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F1 2022

Ferrari development driver to make IndyCar debut

Robert Shwartzman will make his IndyCar test debut with Chip Ganassi Racing, as the team evaluates its 2024 options.

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Ferrari F1 development driver Robert Shwartzman will make his debut with Chip Ganassi Racing in IndyCar at a test to evaluate their 2024 drivers.

According to RACER, the team has confirmed that the 2019 Formula 3 champion and Formula 2 runner-up will test for Ganassi in January.

The team has all of its 2023 driver options taken up, but 2021 IndyCar champion Alex Palou will take up an option to leave Ganassi at the end of next year.

This came after a contract dispute over his services, which was resolved with a revised contract that enabled him to depart for Arrow McLaren SP for 2024.

Shwartzman following in the footsteps of fellow IndyCar drivers

Shwartzman could be in the running for the seat, having stayed onboard Ferrari's Driver Academy and making FP1 appearances at Austin and Abu Dhabi.

If he makes the jump to IndyCar, he would be following in the footsteps of former Ferrari Academy driver Callum Illott, Christian Lundgaard, and Marcus Armstrong.

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