Former Formula One driver Kevin Magnussen will make his NTT IndyCar Series race debut with Arrow McLaren SP for this weekend’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. Fresh from his maiden victory in the DPi category with Chip Ganassi Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship last weekend in Detroit, the Dane will drive the No.7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet in place of the injured Felix Rosenqvist alongside Pato O’Ward.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Arrow McLaren SP said:

Following an evaluation by the INDYCAR Medical Team, Felix Rosenqvist has not been cleared to race at this weekend’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. Felix will continue to be supported by the team as he progresses in his recovery from an accident last weekend in Race One of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.

Felix will be replaced for the REV Group Grand Prix by Kevin Magnussen, who will be making his INDYCAR debut. Magnussen has been released on a temporary basis by Chip Ganassi Racing to drive for Arrow McLaren SP. Magnussen made 19 starts for the McLaren Formula 1 team in 2014, including a career-best finish of second at the Australian Grand Prix that year. He also comes fresh from a win last weekend in IMSA at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix in a Cadillac Dpi-V.R.

Further updates about Felix’s status will be shared in due course.

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