Chilton remains in Indycar with Ganassi
Max Chilton will contest a second year of the Indycar Series after resigning with Chip Ganassi Racing.
The ex-marussia Formula 1 driver finished 19th in the points during his rookie season last term, with his best result being a seventh place at round two, Phoenix. Alexander Rossi was the top-scoring rookie, in 11th in the championship.
Chilton will join Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball in Ganassi’s line-up next year.
“I think we were able to build a solid foundation in my rookie year in Indycar,” said Chilton, who graduated to America’s top-flight single-seater class after a part-season in the feeder Indy Lights category in 2015.
“The learning curve is very steep here and the field is separated by just a few seconds from top to bottom with really talented teams and drivers, which makes the competition incredibly close.
“Having a year of experience now to adapt to the car and learn all of the courses on the schedule is huge for us. Chip will give us everything we need to be competitive and go out to contend for wins. I’m really optimistic heading into next season.”