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Eng “100% interested” in BMW Andretti Formula E spot

DTM driver Philipp Eng says he is “100% interested” and “wishing” for the BMW Andretti seat in Formula E, now vacant after Alexander Sims signed for Mahindra Racing.

Although Sims will continue his association with the German manufacturer as a GT driver, he left BMW’s FE squad after two seasons in which he scored three pole positions and a race win.

With two-time E-Prix victor Maximilian Guenther extending his deal at the team for the 2020-21 term, Austrian racer Eng – who drives for BMW Team RBM in the DTM – has emerged as a favourite for the seat after his recent test in the iFE.20 car.

When asked by Autosport if he was interested in an all-electric move, Eng said: “Yes, 100%.

“It’s a great championship with many, many great drivers in there.

“I was obviously following Formula E anyway because BMW is heavily involved, and they had a

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Eng “100% interested” in BMW Andretti Formula E spot – Formula E

DTM driver Philipp Eng says he is “100% interested” and “wishing” for the BMW Andretti seat in Formula E, now vacant after Alexander Sims signed for Mahindra Racing.

Although Sims will continue his association with the German manufacturer as a GT driver, he left BMW’s FE squad after two seasons in which he scored three pole positions and a race win.

With two-time E-Prix victor Maximilian Guenther extending his deal at the team for the 2020-21 term, Austrian racer Eng – who drives for BMW Team RBM in the DTM – has emerged as a favourite for the seat after his recent test in the iFE.20 car.

When asked by Autosport if he was interested in an all-electric move, Eng said: “Yes, 100%.

“It’s a great championship with many, many great drivers in there.

“I was obviously following Formula E anyway because BMW is heavily involved, and they had a

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Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport Racer Earns First Indy Pro 2000 Win

Devlin DeFrancesco has proven to be a quick learner in his rookie season of competition on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires. Today at World Wide Technology Raceway, DeFrancesco drove like a veteran in only his second ever start on an oval, leading throughout the closely contested Indy Pro 2000 Oval Challenge of St. Louis Presented by Cooper Tires.

The 20-year-old Italian-Canadian from Toronto, Ont., Canada, had to work hard for his laurels, heading an intense four-car battle throughout the 55-lap race. On the final lap, Braden Eves (Exclusive Autosport), from New Albany, Ohio, squeezed past Russia’s Artem Petrov to secure second position, with Petrov’s Juncos Racing teammate Sting Ray Robb, from Payette, Idaho, also close behind in fourth.

After securing the Cooper Tires Pole Award yesterday, DeFrancesco made an exemplary start under cloudy skies to lead the field into Turn One. Petrov tucked into second place ahead

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Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport in Good Shape for Indy Pole Run

INDIANAPOLIS – The boost was turned up, but the suspects remained the same during “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Andretti Autosport ended Friday with all seven of its cars or affiliated cars in the top 15 during the final full day of practice before Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying for the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

There are six drivers racing out of the Andretti Autosport stable for this event. Meyer Shank Racing, which has Jack Harvey as its driver, is a satellite team sharing and engineering alliance with Michael Andretti’s organization and counts as the seventh for the “500.”

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Friday, Marco Andretti ran the fastest lap at IMS since Arie Luyendyk in 1996. Andretti ran 233.491 mph in the No. 98 U.S. Concrete/Curb Honda entered by Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco & Curb-Agajanian. Luyendyk turned a lap at

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Alexander Rossi on the Andretti Dominance at the 2020 Indy 500

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2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi is notoriously great at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: the Californian has never finished lower than seventh. What goes on in the head of someone who’s pretty consistently successful at the biggest race in the world? In a recent interview with Jalopnik, Rossi opens up about the atmosphere in the impressive-looking Andretti Autosport and what he’s expecting from the 104th running of the world’s biggest race.

Elizabeth Blackstock: Last year when you started the 500, you started from ninth as well. What is it going to take for you to win this time around?

Alexander Rossi: I think the big difference this year to last year is Honda has come with a really strong package from the engine standpoint. We feel like we have a little bit of an advantage. I think we missed a

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Could prime Indianapolis 500 starting spot help Marco break the Andretti Curse?

Marco Andretti’s first memories of the Indianapolis 500 (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET) were not made inside the walls of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They come from the parking lot outside Turn 2. That’s where the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Motel, better known simply as the “Speedway Motel,” stood from 1963 to 2009. Every May, the old-school, 96-room motor lodge was the residency of the greatest names in 500 history.

When Mario Andretti started racing there in 1965, his little boy Michael would play on the balcony of the family’s room at the Speedway Motel and swim in the courtyard pool that was lined with those balconies, all while the motel was shaken with the roar of his father laying down hot laps on the 2.5-mile rectangular racetrack only a few hundred yards away.

In the late 1980s, it was Michael’s son who was on the balcony and in the pool, while

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As planned, final Indy 500 practice ‘uncomfortable’ for Marco Andretti

Indy 500 pole-sitter Marco Andretti gritted through his Carb Day in a thoroughly unenjoyable final practice Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Which was precisely the plan for the Andretti Autosport driver.

After leading the speed charts for the past three days at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (including Fast Friday and two days of qualifying), Andretti’s No. 98 Dallara-Honda team worked to ensure they knew which setup adjustments to avoid making during Sunday’s 104th Indy 500.

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“Today the goal was to put myself in the most uncomfortable circumstances possible because we’re not planning on leading 200 laps,” Andretti told hosts Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick in an NBCSN interview after the two-hour session. “That would be beautiful. But we know there’s going to be a state of adversity

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Andretti eyes shot at ending family’s Indy ‘curse’

Auto racing is a dangerous sport and one that features speed-hardened competitors who seem unbothered by the omnipresent potential for god-awful tragedy. But every so often, events occur which transform even drivers with the coldest of refrigerants in their veins into sentimental saps.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway has already produced one such occurrence this month and with Sunday’s 104th running of the Indianapolis 500, it could produce more.

Last Sunday, in the moments following the conclusion of the “Fast Nine Shootout” qualifying session that determined the pole-sitter for this year’s race, a lengthy, emotional reception line formed in the pits at iconic old IMS.

They all were waiting to congratulate the man who will lead the field to green Sunday — and also pay respects to him and his family for their massive contributions to American racing.

Starting on the pole in the pandemic-delayed running of the world’s most famous race

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Fuel & Tires: Curse no more? Andretti looks good for maiden Indianapolis 500 win | Sports

I’m going to wake up Sunday morning and have to remind myself it isn’t Memorial Day weekend. That was nearly 90 days ago, which seems like an eternity in this bizarro world of the coronavirus pandemic.

Yet, with the end of summer coming into focus, we will finally get to hear the most famous words in all of motorsports echo through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And echo they will, since you won’t see 200,000-plus race fans in the stands or hordes of people in the infield’s Snake Pit section at the Indy 500. For the first time in the 111-year history of the storied track, the stands will be empty on race day.

What you will see is one of the fastest fields in race history, as 33 drivers from 12 countries try to outsmart, outwit and outperform every other driver on the track to get that drink of milk

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Andretti Autosport finding strength in numbers again at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Though he didn’t make the Fast Nine in Indy 500 qualifying, Zach Veach was eager to talk about his Andretti Autosport teammates.

If only he could remember all of them.

“We had a shot if things went the right way, but I’m glad it did for James, Marco, Ryan and …,” Veach said, pausing with a furrowed brow as he tried to recall the team’s fourth Dallara-Honda that had a shot at the pole position. “And … and.

“And Alex! Sorry! We’ve got so many cars, it’s hard to remember everyone.”

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With five full-time cars — plus an extra Indy 500 entry for James Hinchcliffe — Veach can be forgiven.

Even for an Andretti Autosport driver, it’s easy to overlook a teammate – though the

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