Andretti to test F1 car

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:38 IST

Marco Andretti, the Indy Racing League's rookie of the year and runner-up in the Indianapolis 500, will test a Formula One car next week in Spain.

Andretti to test F1 car

Indianapolis:

Marco Andretti, the Indy Racing League's rookie of the year and runner-up in the Indianapolis 500, will test a Formula One car next week in Spain as part of the Honda Racing F1 winter development program. The 19-year-old son of Michael Andretti and grandson of Mario Andretti still plans to drive for his father's Andretti Green Racing team in the IRL next season, he said on Friday. "I've said all along that I'm a racer," the younger Andretti said. "I'll drive anything with a motor. ... I still have my sights set on the IndyCar Series; there are still some things I need to accomplish. But to have the opportunity to put in some laps in an F1 car is an opportunity that you don't pass up." Michael Andretti raced in F1 for the McLaren team for part of the 1993 season and was the last American driver in the series until Scott Speed this year. Mario Andretti was the 1978 Formula One champion. Marco Andretti, who was passed on the final straightaway and finished less than a 10th of a second behind Indy winner Sam Hornish Jr in May, joined his grandfather, father and uncle, Jeff Andretti, as Indianapolis 500 rookies of the year. He also was the IndyCar series' top rookie, finishing seventh in season points. His test with Honda will be on December 15 in Jerez, Spain. (AP)

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