Andretti Autosport Racing

About the Team

With a name like Andretti, expectations are high when you enter the world of racing. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Andretti fields multiple entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Championship.

Also under the Andretti racing umbrella are its Andretti Formula E program competing in the FIA Formula-E Championship, and the back to back Red Bull Global Rallycross championship team Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross.


With a name like Andretti, expectations are high when you enter the world of racing. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Andretti fields multiple entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Championship.

Also under the Andretti racing umbrella are its Andretti Formula E program competing in the FIA Formula-E Championship, and the back to back Red Bull Global Rallycross championship team Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross.

Michael Andretti

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman


Expectations are high when you enter the world of racing with a name like Andretti, and Michael Andretti has been raising the bar as a driver, team owner and businessman throughout his illustrious career.

Michael Andretti leads his businesses with the same focus and determination he showed behind the wheel of a race car.

He knows the importance of striving for excellence and pushes to move from good to great. He raises the bar and sets new standards. He knows what it takes to be a Champion.

When Andretti hung up his helmet and ended his full-time driving career, the 1991 series champion left as the winningest driver in CART history with 42 victories. He is also second on the list of IndyCar laps led, right behind his father, Mario, with 6,702.

With his full-time driving career behind him, Andretti continues to set the standard in the racing industry, albeit from behind the pit wall.

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J-F Thormann

President


J-F Thormann, who has worked alongside Michael Andretti for over three decades, joined Andretti Autosport in September 2006 and now works as the president, as well as serving as a co-team principal for Andretti’s Formula E effort.

In addition to his overall managerial, business administration and strategic planning duties, Thormann oversees the company’s driver recruitment and team development programs.

A graduate of Towson University in Baltimore, Thormann spent many years in the petroleum industry before becoming Michael Andretti’s closest business advisor. Thormann owned and operated successful retail sites for Shell, Texaco and Sunoco. He was also the Managing Director for the International Retail Corporation, which operated 17 high-volume Amoco, Mobil and Sunoco service stations on the Eastern Seaboard interstate highways.

Thormann also serves on the Board of Directors for The Michael Andretti Foundation.

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Rob Edwards

Chief Operating Officer


Rob Edwards brought nearly 30 years of racing experience when he joined Andretti in early 2015. Edwards is responsible for programs across all of Andretti’s racing efforts (IndyCar, Indy Lights, Formula E and Global Rallycross), currently totaling 12 racing teams with over 150 crew members and engineers under his direction.

American born and UK raised, Edwards boasts an educational background from both sides of the pond with a BSc in Engineering Science and Mathematics from Reading University in England, along with an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

The motorsport roots for Edwards date back to 1986 when his racing career began as the Design Engineer at Tiga Race Cars working alongside former F1 pilot Howden Ganley. Edwards went on to serve as a race engineer, engineering manager, team manager and eventual general manager during his 16-year tenure with Walker Racing.

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Doug Bresnahan

Chief Marketing Officer


Through a 1994 summer internship with Bettenhausen Motorsport, Doug Bresnahan discovered his love for the motorsport industry. Now decades later, Bresnahan has come from cleaning race shops to serving as the Chief Marketing Officer for Andretti Autosport and its family of race teams.

Bresnahan spent a year selling racing insurance before joining CART’s marketing and client services team, where he worked for nearly 10 years before joining Andretti’s sales and marketing department in 2007.

The Indiana-native is a graduate of Indiana University where he studied Sports Marketing. He has put his degree to work over the past 20 years gaining expertise in race promotion, experiential marketing, contracts, sales and partner activations. Bresnahan resides in Westfield with his wife, three children, berna-doodle June and cat Lucy.

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Roger Griffiths

Co-Team Principal, Andretti Formula E


Having joined Andretti in the spring of 2014, Roger Griffiths serves as the Director of Motorsport Development, with an expanded role as Co-Team Principal for Andretti Formula E. Griffiths, who has enjoyed a vast background in many motorsports endeavors including Formula One, IndyCar, American Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series and Super Touring Cars, served as the Technical Director for Honda Performance Development where he experienced success at the Indy 500 in 2012 and the 2013 Driver's Championship. The UK-native is an engineering graduate of Loughborough University of Technology (1991). The year following his graduation, Griffiths earned his master's degree in Automotive Product Engineering at Cranfield Institute of Technology with a specialization in Vehicle Modeling and Lap Simulation.

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Giving Back To The Community

The Michael Andretti Foundation was founded in 2003 following Michael’s retirement from full-time professional driving duties. Through donations, sponsorships and fundraising events, this 501(c)(3) foundation distributes funds to qualified non-profit organizations that promote programs for better health, education and welfare of America’s children and citizens.

 

If you would like to make a donation, please make your check out to “The Michael Andretti Foundation” and mail to:

 

The Michael Andretti Foundation

7615 Zionsville Road

Indianapolis, Indiana 46268