Andretti Autosport Joins Formula E

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Multiple IndyCar champions Andretti Autosport have become the third team to sign up for the FIA Formula E championship, the world's first all-electric racing series that's scheduled to debut in 2014.
Led by racing legend Michael Andretti, son of Formula One champion Mario Andretti, Andretti Autosport is one of the most well-known and successful teams in American motorsport with four IndyCar Series championships and two Indy 500 wins among other achievements.

Andretti Autosport is the third of ten teams to join the Formula E. The other two that have submitted an application are Drayson Racing and China Racing. “It’s an honour for Andretti Autosport to have been selected as one of the 10 founding Formula E teams for the inaugural season,” said Michael Andretti. “I look forward to further exploring the series and helping build the future of open-wheel racing across the world.”

“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 big 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. As well being the first team from the US, today’s announcement now means we have three teams from three different continents and we’re looking forward to announcing many more over the coming months,” said Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings.
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