Dale Coyne Racing’s confirmed on Wednesday that they have signed Canadian Zachary Claman DeMelo and Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi to partner Sebastien Bourdais for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Speaking about the news, team owner Dale Coyne commented by saying:
We are very pleased to have a leading global payments provider like Paysafe come on board to the exciting sport of Indy car racing as part of their North American expansion strategy. “With Zach and Pietro’s ever-growing skills, we look forward to a competitive 2018 season for Paysafe.
Paysafe will serve as primary sponsor to the No.19 Honda during the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Paysafe’s chief marketing officer Oscar Nieboer commented on the news by saying:
Indy car racing is extremely high profile in North America and this is a region where we see significant growth opportunities for our business. It makes strategic sense to build on our initial involvement in last year’s season, and make our full debut as a leading partner in the 2018 season. We very much see this partnership programme as a central component of our North American brand strategy
Nieboer went on to sau:
Zach and Pietro are both exceptional drivers and embody the very spirit that we believe defines Paysafe: a laser focus on performance at the highest level combined with a proven track record of speed, agility and safety. This makes them both fantastic brand ambassadors and we wish them every success in their respective races piloting the Paysafe car.
Zachary Claman DeMelo will be one of three Canadian drivers on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series grid along with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens and speaking about his deal with Dale Coyne, Claman DeMelo commented by saying:
Paysafe helped me attain a life ambition last September when I made my Verizon IndyCar Series debut in Sonoma. “I am hugely grateful for their ongoing support as I prepare for the forthcoming races; I feel proud to be representing their brand again on the race track and I shall be doing all I can to get the Paysafe car into victory lane!
Pietro Fittipaldi commented by saying:
This is a dream come true, even more so to be racing in the Indy 500, where my family already has a history of great results. I want to thank the entire team at Dale Coyne Racing, along with my long-time sponsors, Escuderia Telmex and Paysafe for this massive opportunity and important step in my career. I’m very excited and proud to be racing on a world stage like the Verizon IndyCar Series this year,