Marco Michael Andretti ( born March 13, 1987 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania) is an American race car driver. He is a grandson of the Formula 1 World Champion Mario Andretti and a son of IndyCar champion Michael Andretti. Since 2006 he occurs for Andretti Autosport in the IndyCar Series. His best overall finish of the series was the fifth rank in 2013.
Like most racers Marco Andretti began a career in karting, where he was active from 1997 to 2002. Later he took part in another kart race from time to time. In 2003, Andretti his first experience in Formula racing and was master of the Formula Dodge Eastern Championship. He also took part in two races of the Formula Dodge National Championship. In 2004, he won the championship title of the Skip Barber Southern Regional Series, the Skip Barber National Championship and the Formula TR Pro Series FR 1600th In 2005 he moved to the Star Mazda Series and finished fifth in the overall standings. Successful it ran for him in the IRL Infinity Pro. Although he finished only tenth overall, but he also started only in 6 out of 14 races and three of them decided for themselves.
In 2006 he moved to the IndyCar Series for Andretti Green Racing, the team his father Michael. With its start in the season opener at Homestead, he became the youngest pilot of all time, which is started in this series. At the Indianapolis 500 2006, in which his father had gone to the start, Andretti almost succeeded to get the first win the sensation in his third oval race. Andretti was after he had only 150m obsolete before the finish line by Sam Hornish Jr., second. His father was third. In the second to last race in Sonoma Andretti won his first IndyCar race ahead of teammate Dario Franchitti. He was aged 19 years, the youngest winner in the IndyCar Series. At the end of the season, he finished seventh overall and he was named best newcomer this season. At the end of the year, Andretti was to test a Formula 1 car on December 15, the opportunity for Honda. The following year he graduated on 7 and 8 February 2007 highlighted Formula 1 test driving for Honda.
2007 Andretti denied his second season in the IndyCar Series. This season he won no victory, scoring two second places for the best results. At the end of the season, he finished eleventh overall. At the Indianapolis 500, where he had failed, he started again with his father. 2008 Andretti scored his best result of the season opener at Homestead, where he finished second. In addition, he was in three other races, including the Indy 500, as a third party on the platform and improved end of the season in seventh place in the championship. In addition, Andretti went in 2007 and 2008 in some of the ALMS race at the start. After he had taken part in the Winter 2008/2009 for the U.S. team at ten races A1GP and stood at a race in third place on the podium, he denied his fourth season in the 2009 IndyCar Series. Andretti tied again not on the achievements of his first season, finishing with a fourth place as best result eighth place overall.
2010 Andretti started again for the team his father, which had been renamed ahead of the season in Andretti Autosport. At the third race of the season in Birmingham, Alabama Andretti led the race most of the rounds, since he had put on a different strategy, he had just before the end again for refueling the box, lost the lead and came in fifth. In the traditional Indianapolis 500 Andretti received after he had been overtaken in a yellow phase of a few pilots who subsequently awarded third place. At the end of the season, he finished with another two third places in eighth place overall. He also debuted at this year's 24 - hour race at Le Mans. 2011 graduated Andretti one more season for Andretti Autosport. On the Iowa Speedway, he scored after 79 winless race again a victory that was his first on an oval track. Internal team he had to just admit defeat Ryan Hunter -Reay with 337 to 347 points and ended the season for the third time in a row in eighth place overall.
For the 2012 season Andretti Autosport got a new engine partner with Chevrolet. At the Indianapolis 500, he scored the most laps led and drove the fastest lap. In the final stage, however, he retired after an accident. In the ninth race in Newton, he scored with a second place finish his first podium finish of the season, which was also his first top- 10 ranking. Andretti finished the season starting on the 16th place and was so beaten internally by his two teammates. Hunter -Reay was master, James Hinchcliffe eighth. 2013 Andretti came again to the family racing team. He changed his starting number of 26 to 25 and worked before the season to his driving style. Already at the season opener in St. Petersburg, he scored a podium placement with a third place. In São Paulo, he repeated this result. Other podium placings did not follow the course of the season. However, he scored two pole positions. For a while Milwaukee IndyFest, which he gave with electronic problems. On the other hand at the race in Pocono. He also led each training session. In the race, he learned the most laps led, but dropped to tenth place back because it was too high fuel consumption. Andretti was not only four times within the first ten to the finish. Though unlike two of his teammates, Hunter-Reay and Hinchcliffe, won a race, Andretti finished the season as the best Andretti pilot from on the fifth overall. This was his hitherto best overall placement in the IndyCar Series.
2014 Andretti completed his ninth season IndyCar for Andretti Autosport, which got their engines again from Honda.
Marco Andretti comes from a racing family. His grandfather Mario in 1978 Formula 1 World Champion, won the 1969 Indy 500 and won four IndyCar titles (1965, 1966, 1969 and 1984). His father Michael was active in Formula 1 in 1993 and won the 1991 CART Championship. Other racers in his family are his uncle Jeff, his great-uncle Aldo and his sons Adam and John. Marco Andretti has two siblings, Marissa and Lucca.
- 2005: Star Mazda Series ( 5th place)
- 2005: IRL Infinity Pro ( place 10)
- 2006: IndyCar Series (No. 7)
- 2007: IndyCar Series (No. 11)
- 2007: ALMS LMP2
- 2008: IndyCar Series (No. 7)
- 2008: ALMS LMP2 ( 15th place)
- 2009: A1GP
- 2009: IndyCar Series (8th place )
- 2010: IndyCar Series (8th place )
- 2011: IndyCar Series (8th place )
- 2012: IndyCar Series (No. 16)
- 2013: IndyCar Series ( 5th place)
- 2014: IndyCar Series
Individual results in the IndyCar Series