Scott Dixon is set to have a new teammate join the Chip Ganassi stable with Felix Rosenqvist expected to confirm a multiyear deal with Arrow McLaren SP for 2021.
The Swede will replace rookie racer Oliver Askew who announced his departure from the team last week. He continues to undergo delayed concussion treatment following a heavy crash in the Indianapolis 500, skipping the last event on the Indianapolis road course.
Rosenqvist joined Dixon in 2019, starring on his debut where he qualified third and briefly led the race.
This year, Rosenqvist claimed his maiden win at Road America but has only once cracked the top-five once more. He currently sits tenth in the championship while Dixon holds a steady points lead with a sixth career crown in reaching distance.
The Kiwi has comfortably outshined Rosenqvist who has often struggled to come to grips with the most competitive car on the grid.
He crashed out from a strong position in the opening race of the championship in Texas while hunting down race leader Dixon.
The reports that Rosenqvist will join AMSP stem from reports made by Autosport and RACER. Both have contacted Chip Ganassi to comment, the team remaining coy on any details about Rosenqvist’s place in the team beyond the end of the current season.
He will join Pato O’Ward at AMSP; the Mexican only confirmed for next season earlier today.
For Dixon, the reports that Rosenqvist will leave Chip Ganassi hints strongly at seven-time NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson joining the Kiwi. Johnson is awaiting sponsorship to run a third car at road courses with IndyCar legend Tony Kanaan linked to racing on Ovals.
Marcus Ericsson, who joined Chip Ganassi at the start of this year, is expected to remain on for another full season in 2021.