Rossi sticks with Andretti through 2019
1 September 2017 – Alexander Rossi has extended his deal with Andretti Autosport through to the end of 2019 after agreeing a new multi-year contract.
Rossi, 25, made his debut in 2016 in the Herta-affiliated Andretti entry, and claimed victory at the Indianapolis 500, the first rookie to do so for 15 years.
Rossi remained with Andretti for 2017 and is the team's highest-placed driver in the standings, holding seventh, having taken two podium finishes.
He has now committed his future to Andretti, commenting: "I am very thankful to have such incredible support from Andretti Autosport, [sponsor] NAPA and Honda, and to extend our deal through 2019.
"The improvements that we have made this year and the relationships that I have built within the team over the past two seasons created the foundation for a very exciting future.
"On top of this, I'm very excited about the future of IndyCar and where the whole series is headed.
"With the new car for next year, it is bound to be even more competitive and exciting than in years past and this is something that I am very proud to be a part of.
"It is an honour to race alongside such talented drivers and teams and I feel truly blessed in having the opportunity to showcase what I am capable of."
Current team-mates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti will also stay on for 2018, but the future of reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato is not so clear.