Group co-owner Bobby Rahal has for a few years talked about working three automobiles full-time in IndyCar if it made monetary sense, and whereas Chief Circle funding – the cash given to the highest 22 automobiles in entrant factors on the finish of the 12 months – is price roughly $825,00zero per automobile this 12 months, that will effectively show the mandatory enhance for the three-time IndyCar champion to take the three-car plunge in 2022.
Ferrucci has began solely 4 of the 10 rounds held to this point this 12 months, however with all 4 leading to top-10 finishes, and one in every of them coming on the Indy 500 which is price double-points, it means the #45 entry at present sits 21st in entrant factors.
That places the #45 entry forward of the #18 of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan pushed by Ed Jones, the #7 of Arrow McLaren SP of Felix Rosenqvist, the #four of AJ Foyt Racing pushed by Dalton Kellett and the #59 of Carlin of Max Chilton.
It is usually inside 10 factors of each the #48 Chip Ganassi Racing (Jimmie Johnson/Tony Kanaan) and #29 Andretti Autosport (James Hinchcliffe).
On Monday Rahal Letterman-Lanigan has introduced Ferrucci will compete in its third entry on the inaugural Music Metropolis Grand Prix of Nashville on 6-Eight August.
Santino Ferrucci, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
Photograph by: Jake Galstad / Motorsport Images
“I’m tremendous excited to be again driving for RLL and Hy-Vee,” mentioned Ferrucci. “It’s going to be an unimaginable race because it’s our first time racing within the streets of Nashville.
“The observe has an unimaginable structure that has us racing over a bridge. I’ve been to the observe earlier than on a scooter so I at the least know somewhat in regards to the structure. I’m excited to get the possibility to proceed with constant top-10 finishes for the workforce however I positively suppose we are able to problem for a win if the weekend goes easily.”
For 2021 Ferrucci has been competing part-time within the NASCAR Xfinity Collection, driving for Sam Hunt Racing.
Autosport has discovered that 2019-2020 Formulation E champion Antonio Felix da Costa, who examined impressively for Rahal Letterman Lanigan final November, can also make his IndyCar race debut within the #45 entry this 12 months, however Rahal, da Costa and his administration don’t want to remark presently.