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Andretti Autosport becomes first American Formula E team
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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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R.J. O'Connell replied to the topic Remembering Greg Moore, 15 years after. in the forum IndyCar

Oct 31 2014 12:02pm CDT | Source: F1fanatic

I remember a race at Homestead Miami Speedway, 1998, it was him and Michael Andretti dueling for the win. In the end, Andretti won, but Moore put up a huge fight. His was the first death that hit hard, the first time a driver I recognized wa ...
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My hero, Greg Moore – by James Hinchcliffe

Oct 31 2014 5:20am CDT | Source: racer

Fifteen years ago today, Greg Moore perished in a brutal crash during the CART Indy car season finale. He was just 24. Yesterday, Robin Miller highlighted Greg’s blazing talent and magnetic personality through the memories of friends and colleagues. Today, IndyCar ace James Hinchcliffe offers a personal appreciation of his boyhood hero. James HinchcliffeI was nine years old when I got my first go-kart. It was December, 1995. A bit cruel, ...
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IndyCar: 2015 calendar revealed

Oct 30 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: racer

The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule will featuring 17 race events, two new race venues and a total of six ABC and 13 NBCSN event broadcasts, the series announced Thursday. The calendar features six ovals, six road courses and four temporary street circuits, and includes a total of 14 markets making a return to the calendar from 2014 – but makes a significant change for the season finale. "The Verizon IndyCar Series calendar represents another step forward in our strategy to grow t ...
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