The 40-year-old, who received on solely this fourth begin for the workforce at Lengthy Seaside in 2010, went on to attain 14 extra wins together with the 2014 Indianapolis 500, and in addition received the championship in 2012.
Nevertheless, after two winless seasons – three ought to he not triumph in last occasions of this 12 months’s marketing campaign at Laguna Seca or Lengthy Seaside – the workforce will bid him farewell.
His finest consequence up to now in 2021 has been a fourth place at Nashville, whereas Hunter-Reay solely managed a solitary podium final 12 months as he completed 10th within the last standings.
“What began as three races in 2010 grew to over a decade of successes,” stated an Andretti Autosport assertion.
“By means of 12 seasons, Andretti Autosport, DHL and Ryan Hunter-Reay climbed mountains. We claimed a championship and captured victory on racing’s largest stage. And now, over the following two weekends, Ryan will flip his final laps as our IndyCar team-mate.
“Thanks, Ryan, for 12 nice seasons with us: 15 wins collectively, an Indy 500 victory and an IndyCar title.
“At all times a champion, all the time a good friend. Wishing you the very best of luck within the laps forward.”
Hunter-Reay stated on Twitter: “This workforce is and has been like household. Twelve seasons, a few of the finest reminiscences and accomplishments of my life. Workforce-mates which have turn out to be a few of my finest pals and grateful for Michael Andretti giving me a shot method again when. Checked off all the foremost packing containers. Onward!”
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport Honda
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Writing on Twitter, Andretti Autosport stablemate Alexander Rossi labelled Hunter-Reay as “undoubtedly, the very best team-mate I’ve ever had”.
“We’ve been by means of quite a bit collectively the previous six years so I’ll miss having him on the workforce,” he stated.
“That stated, I do know we shall be seeing him round and I personally plan on being at his home and on his yacht quite a bit this winter.”
Fellow Andretti driver Colton Herta additionally paid tribute to Hunter Reay.
“What an honour it’s been to have Ryan as a teammate for the final three years,” he wrote on Twitter.
“His perception and suggestions helped me a lot. Unhappy to see him go away however was glad I received the chance to know and be taught from him!”
Hunter-Reay is believed to be within the operating for drives at three IndyCar groups subsequent season, together with as a highway/road/Indy 500 driver within the #20 Ed Carpenter Racing machine, which is one in all his favoured choices.
Nevertheless, Autosport understands that Indy Lights factors chief David Malukas, Oliver Askew and present incumbent Conor Daly stay three of Carpenter’s different choices.
Romain Grosjean is expected to be confirmed as taking Hunter-Reay’s place at Andretti throughout the subsequent 10 days, whereas Indy Lights graduate Devlin DeFrancesco shall be named as alternative for James Hinchcliffe.