NTT IndyCar Series legend Mario Andretti says that his son Michael who is not only a former driver but now a team owner of Andretti Autosport is very ambitious. Speaking to Paddock Eye during a wide ranging interview this week, Mario who won four national championships, the 1969 Indianapolis 500 and the 1978 Formula One world championship says that Michael has created his own path in IndyCar.
Mario said that Michael decided that he had reached as far as he could as a driver and decided to take a different route by going into team ownership and that he is a real entrepreneur citing the series that he is involved in such as Extreme E, Formula E and the Australian Supercars series in partnership with United Autosport.
Mario also said that it is well known that Michael wants to enter Formula One as a team owner by purchasing an existing team and has been working on this project for a number of years and that something should be announced in next year or so.
Andretti Autosport have found great success at the Indianapolis 500 winning the event five times with Dan Wheldon, Ryan Hunter Reay, Dario Franchitti, Alexander Rossi and Takuma Sato.