Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto has said that the Italian manufacturer would consider entering the NTT IndyCar Series as an supplier in the future. The future could be sooner than expected. The NTT IndyCar Series will introduce new regulations in 2022 and that it is perfect opportunity for the Prancing Horse to enter the series.
The NTT IndyCar Series have stated that they are actively seeking out a third 3ngine manufacturer to join the series and to have a name like Ferrari associated with the series would be fantastic for the sport as not only would have the potential to attract new fans to sport but it would also attract new sponsors and potentially new teams to field.
The addition of a manufacturer like Ferrari would also reduce the pressuon the current suppliers Chevrolet and Honda as for a number of years teams looking to enter the Indianapolis 500 as one off entries such as Grace Autosport found that they were unable to due to a lack of engine leases available.
At the moment there are no current teams looking for a new engine partner however if Ferrari were to enter IndyCar as an engine supplier with the money they save from the Formula One cap they would be able to afford to develop a competitive engine for the series.
At the moment Ferrari supply engines in Formula One to the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team and the Haas F1 Team.
Team owner Gene Haas has made no secret of the fact that he wants the budget cap in place in Formula One and with the outfit the most recent one to have announced that they had furloughed their workforce due to the ongoing COVID 19 global pandemic.
The Haas F1 Team have had mixed results in Formula One since joining the sport with their best season coming in 2018 where they ended the year in fifth place in the championship on 93 points.
The team whose chassis is built by Italian manufacturer Dallara, who also build the IndyCar chassis could conceivably enter the NTT IndyCar Series with Ferrari engines as unlike in Formula One where they are they are fighting in the midfield for half the cost of running a two car team in Formula One they could run a successful team in the NTT IndyCar Series.
Kevin Magnussen who competes in Formula One with the Haas F1 Team has expressed an interest in competing in IndyCar as some point in the future and Ferrari, Haas and Dallara could hold the key to make that happen.