Kevin magnussen will evolve next year in IMSA, the American Endurance Championship, with Chip Ganassi Racing. Not kept in Formula 1 by the team Haas, for which he has been racing since 2017, the Dane will cross the Atlantic while his former team announced this week the recruitment of Nikita mazepin and Mick schumacher for the 2021 season.
Next year, Chip Ganassi Racing will enter an IMSA program with a Cadillac DPi-VR, in the highest category of the championship. This is also the big comeback of the structure in Endurance after the end of its Ford GT operating program a year ago. Magnussen is committed for the entire season and will notably team up with Renger van der Zande, also confirmed this Thursday.
« When you’re a professional driver, no matter where in the world, you know the name Chip Ganassi and what he stands for in motorsport. », emphasizes Magnussen. “Chip has built one of the best racing teams, on and off the track, and history bears witness to that with an incredible track record, especially in Endurance. It’s a great opportunity for me to partner with CGR, Renger and Cadillac. I can’t wait to get started, meet the team and begin preparations for the 2021 season. «
Chip Ganassi Racing will later confirm the other drivers who will complete the crew for the long races, such as the 24 Hours of Daytona, which will open the 2021 season on the weekend of January 30 and 31. One of the two additional places available could be occupied by Scott Dixon, Reigning IndyCar Champion who evolves under the colors of the same team in the discipline.
Upon learning a few weeks ago that he would not be retained by Haas in Formula 1, Magnussen had quickly expressed his wish to find a program in the United States. However, the options in IndyCar being very limited, the 28-year-old pilot therefore turns to IMSA first.