Six IndyCar Drivers Set to Test at Sonoma Raceway, Feb. 10
Six drivers from the Verizon IndyCar® Series will take part in a one-day Chevrolet test session at Sonoma Raceway this Wednesday, Feb. 10.
This marks the first IndyCar test of the year at Sonoma Raceway, which will host the 2016 season finale at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sept. 16-18. All four Chip Ganassi Racing Team drivers will take part in the test, including the team's newest driver, Max Chilton, who will take his first-ever laps in an Indy car. Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castoneves will also test.
The drivers scheduled to participate in the test on the 12-turn, 2.38-mile road course include:
- Scott Dixon (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
- Tony Kanaan (No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing)
- Charlie Kimball (No. 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing)
- Max Chilton (No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing)
- Helio Castroneves (No. 3 Team Penske)
- Simon Pagenaud (No. 22 Team Penske)
Race fans are invited to enjoy the test session for free, with testing slated to run from approximately 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Raceway Café will be open for lunch. In the event of inclement weather, a rain out date has been set for Feb. 11.
The test is being held in advance of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, which will conclude at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sept. 16-18. Sonoma Raceway will host the series season finale for the second consecutive year.
For tickets to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, call 800-870-RACE (7223) or visit racesonoma.com/indycar. Tickets can also be purchased on-site at the test session.