Andretti Autosport announced today that the team will enter the 2020 Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda [FR Americas], fielding an entry for Danial Nielsen Frost. The new outing for Andretti Autosport comes following the postponement of the 2020 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season.
“Given the circumstances that postponed the Indy Lights season, and many other events across the world, we as a team were tasked to find a way to keep our Indy Lights drivers fresh in the race car,” said J-F Thormann, President, Andretti Autosport. “We see that the FR Americas series and Danial are going to be a great pair and we are excited to see what he can do in Round 1 at Mid-Ohio.”
As Andretti Autosport has a focus of returning to Indy Lights in 2021, the team and Frost will now shift attention on achieving the FR Americas Championship title. Like sports across the world, the FR Americas Championship was affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic but the series remained committed to allowing drivers and teams the opportunity to complete a full season championship.
“I am excited to be taking part in the Formula Regional Americas series this year,” said Frost. “It’s a new car for myself and the team, which will be challenging for both of us. I believe in our capability and am looking forward to what we will be able to do this year.”
The FR Americas Championship [previously F3 Americas Championship] is an elite development series focusing on driver progression, talent and growth in open-wheel racing. Built in North America, the FR Americas chassis features a partnership with Honda as the primary engine manufacturer. With the engine manufacturer partnership between FR Americas and Honda, Honda Performance Development [HPD] gives the series’ driver champion an opportunity to receive a scholarship into the following Indy Lights season.
The 2020 FR Americas schedule kicks off June 26-28 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The weekend will consist of three 35-minute races, each preceded by a qualifying session, as well as two 35-minute practice sessions.
For more information, visit FRAmericas.com.