Scuderia Corsa sporting director Stefan Johansson says the championship-winning sports car team has yet to decide how busy it will be in the IndyCar Series when 2019 arrives.
“We’re looking at all the opportunities on full-season or just the Indy 500, and we’re looking at our options to find the best scenario for the team,” he told RACER. “There’s a lot of options, but without the right one, it’s not worth doing anything.”
Johansson and Scuderia Corsa owner Giacomo Mattioli have been busy holding discussions with numerous drivers as the season winds down and open seats are evaluated.
“Everybody that doesn’t have a drive has reached out, and we’re having a lot of conversations, but that’s all it is as this point,” he said.
With IndyCar Spring Training scheduled for early February at COTA, Scuderia Corsa has a finite window of time to get its plans in order. From partnering with an existing team, to running a car of its own, to delaying a follow-up to its Indy 500 debut in may in partnership with Rahal Letterman Lanigan, the situation Johansson paints for the team is rather fluid.
“The further it goes, the more difficult it gets, unless you do your own thing,” he said. “The advantage we have is we don’t have to do it. We’ll only do it if it’s the right deal, or wait another year. We already have our primary projects with IMSA and the Ferrari Challenge to look after, so if an IndyCar deal isn’t right, there’s no need to try to force something to happen.”