 2010. He last signed an extension in 2012. DHL also announced it would remain the pri ...
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Hunter-Reay signs extension with Andretti

Aug 17 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay is sticking with Andretti Autosport. The team owned by Michael Andretti has signed Hunter-Reay to a three-year contract extension. The 2012 IndyCar series champion became the first American in eight years to win at Indy following his victory at the Brickyard in May. Hunter-Reay has been with Andretti since 2010. He last signed an extension in 2012. DHL also announced it would remain the p ...
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Hunter-Reay signs extension with Andretti

Aug 17 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay is sticking with Andretti Autosport. The team owned by Michael Andretti has signed Hunter-Reay to a three-year contract extension. The 2012 IndyCar series champion became the first American in eight years to win at Indy following his victory at the Brickyard in May. Hunter-Reay has been with Andretti since 2010. He last signed an extension in 2012. DHL also announced it would re ...
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Hunter-Reay signs extension with Andretti

Aug 17 2014 12:35pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay is sticking with Andretti Autosport. The team owned by Michael Andretti has signed Hunter-Reay to a three-year contract extension. The 2012 IndyCar series champion became the first American in eight years to win at Indy following his victory at the Brickyard in May. Hunter-Reay has been with Andretti since 2010. He last signed an extension in 2012. DHL also announced it would re ...
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IndyCar: Milwaukee set to clarify title fight

Aug 14 2014 9:08pm CDT | Source: racer

It seems strange talking about the stretch run halfway through August but IndyCar is down to its final three races of 2014 and nobody seems to want to grab the championship. At least, nobody is taking control. But we could have a little clearer picture come Sunday night, following the ABC Supply 250 at the Milwaukee Mile. Will Power could up his point lead, lose it to teammate Helio Castroneves or let Ryan-Hunter Reay and Simon Pagenaud right back in the ...
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IndyCar: Milwaukee set to clarify title fight

Aug 14 2014 9:08pm CDT | Source: racer

It seems strange talking about the stretch run halfway through August but IndyCar is down to its final three races of 2014 and nobody seems to want to grab the championship. At least, nobody is taking control. But we could have a little clearer picture come Sunday night, following the ABC Supply 250 at the Milwaukee Mile. Will Power could up his point lead, lose it to teammate Helio Castroneves or let Ryan-Hunte ...
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IndyCar: Brabham focused on Indy Lights graduation

Aug 14 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: racer

Matty Brabham is like every other driver in the Indy Lights series. He's displayed talent, tenacity, and wants to graduate to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2015. He's also like most Indy Lights drivers when it comes to the available funding and opportunities required to make that leap. Without a family war chest to draw from, and with most IndyCar seats already filled next season, the son of 4-time IMSA GTP champion Geoff Brab ...
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IndyCar: Brabham focused on Indy Lights graduation

Aug 14 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: racer

Matty Brabham is like every other driver in the Indy Lights series. He's displayed talent, tenacity, and wants to graduate to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2015. He's also like most Indy Lights drivers when it comes to the available funding and opportunities required to make that leap. Without a family war chest to draw from, and with most IndyCar seats already filled next season, the son of 4-time IMSA GTP ...
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IndyCar: Toronto race 1 postponed

Jul 19 2014 6:04pm CDT | Source: racer

After trying for 2 1/2 hours to get Saturday's opening round of the Honda Indy Toronto started, IndyCar officials gave up shortly before 7 p.m. Eastern time and announced that the event had been postponed to Sunday. A complete schedule is forthcoming, IndyCar says. The Race Director declared a wet start 60 minutes before the command to start engines because of persistent light rain that created puddling. The standing start was scrapped in favor of a sin ...
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