Andretti retains Carlos Munoz for 2016

Colombian driver Carlos Munoz will continue racing for Andretti Autosport in the 2016 IndyCar season.

Munoz, 23, rose to prominence by taking the runner-up spot on his Indy 500 debut in 2013 and went on to complete two full-time IndyCar seasons witn Andretti in 2014 and 2015.

He finished eighth last year, scoring three podiums in his first campaign, while the sophomore season yielded a maiden win in the rain at Detroit and 13th place overall.

"Really happy to join the team again for 2016 – it will be my fifth year with Andretti,” said Munoz, who also raced for the team in his two season in Indy Lights.

“The 2016 schedule looks really nice and we hope to fight for an Indy 500 win and a championship."

Munoz's re-signing means that Andretti Autosport keeps its full-time line-up from 2015 intact, with American duo Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti also staying put.

"Carlos has been part of the Andretti family of drivers for several years now,” said Michael Andretti. “We’re really pleased with his growth as a driver and look forward to a competitive 2016."

It remains unclear whether Andretti will continue to field three cars full-time or expand to a permanent four-car line-up.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Carlos Munoz
Teams Andretti Autosport
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