Michael Andretti Wants World Racing Domination, and That Includes Le Mans, WEC

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Michael Andretti Also Has Eyes on Le Mans, WECIMSA Photo

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  • Michael Andretti, who is trying to gain entry for his race team into Formula 1, also has designs on the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans.

  • It remains to be seen if any WEC and Le Mans effort would be with Cadillac, which is returning to Le Mans with Chip Ganassi Racing.

  • Andretti said he doesn’t think the IMSA partnership with Wayne Taylor Racing will weaken his current efforts in IndyCar and Formula E, saying that it’s a matter of not having same people do all the different series.

The immediate goal for Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport is to add a second Acura ARX-06 for next season’s WeatherTech Championship campaign.


Longer term, the team has its eye on Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship.

“Our goal is to be in every major racing event in the world and Le Mans is one of the big ones, so down the road we definitely want to be there,” said Michael Andretti in a media conference prior to WeatherTech Championship qualifying for the Rolex 24.

Andretti said he’s looking to expand his current satellite operation in Europe “in the next few years” to include a WEC program and Le Mans.

Le Mans “is the one sports car race in the world that we haven’t won overall,” said Wayne Taylor, “so it’s a major focus for us here. That’s where we want to be.”

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