Marco Andretti1987-03-13 (age 32)
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Marco Andretti will be traveling to Europe to enroll for a second time in Rob Wilson’s Driving School, as he strives to recapture the form that produced fifth in the IndyCar championship back in 2013.
Andretti Autosport IndyCar race engineer Garett Mothersead says that the disappointing form of Marco Andretti and Zach Veach this year is a result of a struggle to feel what the rear of their cars are doing on the current Firestone road course compounds.
Marco Andretti spent Indy practice focused only on raceday setups, saying that his years of experience taught him not to worry over qualifying pace, and that he’s confident ahead of the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Marco Andretti is to run a special livery at this year’s Indianapolis 500, honoring the 50th anniversary of his family’s only triumph as a driver in the Memorial Day Weekend classic.
To win the Indianapolis 500 on the 50th anniversary of his grandfather’s sole victory at the Speedway would reduce Marco Andretti to tears, he has admitted.
Marco Andretti will be taking an enhanced role in his #98 team’s IndyCar entry next year as the U.S. Concrete-branded car will officially be entered by Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian.
The Andretti Autosport 1-2-3-4 in the recent Iowa Speedway test has left Marco Andretti positive about his chances of grabbing a third victory at this weekend’s round.
Marco Andretti took his first pole position in almost five years, when he emerged from Group 2 of qualifying with a time almost half a second quicker than his closest opposition.
Marco Andretti topped the two-hour morning session in IndyCar’s Open Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, setting a 223.997mph best, while three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves returned to IMS action.
After qualifying seventh for this weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Marco Andretti said he believes he’ll be a contender for victory – especially if the forecast rain arrives.
Michael Andretti has confirmed that the Walkinshaw Andretti United outfit is contemplating a wildcard entry for the Bathurst 1000, likely to include bringing IndyCar drivers out from the US.
After two seasons mired in IndyCar’s midfield, Marco Andretti has found the 2018 cars very much to his taste, and he’s attacking the season with optimism. And before you say, ‘Heard it all before,’ read his reasoning, writes David Malsher.
Marco Andretti’s #98 Andretti-Herta Autosport entry will run in the blue, green and white of Ruoff Home Mortgage for the IndyCar Series season-opener at St. Petersburg and again for the Mid-Ohio race.
US Concrete will be sponsoring Marco Andretti’s Andretti-Herta Autosport entry for six races in the 2018 season, including the Indianapolis 500 and GP of Long Beach.
Marco Andretti will replace Alexander Rossi as the driver for the Honda-powered Andretti Herta IndyCar entry, as the partnership between the two teams is extended for a third year.
Andretti Autosport’s roster of IndyCar drivers may well be offered the chance to race at the Bathurst 1000 in the future, thanks to the new deal between the US-based team and Walkinshaw Racing in Australia.