Alexander Rossi will go away Andretti on the finish of the 2022 season, the workforce has confirmed, concluding his seven-year affiliation with the IndyCar squad.
Kyle Kirkwood has been confirmed as Rossi’s alternative within the quantity 27 automotive for the 2023 season.
Rossi joined Andretti since 2016 when he moved to IndyCar following a quick, five-race stint in Components 1 with Marussia. He received the Indianapolis 500 on his debut that 12 months and scored a greatest end of third within the championship in 2019.
“Alexander has been an ideal contender for us and we’ve loved having him as a part of the workforce for seven seasons” mentioned workforce CEO and chairman Michael Andretti. “He’s received races and grow to be a frontrunner within the workforce, however all careers and all groups evolve, and we’ve mutually determined it’s time for every of us to maneuver on.
“I’ve little doubt he’ll have a continued, profitable IndyCar profession and we want him the very best. Within the meantime, we’re all working arduous to complete the 2022 season sturdy.”
Rossi has been linked with a transfer to the McLaren SP workforce, which his departure from Andretti frees him up for.
His alternative Kirkwood presently drivers for Foyt and received the Indy Lights championship for Andretti final 12 months.
“Andretti Autosport is a spot I’ve referred to as dwelling for years previous and I’ve actually felt like household,” mentioned Kirkwood. “I’ve a ton of loyalty to the workforce, and it means lots to have Michael and the Andretti workforce provide me this chance”
“We actually loved having Kyle as a part of our Indy Lights workforce and he’s off to a powerful begin in IndyCar,” mentioned Andretti. “I believe he’ll deliver a contemporary perspective and will probably be aggressive. We’re trying ahead to serving to him proceed his profession progress.
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