18/08/2011

Armaan to the US?!

Some surprise news that has hit the internet is that young Indian driver Armaan Ebrahim has received an offer to test for the Bryan Herta Autosport Racing Team who race in the US Indy Lights Championship.

Team owner Bryan Herta stated:

"We are very excited with the possibility of Armaan being with us and racing for us. We have been tracking his career for some time now and are very optimistic that he will fit in well with us and with Indy and most importantly, do extremely well. We have fixed the test with Armaan for the September 13/14 and will be spending a few days with him and his team in order to see if we can all come to a firm agreement on all aspects for 2012 and 2013".

So that's very interesting! They clearly want Armaan for next season, the question is will he want to move from F2? Here is what he said:

"I am looking forward to the test in the Indy Lights Car in September and to have long and meaningful discussions with the team and the Elevation Group to see how my future career can pan out. Though there are offers to race in the IRL straight away, I may opt to do the Indy Lights first and then move on to the IRL as racing in America is quite different to what we have been used to in Europe. I prefer to take one step at a time. Obviously my dream is to drive a Formula 1 car. However, I would rather be in a team that offers an opportunity to win races than be in Formula 1 for the sake of it. Thus, it is important that I continue in the right direction and that is financially viable for me. The intention is to have a successful career which is most important and finally get the opportunity of winning races in the IRL and in Formula 1".

This is highly intriguing news for Indian Motorsport fans, we've never had a driver trying to get to F1 via the US, let's hope it all works out for Armaan! =)

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