Andretti Autosport has unveiled the 2016 IndyCar liveries for Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Carlos Muñoz and Alexander Rossi.
Rossi, an ex-F1 driver with victories in both GP2 and GP3 joined the organization last week as part of the relationship between Andretti and Herta, replacing Gabby Chaves.
The new paint schemes will be showcased for the first time this week in the pre-season test at Phoenix International Raceway.
Each of the liveries will "don a unified color stripe, starting at the forward cockpit and running through the rear of the car," a release from the team read. "This element of the car liveries was inspired by the livery of Mario Andretti’s 1972 Indy car, which later became the inspiration for the helmet design worn by all three generations of the Mario’s lineage – and still carried by Marco today."
The theme extends down to the Indy Lights entries for Andretti (Shelby Blackstock, Dalton Kellett, Dean Stoneman).
“As we enter a historic season of Indy car racing, with the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, I’m proud to be able to bring this design element into our field of cars,” said Andretti Autosport owner Michael Andretti. “My father was an inspiration to me in my career, and remains an inspiration and major supporter to our industry. To carry a little history with us is something special.”