Verizon IndyCar Series veteran driver Oriol Servia has confirmed that he is working on securing a full time drive for the 2017 season.
The Spaniard, who has started 199 Verizon IndyCar Series races drove in 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in a third Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda alongside James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin.
The 42 year old Spaniard made another start in 2016 when he drove in place of the unwell Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet for Team Penske in the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg where he finished the race in 18th place while in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Servia finished the race in 12th place.
Speaking to IndyCar.com about having a career in Motorsport, Servia commented by saying:
I live in Los Angeles and I find it very similar to the movie industry. “You need a producer who hires a director and hires the talent and finds the money to produce it and hopefully makes money at the end of the day. In a racing program, you need talent, which is the guys working their asses off; you need someone paying, which is the sponsor, which also hopes to make money by selling more of their product either through the exposure or the deals put together. I like being there in the middle, I really do.
Speaking about the continued interest in him from IndyCar teams, Servia commented by saying:
I couldn’t be happier with how much people are willing to get a deal together for me. That says a lot. “It helps me sleep better when I know there are so many people that truly appreciate me trying to get a deal together, from team owners to sponsors. I’m over 50 percent, but still a fair amount needs to be created and put together. I couldn’t be happier from INDYCAR to the manufacturers involved to everyone.