The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season may have just finished by already the focus is on 2017.
Testing for the 2017 season will be available from Monday October 3. There is a lot that needs to be resolved before next season so, let’s have a look at what we know so far in relation to driver line-ups.
1 Simon Pagenaud – CONFIRMED
3 Helio Castroneves – CONFIRMED
12 Will Power – CONFIRMED
2 Josef Newgarden? Juan Pablo Montoya? Alexander Rossi? TBC
Chip Ganassi Racing
9 Scott Dixon – CONFIRMED
10 Tony Kanaan? Juan Pablo Montoya? TBC
8 Max Chilton TBC
83 Charlie Kimball TBC
It also remains to be seen who will replace Target as the primary sponsor to the No.9 car.
26 Carlos Munoz TBC – Waiting on sponsorship to be put in place
27 Marco Andretti – CONFIRMED
28 Ryan Hunter Reay – CONFIRMED
Bryan Herta Autosport 98 Alexander Rossi TBC – Waiting on a final sponsorship deal to fall into place
Ed Carpenter Racing
20 Ed Carpenter – CONFIRMED, Spencer Pigot TBC
21 Josef Newgarden, Juan Pablo Montoya TBC
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
15 Graham Rahal – CONFIRMED
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing may run a second car if they can get the sponsorship in place and sign an experienced driver
11 Sebastien Bourdais – TBC There is a big question mark on the future of this team with plenty of rumors swirling around.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
5 James Hinchcliffe – CONFIRMED
7 Mikhail Aleshin – Likely to stay
Dale Coyne Racing
18 Conor Daly – TBC/ Sebastian Bourdais possible
19 RC Enerson – TBC