One young rising star and one former young star whose open-wheel time appeared to have passed him by are set for upcoming IndyCar tests.
Autosport reports Daniel Abt, the young German who races in GP2 and FIA Formula E, will have a test next month with Andretti Autosport (Barber Motorsports Park, October 27).
Abt visited Auto Club Speedway at the IndyCar finale last month and while he said Formula One was his goal, he’s ambivalent about being in it just to be in it.
“You can always bring some money and drive a Caterham, but is it worth it just to be called an ‘F1 driver’? I don’t think so,” Abt told Autosport. “I’m 21 now and I’m at a point where I need to look at what makes sense.”
Meanwhile Rocky Moran Jr., who was a rising star in the Formula Atlantic championship in the early 2000s (raced from 1998 through 2005), is slated for a test next week with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports on the Homestead-Miami Speedway road course. Moran Jr. last raced competitively in the 2011 American Le Mans Series, in a GT class Jaguar XKR.
“I know a lot of people have forgotten about me but I know I can do it,” he told RACER.com’s Robin Miller.
Rodolfo Gonzalez tested earlier this week for Dale Coyne Racing to kick off the testing season.