Chip Ganassi Racing has announced that they have hired Marcus Armstrong to compete in the 2023 IndyCar Championship on all road course and street circuits.
The 22-year-old driver, who has spent the past three seasons in Formula 2, will join Ganassi for the 2023 IndyCar season and will drive the team’s No. 11 car in all races except on oval circuits. Therefore, he will compete in 12 of the 17 races next year.
The former Ferrari academy driver has four race wins during his time in F2, three of which have come this season. He ranked 13th among drivers in three consecutive seasons.
Armstrong tested an IndyCar for Dale Coyne Racing at Sebring with Hitech F2 teammate Jury Whipps in October and spoke about his interest in racing in the series on the podcast Screaming Food. Armstrong said he was delighted to be reunited with fellow New Zealand racer and IndyCar champion Scott Dixon on the 2023 grid.
“I’m excited to be a part of the IndyCar Series, but especially with Chip Ganassi Racing because it’s such a popular and successful team,” Armstrong said.
“I have a rare opportunity in front of me to learn from people at the absolute top of this sport. As a Kiwi, I’ve seen Scott Dixon succeed with this team at the Championship, so on a personal level this is special for me. I’m a hard worker who sees improvement every day. I am very excited to take on a new challenge.
Ganassi will announce the driver for their No. 11 car that will compete on oval circuits, including the Indy 500.
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