Skip Barber Racing announced a partnership with Andretti Autosport on Wednesday.
The new partnership will see Andretti Autosport development driver Sebastian Wheldon who joins the Skip Barber Racing Formula series and will make his debut at Road Atlanta from April 3-5.
Speaking about the news, MICHAEL ANDRETTI, CHAIRMAN & CEO, ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT:
“Skip Barber Racing School represents one of the best training opportunities in the world for young racing talent. We’ve been fortunate to have a strong friendship over the years and are proud to be able to evolve this into a greater opportunity for our future racers. Sebastian (Wheldon) will take a big step in his career this year competing in the Skip Barber Formula Racing Series with Gainbridge, and we’re excited to watch his continued development. I have no doubt he’ll be up to speed quickly and will grow immensely in the Skip Barber program.”
DAN DeMONTE, CMO, SKIP BARBER RACING SCHOOL:
“Learning to become a professional driver at the highest levels of our sport requires desire, talent, and great coaching. We are excited to partner with Andretti Autosport to guide Sebastian (Wheldon) on his championship journey. Both brands’ history and combined legacies in the racing industry make for a perfect union between the organizations.”
SEBASTIAN WHELDON, ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT DEVELOPMENT DRIVER, SKIP BARBER FORMULA RACING SERIES:
“I am super excited to compete in my first ever car race in less than a week. I have already spent a few days with Skip Barber doing their five-day racing school and it was an awesome experience. All the team members are so knowledgeable, and I am looking forward to learning more as I start racing. It’s an incredible opportunity to have the support of Andretti Autosport and Gainbridge in a program that has launched the careers of several notable professional open-wheel racing drivers.”