Reserve driver for Scuderia Ferrari in 2022, Israeli-licensed driver Robert Shwartzman is expected to join the United States in early 2023 for a test drive in IndyCar.
The FIA F2 vice-champion in 2021 will cross the Atlantic to test in IndyCar. Robert Shwartzman was invited to Sebring by Chip Ganassi. The American team does not have a seat available in 2023, racing Scott Dixon, 2022 Indianapolis 500 Miles winner Marcus Ericsson, 2021 champion Alex Palou and FIA F2 driver Marcus Armstrong, who will race only on the circuits roads and urban layouts. The American structure is starting to think about 2024, when Alex Palou will leave the team to logically join McLaren.
The Israeli-born but Russian-raised driver has expressed his desire to race next year, seeing his dream of racing in F1 slipping away. A role within the Italian team of Maranello is not to be excluded for the resident of the Ferrari Driver Academy, as was the case this year, with the possibility of leaving during the first free practice sessions.
IndyCar, the promised land of FIA F2 drivers
If Robert Shwartzman were to join the IndyCar grid in 2024, he would be the fourth driver to cross the Atlantic after Christian Lundgaard, who drives for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing; Callum Ilott, who will be driving one of the Juncos Hollinger Racing single-seaters, and Marcus Armstrong, who will be doing his first season with Chip Ganassi.
IndyCar is proving to be an alternative solution for FIA F2 drivers, as places in F1 have become very difficult to obtain. Felipe Drugovich, the champion of the discipline in 2022, will have a reserve position at Aston Martin. The only one promoted in 2023 will be Logan Sargeant, who will drive the Williams. Nyck de Vries will make his first full season with AlphaTauri, three years after his title in the antechamber of F1.