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Andretti becomes latest team to enter Formula E series

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Andretti becomes latest team to enter Formula E series
Jul 17, 2013, 12:27 PM

Andretti Autosports, run by former Indycar and F1 racer Michael Andretti, has become the third team to formally enter the new FIA Formula E series,...

Andretti Autosports, run by former Indycar and F1 racer Michael Andretti, has become the third team to formally enter the new FIA Formula E series, due to start in September 2014.

It joins UK-based Drayson Racing, whose principal, Lord Drayson recently set a new world electric land speed record, together with China Racing, led by Steven Lu.

The Andretti name will be a huge boost to the series in the USA, which is set to host two of the ten city-centre rounds in Los Angeles and Miami.

Andretti's team has a strong reputation in US motorsports, having won the Indycar series title four times and the Indianapolis 500 twice. The Andretti racing dynasty, started by Michael's father Mario, is like motorsport royalty in the USA.

This will be the team's first foray into a global FIA racing series.

Michael Andretti raced in F1 with McLaren in 1993, but the adventure was cut short after he scored a podium in Monza; he was replaced as Ayrton Senna's team mate by Mika Hakkinen, who went on to win two world championships for McLaren.

Formula E promoter Alejandro Agag said, "We are absolutely delighted to welcome Andretti Autosport to the series; a team with an incredible racing pedigree and track record who I have no doubt is going to make a contribution to the FIA Formula E Championship.

"It’s fantastic too for such a highly-established outfit to show its commitment to sustainable motoring and with two US races on the inaugural calendar – Los Angeles and Miami – I’m sure American motorsport fans will have a lot to cheer come race day.

"Today’s announcement now means we have teams from three different continents and we’re looking forward to announcing many more over the coming months.”

To get the series started in 2014, the teams will use the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car, built by the French-based Spark Racing Technology, together with a consortium which includes McLaren, Williams, Renault and Dallara.

For more on the Formula E series, check out their new website

www.fiaformulae.com

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