Marco Andretti’s decision to withdraw from the full-time IndyCar competition does not affect Bryan Herta’s commitment to the Andretti Autosports team, despite co-ownership of the # 98 entry.
Marco Andretti announced on Friday that he intends to pursue other opportunities While remaining on his father Michael’s team at the Indy 500, he probably competed in several other races in motorsport, allowing him to take part in the test.
Therefore, it is unclear how many race entries Marco will have this year for the # 98 car co-owned by his father and Hertha. However, Hertha told Autosport that she would stay at Andretti Autosport for the foreseeable future.
“Bryan Herta Autosport will continue to be a dedicated partner with Andretti Autosport,” he said. “We like to go racing together and we will continue to do that.
“But obviously Marco’s decision will change the outlook for next year. It has not yet been decided whether Marco will race other than Indy.”
Hertha, whose final year as an IndyCar driver at Andretti Autosport was Marco’s rookie season, said he was “happy with Marco” for his decision.
“Marco called me on Thursday. I don’t know how much he was thinking about it, but it was certainly very clear that his decision was right for him. That’s good. “Hertha said.
“There’s still a lot of things Marco wants to do in the race. Indy was obviously always the biggest, so now I can focus on that. But there are other things he wants to try, but maybe he It wouldn’t have been possible. It’s a past, so it would be interesting to see where he would appear this year. “
Will # 98 run as Andretti Autosport’s extraordinary or Indy-only fifth car, or will be a full-season entry with another driver alongside Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Colton Herta and James Hinchcliffe? I was asked if. He said it hasn’t been resolved yet.
“The number of cars the team will drive full-time is not entirely fixed, but we will head to Sebring to test on Tuesday. Marco will continue to test as planned. Discuss and discuss what to do. The future is so. “
“It doesn’t mean that # 98 will run all year round, nor will it run, but for some reason we will continue together.”
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