IndyCar team Andretti stays with Honda after Chevrolet speculation – IndyCar

Andretti Autosport has announced that it will retain its relationship with Honda after it had considered a switch to Chevrolet for the 2018 IndyCar Series.

Andretti only won once in 2016, at the Indianapolis 500 with Alexander Rossi, and it began considering returning to Chevrolet power.

But Andretti has now signed a “multi-year agreement” with Honda.

“It’s no secret that we’ve been weighing this decision for a while now,” said team principal Michael Andretti at the team’s reveal.

“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.”

Andretti has won 47 races with Honda power, and its continuation will likely inform the team’s decision on its 2018 driver line-up.

Reigning Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato is rumoured to be leaving for fellow Honda runner Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, while Alexander Rossi is considering his options.

The Honda announcement may help Andretti retain Rossi, while 2012 IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti are contracted for ’18.

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