Verizon IndyCar Series team Andretti Autosport put to rest weeks of speculation on Thursday with the news that they have signed a multi-year extension to the partnership with Honda Performance Development.
Speaking following the announcement, team CEO Michael Andretti commented by saying:
“It’s no secret that we’ve been weighing this decision for a while now. “We’ve had strong relationships and have marked milestones with both manufacturers, but we’re pleased to continue our Honda partnership. We have a great history of success with Honda and I have no doubt that together, our collection of achievements will continue to grow.”
President of Honda Performance Development Art St.Cyr commented by saying:
We’re extremely happy to continue our successful partnership with Michael Andretti and Andretti Autosport. “As Michael stated, his team has played a major role in our success at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including victories at three of the last four Indy 500s. In addition to success at Indianapolis, 47 of Honda’s 225 Indy car victories through the years have been scored by the Andretti Autosport. Together, we’re looking forward to adding to this already impressive total in the future.”