IndyCar: Cassidy completes first IndyCar test

Formula E driver Nick Cassidy has successfully completed an IndyCar test with Chip Ganassi Racing at Sebring International Raceway.

As part of the testing program, Cassidy ran 156 laps of the 1.7-mile (2.73km) short course in the Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara IR18, with a fastest lap of 52.518s.

Nick Cassidy INDYCAR – TESTING – SEBRING. Photo by Chris Owens/Penske Entertainment

“It was great to test for one of the world’s most successful racing teams, a big honor to drive one of Ganassi’s cars,” Cassidy said.

“The team is very successful, they certainly know what they’re doing, and they had development items that they wanted to go through.

“I tried my best to do that for them, and provide the best feedback I could, and more stick to their plan than change anything for myself and actually, I think that was good for me.”

Following the test, the Kiwi explained his approach for 2024, with his contract with Envision Racing set to expire at the end of the current Formula E season.

“I’m keeping my options open, for sure,” he said.

“If I look at my career, I’d say I’m quite loyal in terms of the teams – I was with TOM’S for six years, I’m in my third year with Envision in Formula E, so I want my next contract to be home for a long time in terms of team and championship.

“Whatever I end up doing, I want to be as committed as I can be.”

Final Tuesday Sebring Test Times

Pos No. Name Team Engine Time Behind Laps
1 5 Pato O’Ward Arrow McLaren Chevy 51.882s 0.000s 124
2 7 Alexander Rossi Arrow McLaren Chevy 52.134s 0.252s 102
3 6 Felix Rosenqvist Arrow McLaren Chevy 52.236s 0.102s 133
4 2 Felipe Nasr Team Penske Chevy 52.249s 0.003s 136
5 14 Santino Ferrucci A.J. Foyt Enterprises Chevy 52.356s 0.117s 114
6 10 Nick Cassidy Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 52.518s 0.161s 156
7 55 Benjamin Pedersen A.J. Foyt Enterprises Chevy 52.539s 0.022s 127
8 22 Will Power Team Penske Chevy-Hybrid 53.693s 1.154s 14