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The journeyman able to rock IndyCar – IndyCar


He is an IndyCar Sequence rookie with a dream drive at Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019, however Felix Rosenqvist may have taken the identical alternative final 12 months. So when the provide got here up once more this time round, he wasn’t going to show it down. “I realised that I have been fortunate sufficient to get this opportunity two years in a row now, and I actually wished to take it as a result of I may not get it once more,” he displays. “Going with Chip is simply one thing I needed to do.”

The explanation why he could not go IndyCar for 2018 was that, by the point it grew to become obvious that there was a possible berth alongside the nice Scott Dixon, Rosenqvist was already dedicated to Components E: “I had a contract with Mahindra. I used to be glad in Components E. It was not a straightforward determination. Clearly I might at all times wished to do IndyCar, however on the time I used to be doing nicely in Components E, and why would I depart this? The choice at that time was to remain put – ‘There is no cause to do something silly now, let’s simply keep in Components E and see what occurs’.”

The entire Ganassi gig is one thing through which Rosenqvist’s supervisor Stefan Johansson has been instrumental. The older Swede has taken care of Dixon because the Kiwi burst onto the Indy Lights scene together with his Johansson Motorsports group in 1999. He began giving Rosenqvist pleasant recommendation after his rookie European Components three season in 2011, and the connection grew to become formal across the time of his maiden Macau Grand Prix victory in 2014. With sturdy hyperlinks to Japan and the US from his personal racing profession, Johansson initially tried to steer Rosenqvist to the East, however his new protege was in debt after ekeing out 4 years in Euro F3.

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