IndyLights Champion to play for Carlin at IndyCarMarch 9, 2019
The team Carlin Racing called the name of the pilot who will share the car number 59 with Charlie Kimball. They will be the 2018 IndyLights champion of the Mexican Patricio O’Ward, who will conduct 11 races and will also drive the third Carlin car in the Indy 500 race as a companion for Chilton and Kiball.
O’Warde, a native of the northern city of Monterrey, will hold the first race of the season in Texas, on the track of the Americas. As a prize for winning IndyLights, he received funding for the three stages of the IndyCar this year, including the Indy 500. Initially, he was expected to support the Harding Steinbrenner Racing team on an ongoing basis, but together they could not find the necessary funding for this project, which eventually failed to implement.
“I am very glad that I will spend this season in IndyCar, and I want to express my gratitude to Trevor Carlin for this opportunity,” said the 19-year-old Mexican. – I am very grateful to the whole Carlin team, who believed in me, and now my task is to show them that I am ready for a fight that will begin in a few weeks on the highway of the Americas.
I have no words to describe how pleased I am with this opportunity. The last few weeks have been quite tense, because I tried to find a new team in IndyCar. I am very glad that I finally found a place in Carlin ”.
In addition to the COTA race, O’Warde will perform in Barber, Long Beach, Indianapolis Grand Prix, Indy 500, Detroit, Road America, Toronto, Iowa, Mid Ohio, Gateway and Portland. Charlie Kimball, as we wrote earlier, will hold five races this year.
“In the past few years I have been fortunate enough to work with many talented pilots, many of whom now chase in IndyCar, Formula 1 and Formula E, as well as other championships,” said Trevor Carlin. “Patricio is a very promising young pilot, I see in him the spark that all successful riders have.”
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