Kyffin Simpson (shown above) is one of the two rookies who will be driving for Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2024 NTT IndyCar season.
The team announced today that Simpson will drive the historic No 4 Journie Honda for the team in the IndyCar Series.
Simpson was born in Barbados and lives in the Cayman Islands. He started to race back when he was 11 years old in karting across the US and the Caribbean.
The 19-year-old was asked how he got into racing.
“I first got into it through a friend, Zane Maloney, who was racing in F2. He was racing from a very young age, and I would always watch his races. One summer I just wanted to try it out and fell in love with it. ”
Simpson was asked what his targets are for his first IndyCar season.
“I think this year is going to be a lot about learning. I don’t really have any set targets that I have for myself. I just want to maximize everything that I can. If I’ve got a car for fifth, I want to get fifth. If I only have a car for 10th, I’ll take 10th or anything like that. I just want to make sure that I maximize every session. Not just learning everything I can, but also putting the car where it should be.”
” I think it’ll be a big mix of experience and inexperience this year with two rookies on
the team, with me and Linus and Marcus being new to the ovals, but also have Dario and Scott and Alex, along with all the engineers and strategists.”
“I think we’ll all learn from each other, and I think I can learn not just from Scott and Dario and Alex, but I can also learn from Linus and Marcus, as well, with what they struggle with and what they find helps.”
Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis