Changes happening at Chip Ganassi Racing, Scott Dixon on the move?

Changes happening at Chip Ganassi Racing, Scott Dixon on the move?
July 16, 2018 | 7:46 am | Author: Steven Wright

There is a chance that New Zealander Scott Dixon could be on for a team switch in the 2019 Verizon IndyCar season as a Formula E driver is looking likely that he will replace one of Chip Ganassi Racing’s two drivers.

Dixon, 37, has been previously reported that McLaren is eyeing the Kiwi’s expertise in their first full season in the IndyCar championship which could interest the Kiwi’s motivation life after racing.

The 37-year-old has spent majority of his IndyCar career with the multiple championship winning team Chip Ganassi Racing after his first race with the team in 2002.

Since then the Kiwi has won four Verizon IndyCar Series championships, with the latest in 2016 beating Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya. He has also won an Indianapolis 500 race in 2008 – one of his championship winning years.

Dixon has won two races so far in 2018 and is leading the championship at the moment.

As the talk about Dixon heading to McLaren has started to slow down, the Swedish Formula E driver Felix Rosenqvist has been speculated about joining the Chip Ganassi team and replacing one of the team’s current drivers – Dixon or his rookie teammate Ed Jones. 

“Felix Rosenqvist’s future in Formula E has not yet been decided, with the Swede believed to be closing in on a full-season deal in the Verizon IndyCar Series with Chip Ganassi Racing,” reported.

“Chip Ganassi Racing has an option on Rosenqvist’s services, is rumored to be offering a program for 2019 but his manager, Stefan Johansson, is neither at this weekend’s New York City E-Prix nor the Toronto IndyCar event, as the former McLaren driver is taking part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed.”

The 26-year-old Swedish driver is currently racing in two different categories, Formula E for Mahindra Racing and Super GT for Lexus Team LeMans Wako’s. 

He is also has won three Indy Lights races, including sweeping both Toronto races in 2016.

Photo // Sean Gardner, Autosport