Andretti still undecided on retirement

IndyCar team owner and driver Michael Andretti has said that he is still undecided about whether he will retire after this year's Indianapolis 500, although he plans to make a decision before the start of the season

Andretti still undecided on retirement

Speculation has been growing as to the veteran's future as a driver since he bought out the Team Green squad last year. He has also hired Dan Wheldon as a test driver, and Andretti has said that the Briton will replace him should he opt to retire.

"To be honest with you, I do not know yet," said Andretti when asked about whether he would retire from driving to concentrate on team management. "What is going to make the decision is if I really feel I can do both effectively. I cannot have anything take away from my driving in any way. If I feel like it is that is when I have to really look at it. Right now I am currently thinking through all those things, and I have to make a decision soon for the team."

Andretti indicated that if he does decide to retire it will be a permanent decision, and that he will not make any one-off returns to racing. "Being out of the car and then getting in for just one race per year, I don't think you are going to be sharp enough to do yourself justice," he said. "The odds would be that once I am out, I am out.

Andretti also confirmed that the team is considering running Wheldon in a fourth car at the Indianapolis 500.

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