Ganassi IndyCar team could switch back to Honda in 2017

Chip Ganassi Racing could switch its IndyCar allegiance back from Chevrolet to Honda for the 2017 season

Ganassi IndyCar team could switch back to Honda in 2017

The team moved from the Japanese to the US manufacturer for the 2014 season, with Andretti Autosport heading in the opposite direction to become Honda's lead team.

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However, with Andretti struggling this year, aside from Alexander Rossi's Indianapolis 500 victory based on fuel mileage, it is understood Ganassi could be heading back into the Honda fold for next season.

Honda Performance Development president Art St. Cyr said: "We have some very skilled drivers and we are happy with our driver line-up but it's the time of year when everybody looks at what we are doing for next year.

"I've not personally spoken to Chip [Ganassi, team owner] at all over that but this is the time of year when we are talking to everybody.

"It's not anything unique when you are trying to improve both short-term and long-term.

"It's not about welcome back or not welcome back - it's about trying to win races and what can we do to improve.

"Right now it's too early to say."

Ganassi won the drivers' title in 2013 with Scott Dixon using Honda power, and the New Zealander took the crown again last year using Chevrolet's engine and aero kit.

The team's history with Honda dates back to 1996, the year Jimmy Vasser, below, won its first title in CART title.

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