Brendon Hartley to the IndyCars?”Would you like to be there?”
Brendon Hartley is associated with an IndyCar commitment to Ganassi – the Porsche works driver gives the impression that he would be tempted by it.
The IndyCar Series carousel in the IndyCar series is spinning at a speed that hasn’t been around for a long time.After Josef Newgarden was the only really spectacular headline on the driver’s market last year, the “silly season” is now “sillier” than ever before.Drivers in dozens of goods are on the market.The situation is also being heated up from the outside by two outings of Audi and Porsche in the long-distance World Championship (WEC) within a year.
One of the hottest candidates for a possible move to the IndyCar scene is Brendon Hartley.The New Zealander has a lot of experience in formula racing and at the same time Ganassi is looking for a driver who can challenge Scott Dixon in the same way as Dario Franchitti once did.Of this former dream team, only 37-year-old Dixon is left.Tony Kanaan, who was taken in 2014, could never really keep up with him and is now on his way to the Foyt team.Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton are also anything but safe for the next season.
Talking to’ Motorsport-Total. com’, Hartley admits that he is interested in IndyCar:”It could be an option, but there’s nothing I can talk about yet.I’d like to be there.It would be nice, but nothing has been decided yet.IndyCar, IMSA and then there’s the connection to Porsche.”
And Hartley would like to hold it.Many teams in Formula E are unlikely to be bothered by this, as we all know that Porsche will arrive at the end of 2019.The 27-year-old would be a logical choice for Porsche’s Formula E project with his formula racing experience.A season of IndyCar would fit into the picture as preparation.
However, this would be at odds with the Ganassi interests, where a superstar for the post-Dixon era has to be tied up in the long term.The bidding race for Josef Newgarden lost Chip Ganassi to Penske in 2016.And with each season, the time is getting shorter, even if IndyCar pilots are often still in the cockpit at the age of 40.Hartley wants to keep all the doors open.”Nothing is really decided yet,”he clarifies.