Chip Ganassi Racing look set to retain their current driver line-up into the 2017 season. Managing Director with the team Mike Hull has confirmed that they are working with Max Chilton to reach a deal that would see the former Formula One driver sign a long term contract with the team.
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon is going nowhere as he is locked into a long term contract.
The team will announce in a matter of weeks who will replace Target as the primary sponsor to the No.9 Chevrolet for the 2017 season and beyond as this weekend’s race in Sonoma is their last with Chip Ganassi’s IndyCar team.
Tony Kanaan is also set to continue in the No.10 Chevrolet in 2017 having told Paddock Eye in Watkins Glen:
I have been around for a long time. We got on a roll and got some good results. Last year I thought we had a pretty good season but the double points race is what really hurts you. Crashing at Indy last year, right away finishing 33rd, it hurt me quiet a bit and I never recovered.
I would say that we are just clicking more, me and Scott, we are working better than ever together.
It is also believed that Charlie Kimball who drives the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet will be retained by the team for next season.
If the team stays the same driver wise it would be good as it has been reported that Chip Ganassi Racing whose contract with Chevrolet at the end of the season could return to using Honda power next season.