The Andretti family has a big name in the pinnacle of motorsport. In 1987 Marco Andretti became world champion in the Lotus. His son Michael (59) was also in Formula 1 in 1993, but not as successful as his legendary father. As a team owner in the IndyCar Series, he later celebrated a series of victories.
Mario Andretti emphasized on Twitter that Andretti Global has all the necessary resources. A decision is now expected from the world automotive association FIA. Last year, Michael Andretti tried in vain to take over the Alfa Romeo racing team based in Switzerland. Now he apparently wants to start his own project. There are currently ten teams in Formula 1. Most recently, the Haas racing team from the USA was added.
Interest in the USA has also increased significantly due to the great success of the Netflix series “Drive to Survive”. In addition, starting next season, there will be a second Grand Prix in the USA in the races in Miami. It was only on Friday that the racing series announced the extension of the contract with Austin until 2026. A guest appearance in Las Vegas should also be specified soon.