Ferrucci to make complete-time IndyCar return with Foyt in 2023

IndyCar driver Santino Ferrucci will return to the collection for the complete 2023 period following AJ Foyt Racing verified he will push their selection fourteen entry up coming yr.

Just after racing complete-time in the collection with Dale Coyne in 2019 and 2020, previous Components two racer Ferrucci has invested two seasons racing a restricted timetable with Rahal Letterman Lanigan, Juncos Hollinger and Dreyer &amp Reinbold. Ferrucci also appeared in the 2021 and 2022 Indy 500s, securing top rated 10 finishes in both equally.

AJ Foyt Racing have now verified that they have signed the 24-yr-aged to push the motor vehicle which was pushed by Kyle Kirkwood this period. The rookie is relocating to Andretti in 2023.

“Being a portion-time driver above the past two a long time has been difficult for me, individually,” explained Ferrucci.

“I’m a race motor vehicle driver and I want to contend. Performing with distinctive groups has been fascinating and I’m happy that no make any difference which motor vehicle I have raced, I have often demonstrated pace and regularity. I could not be additional enthusiastic to be part of AJ Foyt Racing. I just cannot wait around to make the most effective of it.”

AJ Foyt workforce president Larry Foyt explained signing Ferrucci will profit both equally the workforce and the team’s next driver, rookie Benjamin Pederson, who will be part of the workforce from the Indy Lights collection.

“He’s demonstrated a knack for acquiring in direction of the entrance of the area, and I assume he is a racer who moves ahead on race working day,” explained Foyt. “AJ sees the hearth in him and has savored their conferences collectively. I assume Santino’s knowledge will assist his rookie workforce mate as nicely, so he is a wonderful addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci experienced been racing in Components two in 2018 and was a Haas F1 junior driver till he was dropped by his Trident workforce. The FIA handed him a 4-race ban following he was considered to have intentionally collided with workforce mate Arjun Maini and driving his motor vehicle from the paddock to the pits though functioning a cell mobile phone .

“IndyCar grew to become my purpose following leaving F1 in 2018,” described Ferrucci. “I concluded up my period in Europe and was questioned to fill in for Pietro Fittipaldi in the Detroit Grand Prix. I immediately fell in enjoy with the cars and trucks, the model of racing and the folks. That is when I understood that IndyCar desired to be my new property.”


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