Rossi re-signs with Andretti Autosport before becoming free agent

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi re-signed with Andretti Autosport on Saturday. He reached a multi-year agreement beginning with the 2020 season.

Rossi would have been the biggest free agent available on the market this off-season had he not signed this extension. Now, he can just focus on doing his job.

Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi prepares to get in his IndyCar at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
Alexander Rossi prepares to get in his IndyCar at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by Chris Owens/IndyCar)

“It feels good to continue with Andretti Autosport,” he said in a statement. “Over the past four years, we’ve built a very strong team with great chemistry and I believe that we have the tools necessary to win races and championships. … It’s definitely a relief to have the future settled and be able to focus on the championship fight ahead of us.”

The 27-year-old won the biggest ever of the season in 2016, as he won the Indianapolis 500.

Rossi has two wins on the season. He won his first event of the 2019 season at Long Beach in April.

Then, he won at Elkhart Lake (Road America) in June.

He is also presently second behind Josef Newgarden in the points standings. Rossi has 458 points, while Newgarden has 487 points, according to ESPN’s IndyCar standings.

Newgarden has four wins on the season, including at the last event on July 20th at Iowa.

In addition, Rossi has had nine top 5’s and 11 top 10’s. On the other hand, Newgarden has had 10 top 5’s and 10 top 10’s.

Simon Pagenaud is the only driver, who has a chance to compete with Rossi and Newgarden. He has 429 points.

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