INDYCAR: Chilton still exploring his options

INDYCAR: Chilton still exploring his options


INDYCAR: Chilton still exploring his options


Ex-Marussia Formula 1 and Carlin Racing Indy Lights driver Max Chilton continues his search for an IndyCar Series seat.

The 24-year-old Briton has met with or spoken with Chip Ganassi Racing, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, and numerous others about working together in 2016, and says the process of finding a team is ongoing.

“I’m looking at the States but I haven’t signed a contract with anyone,” Chilton told RACER. “I’ve spoken with a couple of teams, and was over [in the U.S.] a few weeks ago, but nothing’s sorted. I’m still looking. It will be good if it comes off; it’s a fun place to race.”

Chilton spent his first year racing in America with Carlin, and expressed an interest in returning during September’s Indy Lights finale to try his hand in the IndyCar Series next year.

“I proved that I can be quick on ovals, although there are a few [IndyCar drivers] I’d worry about on ovals from some of the driving standards I’ve seen, and I’m not too worried on road courses,” he said.

Chilton also drove for Nissan during its abbreviated FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 program last season, and mentioned he would consider opportunities in the WEC as an alternative to IndyCar. With few seats available outside of LMP2, it’s unclear whether he would entertain continuing his career in the second-tier prototype class, or restrict his search to IndyCar.

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