The Briton clinched his maiden Components E crown final season with Andretti, taking two wins and an additional 9 podiums to seal the championship on residence soil, having bounced again from a low-key begin in pre-season testing and a four-race point-less streak.
It marked the 28-year-old’s third marketing campaign at Andretti, having joined the outfit when it was BMW’s manufacturing facility crew within the collection, and he is been impressed with the progress that has been made since then.
“I have been with them from the beginning,” he stated. “The crew has developed a lot for the reason that BMW days, and we have introduced in some actually good personnel alongside these years.
“I really feel like we’re acting at an extremely excessive stage, increased than another crew, I might say.”
Dennis has proven religion in Andretti by signing multi-year offers in each August 2022 and December 2023 because the American squad acted quick to safe his companies past the top of the 2025 marketing campaign, with Dennis admitting different groups expressed some curiosity in signing him.
“I would be mendacity if [I said] there wasn’t, you recognize,” he stated. “Changing into champion, clearly, usually generates loads of curiosity.
“However to be sincere, I used to be very pleased with Andretti. I used to be already contracted to them this yr anyway, even with out the extension. It wasn’t like I used to be gonna be going anyplace after Season 9. It simply felt proper to proceed the partnership with them.
“For me, there was no actual powerful determination to make.”
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Andretti together with powertrain provider Porsche have been the early pacesetters within the 2022-23 marketing campaign – the primary one of many Gen3 period – earlier than Jaguar and its buyer crew Envision proved the combos to beat by the top of the season.
Each Envision and Andretti beat their respective manufacturing facility outfits within the ultimate groups’ standings, the previous claiming the title, and when requested if this situation would repeat itself this yr, Dennis stated: “Will probably be shut, if it does!
“We have all obtained the identical software program, virtually the identical powertrain, and each groups are working at an extremely excessive stage. I do not assume it is going to be a walkover by any means, however whether or not we beat the Porsche team or the Jaguar crew, we simply need to beat everybody.”
Any probability of taking a primary groups’ title would require higher efficiency from Andretti’s second automobile, with Andre Lotterer scoring simply 23 factors final season and Dennis commenting after successful the world title that he wished a team-mate pushing him to his “highest stage”.
Frenchman Norman Nato has been employed for the upcoming season, which will get underway in Mexico Metropolis on 13 January, having impressed within the ultimate races of 2023 with Nissan.
“I feel we are able to positively have extra factors than final season,” added Dennis. “There’s clearly a giant effort from everybody to attempt to get that sister facet of the storage working higher. From testing to this point, it is gone extraordinarily effectively, he is carried out extraordinarily quick.”