Motorsport

Andretti wants Ferrari in IndyCar

2020-05-11 18:38
Ferrari (PA)
Ferrari (PA)

Racing legend Mario Andretti believes Ferrari need to pivot into IndyCar racing.

Ferrari recently raised questions about its Formula One future as the Scuderia’s team boss, Mattia Binotto, voiced his unhappiness at talk of slashing the budget cap.

Ferrari denied that it was threatening to quit F1, but it would be the first time - nor is it likely to be the last.

Andretti, who has raced in IndyCars and in F1 where he won the 1978 Drivers’ Championship, reckons it may be time for Ferrari to seek new pastures on the other side of the pond.

But in order for that to happen, the IndyCar rules will have change as at present all the chassis are made by Dallara while only Chevrolet and Honda supply engines.

“Having Ferrari would be incredible,” Andretti told Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Not only as an engine supplier, but also as a chassis builder.

“It is clear that the rules should be changed, but I would like an all-Italian Dallara v Ferrari battle.

“The Cavallino (Ferrari’s Prancing Horse symbol) would increase interest in the championship, but there is an obstacle in the rules.

“I suggest Binotto comes and proposes an idea to Roger Penske.”

This season McLaren will contest a full IndyCar series, its first entry into an American open-wheel championship since 1979.

The British company will contest the season in a partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in a venture officially titled Arrow McLaren Racing SP.

- TEAMtalk media

Read more on:    ferrari  |  mario andretti  |  f1

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.