Like Marco Andretti, another teenage son of an American motor racing legend is setting his sights on the formula one grid.
Graham Rahal, whose father Bobby raced a couple of grands prix in the 70s before leading the Jaguar team for a time in 2000, turned eighteen last week and vowed to maintain his meteoric rise though the racing ranks.
In 2006 he became the youngest ever winner of a Champ Car Atlantics race and narrowly missed the title. This year he is hoping to step into the premier class, possibly as a teammate for Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais.
He is already being linked with a maiden F1 test for later this year.
Referring to motor sport’s highest category, Rahal said: “I’ve driven all sorts of cars, but not these power rockets!”