The journeyman ready to rock IndyCar

The journeyman ready to rock IndyCar

There's a more famous name in Formula 1 refugee Marcus Ericsson heading to the IndyCar Series this season, but the real threat to the establishment could well be junior single seater star and Formula E race winner Felix Rosenqvist

He's an IndyCar Series rookie with a dream drive at Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019, but Felix Rosenqvist could have taken the same opportunity last year. So when the offer came up again this time around, he wasn't going to turn it down. "I realised that I've been lucky enough to get this chance two years in a row now, and I really wanted to take it because I might not get it again," he reflects. "Going with Chip is just something I had to do."

The reason why he couldn't go IndyCar for 2018 was that, by the time it became apparent that there was a potential berth alongside the great Scott Dixon, Rosenqvist was already committed to Formula E: "I had a contract with Mahindra. I was happy in Formula E. It was not an easy decision. Obviously I'd always wanted to do IndyCar, but at the time I was doing well in Formula E, and why would I leave this? The decision at that point was to stay put - 'There's no reason to do anything stupid now, let's just stay in Formula E and see what happens'."

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