Five-time Indy 500 champions
extend partnership with Honda Performance Development for IndyCar competition

partnership that has claimed five Indianapolis 500 victories will remain intact
as Andretti Autosport announced today that the team will return to Verizon
IndyCar Series competition in 2018 with Honda-powered machines as part of a multi-year agreement.  

“It’s no secret that we’ve been weighing this decision for a while now,” said
Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “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.”


“We’re extremely
happy to continue our successful partnership with Michael Andretti and Andretti
said Art St. Cyr, President, Honda
Performance Development. 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.”


Andretti has
captured three series championships with Honda (2004, 2005, 2007), as well as
five Indianapolis 500 victories (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016, 2017). Since its
inception in 2003, Andretti Autosport has captured 56 IndyCar Series victories
– 47 of those under Honda power.

Honda has been a
fixture in North American open-wheel racing since 1994 and has played an active
role in the growth of Indy car racing – as both a Manufacturers’ Championship
competitor and single engine supplier – since joining the series in 2003.

With powertrain
confirmation now in place, Andretti will
turn its focus on setting the team’s 2018 stable of drivers. With Series and
Indy 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and third-generation racer Marco Andretti
already contracted through the next season, the team will confirm and announce
its remaining drivers in the coming weeks.