Ed Carpenter Racing‘s Rinus Veekay and also Arrow McLaren SP‘s Felix Rosenqvist have actually not been gotten rid of to contend at the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America this weekend break, with Oliver Askew readied to change Veekay and also Formula 1 expert Kevin Magnussen readied to make his NTT IndyCar Series launching instead of Rosenqvist.
Veekay endured a broken left clavicle on Monday throughout a training cycling journey and also went through effective outpatient surgical procedure on Wednesday to fix it. The Dutch wonderkid is familiar with resolving injury, competing with a busted finger complying with a terrifying accident at Indy 500 screening in April, however IndyCar’s clinical group can unclear him to contend at Road America.
“What happened was very unfortunate and definitely not the greatest timing! The surgery went well, I am not in any pain,” Veekay claimed, currently in high spirits.
“I definitely wanted to be out there fighting for my place in the championship and driving the Direct Supply car. I will give it all I have and be ready for Mid-Ohio! I am very thankful for everyone at ECR that helped me and stayed up very late to get everything for the surgery arranged. I would also like to say a big thank you to everyone at OrthoIndy who got me all fixed up!”
Askew, that simply changed Rosenqvist for the 2nd race of the Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit, brings a complete period of IndyCar experience auto racing for AMSP along with Indy Lights experience at the 6.515 kilometres training course.
“First off, I hope Rinus is doing well and that he has a quick recovery!” Askew claimed.
“I’m thankful that Ed and his ECR team trust me to take over the No. 21 Chevrolet this weekend. They have a strong program and I look forward to helping them in every way possible at Road America.”
Askew’s replacement in the Motor City followed a scary accident for Rosenqvist, that the good news is left with no injury, however he also was not clinically gotten rid of to contend at the track where he won his initial IndyCar Series race in 2014. Stepping approximately home plate in his stead is Magnussen, the seven-year Formula 1 expert presently taking on Chip Ganassi Racing in the DPi course of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.
The twenty-eight-year-old Dane has a background with McLaren, as his F1 occupation started with the group in 2014. His occupation finest surface of secondly was with the group because year’s Australian Grand Prix, his very first race in the premier open-wheel auto racing self-control.
“It really sucks to miss out at Road America, but I have to focus getting back to 100%. Meanwhile it’s great to see Kevin Magnussen getting a shot in IndyCar!” Rosenqvist claimed on Twitter.
He complied with the message with “held og lykke,” a desire of best of luck in Magnussen’s indigenous tongue.
Magnussen has actually formerly shared passion in IndyCar and also the Indy 500, and also ends up being yet one more ex-spouse-Formula 1 chauffeur to sign up with the grid. Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Marcus Ericsson, Sebastien Bourdais, Max Chilton and also Magnussen’s previous colleague at Haas F1 Team Romain Grosjean are all chauffeurs with a full-time or bulk routine in IndyCar this period that have actually competed in F1.
Magnussen will certainly likewise be signing up with NASCAR Cup Series normal Cody Ware in making his launching this weekend break.
The REV Group Grand Prix will certainly occur on Sunday 20 June at 1200 EST / 1700 BST.