Max Chilton will move up to IndyCar with Target Chip Ganassi in 2016, joining reigning champion Scott Dixon, Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball.
This is having spent 2015 with Carlin in IndyCar feeder series Indy Lights, where he finished 5th in the championship. He was also apart of Nissan’s fabled LMP1 project, contesting Le Mans but ultimately retiring with gearbox problems.
Chilton effectively replaces Sage Karem, who is moving to IMSA with Lexus in 2016 after the team chose to not retain him for 2016. He is also the fourth Briton to make the move from Formula 1 to IndyCar in the last 24 years, the others being Nigel Mansell, Mark Blundell and the late Justin Wilson.
“I couldn’t be happier to join Chip Ganassi Racing’s Verizon IndyCar Series program. This organisation is built on winning and their 11 INDYCAR Championships back that up. Chip is the kind of team owner that every driver dreams of working for in their career. He’s accomplished so much in so many different categories over the years, and I can’t wait to start driving for him.”