Former Formula One driver Felipe Nasr says he is excited to have been given the opportunity to make his NTT IndyCar Series race debut with Carlin Racing at this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

Speaking ahead of the race, the Brazilian who will drive the No.31 Chevrolet commented saying:

I’m very pleased to be joining Carlin for my first ever weekend in an Indy car in St. Petersburg this weekend. It’s nice to see that all the work we’ve put into this program together has finally paid off. I’m thankful for Trevor Carlin for giving me the opportunity to drive the No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet this weekend and to Chevy for supporting this program. I’m very keen to contribute to the team with my experience and my knowledge and to hopefully show that the speed we had at Sebring a few days ago will translate onto the streets of St. Petersburg. I know the team has been working really hard over the offseason and I’m very excited to get out on track first thing on Friday morning.”

Nasr is joined at the team by Max Chilton who returns to the cockpit of the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet for all road and street course events this season including the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 24.

Speaking ahead of the race this weekend Chilton said:

I’m very pleased to be joining Carlin for my first ever weekend in an Indy car in St. Petersburg this weekend. It’s nice to see that all the work we’ve put into this program together has finally paid off. I’m thankful for Trevor Carlin for giving me the opportunity to drive the No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet this weekend and to Chevy for supporting this program. I’m very keen to contribute to the team with my experience and my knowledge and to hopefully show that the speed we had at Sebring a few days ago will translate onto the streets of St. Petersburg. I know the team has been working really hard over the offseason and I’m very excited to get out on track first thing on Friday morning.”

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