Chilton re­mains in Indycar with Ganassi

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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.”

Chilton will com­pete in Indycar for a sec­ond sea­son in 2017

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