Ferrucci ready to return to Coyne’s team for IndyCar season


BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – APRIL 05: Santino Ferrucci of USA and Haas F1 looks on in the pitlane during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 5, 2018 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Santino Ferrucci has been hired to drive full-time for Dale Coyne’s IndyCar team in 2019.

The American competed in four races last season with Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais as his teammate on Coyne’s team. Ferrucci qualified 13th in the second race at Detroit and finished a season-best 11th in last season’s finale at Sonoma despite dealing with a mechanical problem the entire race.

He has not yet raced on an oval track but did complete rookie orientation at a private test at Texas Motor Speedway.

The 2019 IndyCar season begins March 10 at St. Petersburg, Florida. The Indianapolis 500 will be May 26.

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