Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Rosenqvist Joins Ganassi for 2019

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The reigning IndyCar Series champion will have a new teammate beginning in 2019 following the addition of Felix Rosenqvist alongside Scott Dixon at Chip Ganassi Racing.

After testing with the team at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course each of the last two years, Rosenqvist will displace Ed Jones as the driver of the No. 10 Honda. Backing from NTT DATA will continue with the car as the company has agreed to a new multi-year deal with Chip Ganassi’s team.

Rosenqvist will enter his first full IndyCar season at 27 years of age and having claimed three pole positions and two race wins in the preceding season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The Swedish driver brought Mahindra Racing its first Formula E win during his debut year in the series in 2016, also earning the distinction of the highest-placing rookie by ending the year third in the points.

Felix Rosenqvist in Mahindra Formula E car at New York ePrix
Felix Rosenqvist finished fifth in the season-ending New York ePrix. | Photo: Lou Johnson / Spacesuit Media

Before his foray into Formula E, Rosenqvist found success in the Formula Renault 2.0 Asia Championship, Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden, Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ, FIA Formula 3 European Championship and Indy Lights. The three-time Indy Lights race winner has also competed in DTM and at the famed 24-hour contests in Daytona and Le Mans.

“Coming to IndyCar and driving for Chip is just a dream come true,” Rosenqvist said. “I’ve followed the team for as long as I can remember and it’s the kind of team and owner any driver would want to race for. Scott has had another tremendous season with three wins and a fifth title, so you absolutely couldn’t ask for anything more in a teammate.”

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, to be held March 8–10, 2019, will mark Rosenqvist’s first race as teammate to 44-time Indy car race winner Dixon.

Aaron Durant
Aaron Duranthttp://aarondurant.com
Aaron Durant leads The Apex as its editor-in-chief. When not bringing his racing journalism vision to life at The Apex, Durant enjoys snowboarding, playing the drums, reading and trudging through an endless queue of podcasts.

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