Colton Herta and current primary sponsor Gainbridge will remain with Andretti Autosport until at least 2027, it announced Oct. 25.
“I’m super happy and grateful for everything the entire Andretti and Gainbridge teams have done for me,” Herta said in a team release. “This is a huge step for me professionally, and I’m so glad it can be with a top team like Andretti Autosport. We have big goals and a lot of work ahead of us, but I can’t be happier to do it with this team and represent Gainbridge.”
While Andretti currently has Herta entered in the NTT IndyCar Series, the extension would allow the team to move Herta into Formula 1 should the organization be able to enter the globally competing sanctioning body.
While in IndyCar, Herta has earned seven wins and 11 podiums, with one of them coming in 2022 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix.
He finished 10th in this year’s championship standings.
“We’re really pleased to confirm that Colton and Gainbridge will remain with Andretti Autosport for years to come,” Michael Andretti, the team’s chairman/CEO, added. “Colton is a true talent in a racecar and has natural determination that makes him want to win. He’s a strong competitor and a good teammate. I’m looking forward to seeing what Colton and Andretti can continue to achieve together.”
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