McLaren 570S GT4 confirmed as Andretti Autosport entry in GT4 America Series

11 Jan 2019

  • Leading US-based racing team, Andretti Autosport, will run a McLaren 570S GT4 in 2019
  • Third-generation racer, Jarret Andretti, will campaign the car
  • 570S GT4 supplied by McLaren Philadelphia, one of McLaren Automotive’s Official Motorsport Retailers

On the eve of the 2019 season, the latest McLaren GT4 customer team to be confirmed is Andretti Autosport. The leading US-based racing team will campaign a McLaren 570S GT4 in the GT4 America Series, with driver Jarett Andretti. This announcement builds on the relationship between McLaren and Andretti Autosport that started in 2017, when two-time Formula One World Champion, Fernando Alonso competed for Andretti Autosport in the Indianapolis 500. 

The 2019 season marks the third year of the 570S GT4 competing with customer teams, having already achieved significant success around the world. The latest addition to the GT4 America Series will be supplied by McLaren Philadelphia, one of the specialist Official Motorsport Retailers in a network established within the McLaren global retail network in 2018. These retailers are strategically located across the different regions, each being approved to sell McLaren motorsport models, as well as offering motorsport support and service to customers and teams.

“We are pleased to welcome Jarett and Andretti Autosport into the McLaren Customer Racing family competing in the 2019 GT4 America Series,” said Dan Walmsley, Motorsport Director, McLaren Automotive. “The 570S GT4 has already proven itself on grids around the world and has scored pole positions and race wins at circuits throughout the USA, so we are confident that the team can hit the ground running and challenge for race wins and for a championship. The GT4 America Series is one of the most competitive classes in American sports car racing and it is a significant moment for us to be working with Andretti Autosport, which is one of the biggest names in American racing.” 

Andretti, a graduate of North Carolina State University, lives in Indianapolis and races full-time. The third-generation racer is the son of John Andretti, the grandson of Aldo Andretti and the great-nephew of Mario Andretti. 

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