Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner Sam Schmidt has revealed that his team are unlikely to run a third car full time in 2017 in the Verizon IndyCar Series.er
It had been thought that the team would enter a third entry alongside full time drivers James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin. Paddock Eye understands that Arrow Electronics had been keen to expand their involvement with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports which would have seen company sponsor a third entry.
It is believed however that due to the fact that Chip Ganassi Racing have switched to Honda for next season with four full time cars, leasing an extra supply of Honda engines might not be possible for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Schmidt revealed that the team will likely run a third car at selected events next season such as the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Oriol Servia drove a third Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entry in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Schmidt has not ruled out running a third car completely with the Indianapolis 500 a possibility as too is the season finale GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.