Dale Coyne Racing team owner Dale Coyne has revealed the he has held initial talks with Red Bull Racing test and reserve driver Alex Albon about the possibility of the British-Thai driver competing in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2022.
Albon was a keen observer at last weekend’s Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and has expressed an interest in moving the premier open wheel category after losing his F1 drive with Red Bull at the end of last season.
Should Albon join Coyne he could replace Romain Grosjean who had been tipped with a big move to Andretti Autosport for next season to replace Ryan Hunter-Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda.
Romain Grosjean is the latest former F1 driver to have found success in the NTT IndyCar Series after Takuma Sato who has won the Indianapolis 500 twice, Alexander Rossi who famously won the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in 2016 while Marcus Ericsson has really hit his strode with Chip Ganassi Racing this season having two races so far in 2021. Could Alex Albon be the next former F1 driver to find success in IndyCar?