Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who heads into this weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road Anerica leading the Verizon IndyCar Series championship is at the centre of speculation.
Reports in the US say that the Iceman has been linked with a move away from Chip Ganassi Racing to join McLaren in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Let’s have a look at the facts. Dixon is the most successful active driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series and is third in the all time win list.
The New Zealander has a great relationship with Chip Ganassi and Mike Hull and is unlikely to move away from a team where he has established himself to build a brand new team from scratch even if McLaren have support from Andretti Autosport or Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Dixon has won two races so far this year and rumors of a move away from Ganassi have been designed in an attempt to destabilise the team abd their momentum however this will not work as they are a professional team.
PNC Bank, Dixon’s primary sponsor have also invested an awful lot of money and a move away fron Ganassi is unlikely to happen.
Paddock Eye understands that it will in fact be Fernando Alonso who will drive for McLaren full time in IndyCar in 2018 and not Dixon.