Haas F1 Team development driver Santino Ferrucci will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Dale Coyne Racing at the Duel in Detroit.
The American will drive the No.19 Paysafe Honda in place of the injured Pietro Fittipaldi alongside Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 SealMaster Honda. Speaking about the news, Ferrucci commented saying:
It’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to race the #19 Paysafe car with Dale Coyne Racing at Detroit, especially that I’ll be coming off a F2 race in Monaco. “The goal is still to be a Formula 1 driver but to be racing in IndyCar is going to be something special. I’m really looking forward to it. It’s just unfortunate that it’s under the circumstances of Pietro (Fittipaldi)’s injuries, I hope he has a speedy recovery and can come back very soon.
Oscar Nieboer, Chief Marketing Officer with Paysafe said:
Paysafe is pleased to be able to give another up and coming motor sport talent the opportunity to realize a dream and compete in the hugely exciting Indy car race season. Having Santino behind the wheel of the Paysafe car is another example of how we are supporting new drivers on the circuit and challenging the status quo which in turn mirrors our brand vision of challenging the current state of play as the emerging payments provider,” “Like our other two drivers, Zach and Pietro, Santino really brings our values to life and we’re looking forward to watching him pilot the #19 Paysafe car in Detroit
The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear takes place from June 2-3. For details visit – http://detroitgp.com/