Latest Michael Andretti News

A happier Andretti returns to Indy 500 as part-time racer

May. 19, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti doesn't want to be at the track if he's not racing. He'll watch on television, though, and offer advice from 650 miles away. Andretti was at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, watching Andretti Autosport race the road course at Indianapolis Motor...

Andretti receives direction on how to proceed with F1 bid

May. 10, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Michael Andretti walked through the Formula One paddock quite literally going door-to-door. He wants into the most exclusive club in motorsports and figured pleading his case to the current team bosses was his best shot. Andretti carried with him a white...

Ferrari locks up front row for inaugural Miami Grand Prix

May. 07, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ferrari stormed to the front of the grid for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix as Formula One championship leader Charles Leclerc and teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. locked up the front row in Saturday qualifying. It's the first time Ferrari will lead the field...

Liberty Media CEO on F1 growth: 'We have a lot of demand'

May. 03, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

If things had gone according to plan, Colton Herta would be in Miami preparing for the fifth Formula One race of his career. Instead, the 22-year-old Californian is headed to the inaugural Miami Grand Prix as a spectator. His boss, meanwhile, awaits word on his request to start a...

Column: IndyCar rich in drama as Indianapolis 500 looms

Apr. 11, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Through just three races, the IndyCar Series is already building enough dynamic storylines to be worthy of its own Netflix program. Speculation has been mounting that IndyCar, just like NASCAR and any motorsports series with a finger on the pulse of pop...

Viva Las Vegas: F1 adds Strip as it expands to 3 US stops

Mar. 31, 2022 02:56 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's been 40 years since Formula One last ventured into Sin City for back-to-back Las Vegas races staged in the parking lot of the Caesars Palace hotel. The European-headquartered series raced in Las Vegas in 1981 and 1982, then packed up with little incentive to...

IndyCar's DeFrancesco out to change narrative after crash

Mar. 24, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

Devlin DeFrancesco made a mistake at Texas Motor Speedway, no ifs, ands or buts about that, and he takes full blame for the three-car crash that also wiped out veterans Helio Castroneves and Graham Rahal. The other two incidents he has been blamed for? Well, DeFrancesco has his own...

Motorsports celebrates strong weekend across several series

Mar. 21, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — What a weekend for motorsports, the bit player on the massive stick-and-ball sporting landscape so eager for its own time in the spotlight. The past four days belonged to college basketball, with its three weeks of March Madness and busted brackets that...

IndyCar and Texas try to save relationship with strong race

Mar. 19, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar's long relationship with Texas Motor Speedway is at a crossroads headed into the 35th race at the track that has always embraced the open-wheel series. Texas has hosted IndyCar since the track opened in 1997 but its existing contract, done by Eddie...

Montoya gets rare chance to team with teen son at Sebring

Mar. 18, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Sebastian Montoya has been at race tracks since he was just a baby, propped on his father’s shoulders in the Formula One paddock. He is now a month away from his 17th birthday and building his own racing career, a journey that brought him to Sebring...