The United States has had a colored history in Formula One.

The US Grand Prix has bounced around more locations than a pop-up restaurant, we haven't sent one of our own into F1 since Scott Speed flunked out five years ago, and for all the racing Americans participate in at home, we've only produced two world champions. But one of those is hinting that we could be in for a change.

Speaking with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, 1978 Formula One World Champion Mario Andretti suggested that Andretti Autosport - the team run by his son Michael, who also drove in F1 - would be interested in getting into grand prix racing if the series allowed it to run customer chassis.

"My son Michael is one of the first who would do that if he could buy a car from one of the top manufacturers," said the legendary Mario, who raised the idea directly with Bernie Ecclestone. "I find the idea interesting that a blue Ferrari overtakes a red Ferrari."

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