This afternoon it has been announced that GP2 front runner Stefano Coletti will now switch his attentions to the Indycar series after signing with the KV Racing team to partner former F1 driver Sebastien Bourdais.
Coletti has spent the last four years in GP2, winning seven races during this period. His best year in the series was the 2013 season with Rapax, where he started the season very well and led the early standings, before failing to score points in the final eleven races and dropped to fifth in the final standings.
After several tests with KV Racing during the winter, it was widely expected that Coletti would soon be announced with the team for his rookie campaign in Indycar this year. Coletti commented on his news by saying "I’ve always wanted to race in IndyCar and have the opportunity to live overseas,It’s a great championship and the competition is very high."
Stefano Coletti has clearly now decided to spread his wings outside the cut and thrust of European single seater racing to attempt to pursue a career as a professional race car driver in America. It's interesting that he took this route as many young European drivers are swapping F1 dreams for sportscar drives, instead of continuing to pursue open wheel racing in America.
His progress during the season will be interesting to watch as he adjusts to the American circuits and the spec Dallara DW12 race car.