MS&AD Andretti is one of ten teams competing in the FIA Formula E Championship. Led by motorsport legend Michael Andretti, the team has deep roots in the rich racing heritage of Indianapolis. Beyond competing in Formula E, the Andretti brand is known as Andretti Autosport fielding multiple entries in the IndyCar Series and in Indy Lights. The team additionally competes as Andretti Rallycross in the Global Rallycross series and under the Walkinshaw Andretti United banner in the Australia Supercars Championship.
The team is backed by MS&AD, one of the world’s ten biggest non-life insurers, with specific expertise in data modelling and risk management. Together we have used our shared data-driven and tech-focused vision to maximise the performance of the team and develop the technology of the cars.
With top-class drivers, global racing expertise and our iconic livery, we aim to be the team to follow in Formula E.
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Japanese driver makes his Formula E debut on the streets of Hong Kong with MS&AD Andretti.
Piloting the No. 27 MS&AD Andretti ATEC-003 for the Hong Kong E-Prix, Round 1 of the 2017/2018 FIA Formula E Championship.
Born in Amagasaki, Japan in 1986, Kamui Kobayashi got his start in motorsport when he was only nine years old, finishing third in his first ever season of karting. In 2004, he joined Toyota’s Driver Academy where he began his standout career in open wheel racing. Kobayashi made his Formula One debut at the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix, where he had a strong finish in ninth place. His career featured 75 starts in Formula One, scoring 125 career points. He currently races in the World Endurance Championship for Toyota Gazoo Racing, where he finished second in LMP1 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year. Kobayashi also races in the Super Formula Championship for KCMG.
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António Félix da Costa
António Félix da Costa
Portuguese driver António Félix da Costa returns as a driver for the MS&AD Andretti Formula E team for the upcoming FIA Formula E Championship.
Piloting the No. 28 MS&AD Andretti ATEC-003 for Season 4, will continue the successful relationship between Félix da Costa and the global insurance company MS&AD, Félix da Costa having driven for the MS Amlin Andretti team before sponsorship transferred to the parent brand MS&AD in October 2017.
Félix da Costa claimed his maiden Formula E victory in Buenos Aires in January 2015, and went on to finish eighth overall at the end of the 2014/2015 season. Félix da Costa finished the 2015/2016 season ranked 13th in the driver standings, with Motorsport.com placing him fourth overall in the top ten drivers of the season due to keeping cool at all times even when faced with so much bad luck.
da Costa finished Season 3 ranked 20th in the driver standings but his position doesn’t tell the full story, as the Formula E veteran was fighting for points and podiums in multiple races until bad luck and car issues took him out of contention. The season highlight for da Costa was a top five to start the season in Hong Kong, where he will look to be strong again in Season 4.
Coming from a racing family, Félix Da Costa started karting at the age of nine racing in a number of Portuguese championships against competition who were much older. In 2007, he progressed into single-seaters in Formula Renault 2.0.
After gaining attention in both Formula 3 Euro Series and GP3, he joined the Red Bull program as a Formula One test driver where he made his debut for Force India in 2010. António scored a breakthrough victory for BMW Motorsport in the prestigious DTM touring car series to bolster an already impressive CV that includes victory at the Macau Grand Prix.
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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Michael Andretti
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
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.
With its roots in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Formula E is a founding team in the all-electric series and one of only two US teams competing in the FIA Formula E Championship. Beyond competition in Formula E, the Andretti brand is known as Andretti Autosport fielding multiple entries in the IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, and additionally competes as Andretti Rallycross in the Global Rallycross series.
Co-Team Principal, Andretti Formula E, J-F Thormann
President, Co-Team Principal, Andretti Formula E
J-F Thormann, who has worked alongside Michael Andretti for nearly four decades, joined Andretti Autosport in September 2006 and now works as the company’s President and Michael Andretti’s closest advisor, 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.
Chief Technology Officer
Co-Team Principal, Andretti Formula E, Roger Griffiths
Chief Technology Officer
Co-Team Principal, Andretti Formula E
Having joined Andretti in the spring of 2014, Roger Griffiths serves as the Director of Motorsport Development, working with all areas of Andretti racing competition including the INDYCAR ladder and Andretti Formula E, as well as Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross. With an expanded role as Co-Team Principal for Andretti Formula E, the UK native also operates as a key figure within Andretti Technologies, helping to shape the future of electric energy in motorsports.
Griffiths, who has enjoyed a vast background in many motorsports endeavors including Formula 1, 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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