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Chilton lines up potential Indy Car switch

British and former Marussia F1 driver Max Chilton is lining up a potential move to American series Indy Cars.

The 22-year-old looks unlikely to be in Formula One for the 2015 season with Marussia remaining in administration following financial difficulties.

There remains a chance the team could be saved with an auction to sell off the teams assets cancelled amid a potential move to save the team.

But Chilton cannot simply stand still hoping and waiting that the opportunity to return to the Formula One grid can emerge.

So he's lined up with Surrey-based team Carlin, who he won two races in the GP2 series with as they look to expand into the American market.

Chilton will test with Carlin's new Indy Lights team, ahead of a potential move into the full Indy Car scene in 2016.

'I'm very excited to be assisting Carlin in the USA, While Iím still considering my options for 2015, the IndyCar package presents an interesting challenge and by assisting with the development of the Indy Lights team Iím keeping my options open for an IndyCar programme in 2016 based on a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. Chilton told Sky Sports.

ďHopefully I can also help the guys at Carlin get as much as possible out of their first season in the USA.'








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Date:Monday January 26 2015

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