IndyCar team announces name change for 2024 season

Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport, IndyCar (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport, IndyCar (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) /

Andretti Autosport plan to rebrand and operate as Andretti Global beginning in the 2024 IndyCar season, the team announced on Tuesday.

Andretti Autosport continue to make waves in IndyCar silly season, this time by confirming not a driver change but a name change. Beginning in 2024, they are set to operate as Andretti Global.

Andretti Global is the name used by the team’s parent company, which was formed in 2022 by team owner Michael Andretti and Dan Towriss for their prospective Formula 1 entry with Cadillac.

To keep things streamlined moving forward, the entire organization is set to go by this name starting in 2024.

Note that this change affects the entire Andretti company, not just the IndyCar side.

The team also compete in Indy NXT, Formula E, Extreme E, the IMSA SportsCar Championship, the Australian Supercars Championship, and the Super2 Series. While they have not yet received any word one way or the other, their goal remains to enter Formula 1 by 2026 as well.

Andretti’s change marks the second consecutive offseason featuring an IndyCar team name change. Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports rebranded to Arrow McLaren SP following their partnership with McLaren ahead of the 2020 season, and ahead of the 2023 season, the SP (Schmidt Peterson) was dropped from the name, leaving them simply at Arrow McLaren.

Arrow’s relationship with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports dates back to 2014, when they collaborated with team co-owner Sam Schmidt on the semi-autonomous motorcar (SAM car). They became the team’s title sponsor in 2019.

Colton Herta and Kyle Kirkwood are both set to return to Andretti Global for the 2024 IndyCar season, while Devlin DeFrancesco and Romain Grosjean will not.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson has already been announced as the team’s third driver, but there is speculation that they will drop the fourth car if they cannot find another suitable replacement.

The team announced earlier in the season that they will be changing their approach and no longer opening up an entry for a pay driver, which could lead to the downsize. DeFrancesco had brought funding during his two seasons with the team.

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