Jordan King completes Ed Carpenter Racing line up for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Jordan King has been confirmed as the last piece to Ed Carpenter Racings lineup for the 2018 IndyCar season. King will contest the road and street circuits while team owner Ed Carpenter takes over on ovals. King will also partner Spencer Pigot who previously only ran road and street circuits for ECR.
Jordan King will join fellow former Manor F1 racers Alexander Rossi and Max Chilton in IndyCar. King contested 3 seasons in the Formula 2 with Racing Engineering and MP Motorsport. During his time in F2 King would rack up 2 wins, 6 podiums, and 1 fastest lap. King would also test for Manor Racing debuting in a practice session during the US Grand Prix weekend in 2016.
Jordan King is optimistic about his opportunity in America saying “I am beyond excited to get started in the Verizon IndyCar Series.”
“After winning at Silverstone in 2016 and being able to drive in F1 practice, 2017 was not what I was hoping for. Going into the new season, I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity with ECR to work towards our collective goals. I believe that together, both of us have the capability to do well!”
Team owner Ed Carpenter shared King’s optimism saying “We are very excited to welcome Jordan to the ECR family and to have him in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet for the 2018 road and street course races.”
“I first met Jordan at Sonoma Raceway in 2016 as he was exploring opportunities in IndyCar. He is a very motivated, intelligent and hungry driver, which is exactly what we are looking for at ECR. Jordan has had a lot of success and experience in Europe and I can’t wait to see what he is capable of with ECR in the Verizon IndyCar Series,” said Carpenter.
ECR has been one of the main teams testing the new IndyCar aero-kit for 2018 with Spencer Pigot doing the bulk of the testing. This will only help King and the team when the season kicks off in March in St. Petersburg.
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