With a three-week interruption in the 2019 NTT IndyCar series, it's time to pay attention to the Silly season. Except that, unlike most years, there are not four or five free agents to offer their services, or several drivers are facing a cessation.
No, this is the smallest and most intriguing Silly Season in the recent memory.
and the decision of Alexander Rossi will determine whether a silly season even breaks out, or whether it all begins and ends with a 27-year-old California national.
In three-and-a-half seasons, Rossi has gone from guessing Formula One driver to almost every IndyCar team
His contract with Michael Andréti is in seven more races, and Rossi has kept Mom for her future. Asked last Friday whether he would go to NBC and at least give us a timeframe for his decision, Rossi refused: "I'm sorry but I can not, it's very, very sensitive."
And it's not like playing games. Even his team of Andréti does not know what the future is, but they are constantly wondering aloud and rightly because they do not want to lose it
The only quotation we have in the record is by Michael Andretti. "Weeks ago in Detroit: He (Rossi) wants to be here, and we surely want to keep him, I just have to find the money. "
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But the weekend rumored that Andréti plans to go back to Chevrolet (a move that has been seen before two years). ), and it will probably force Honda to look for other opportunities to entice Rossi to stay.
Honda currently delivers Chip Ganassi Racing, Rahal Letterman Lanigan, Dale Coyne Racing, Arrow SPM and, in partnership with the latter, Meyer
Ganassi is the team of Scott Dixon and the rookie Felix Rosenqvist has a two-year deal so the addition Rossi would mean a third car, while Schmidt's composition could remain unchanged with James Hinchcliffe and Marcus Ericsson, and Jack Harvey in Shank v. RLL is pleased with Takuma Sato with Graham Rahal's team, but Bob Rahal is always open for a third-class car with the right funding. The same goes for Cohen. But Honda's position is more difficult than the fact that outside of Ghanais, HPD can try to find a place that Rossi will see as appealing. Or to say otherwise, why not give Chevy a good drive with Andretti or Penske to be the third driver in the RLL or SPM?