De Silvestro confirmed at Amlin Andretti for second FIA Formula E season

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DONINGTON PARK – Amlin Andretti has confirmed that Simona de Silvestro will race for the team in the second FIA Formula E season, starting in Beijing this October.

De Silvestro made her Formula E debut at the season one finale in London with Andretti, finishing 11th and 12th in the two races at Battersea Park.

The IndyCar driver has remained a firm part of the Andretti Autosport family since cutting ties with Sauber F1 Team last year, and this will continue into the second Formula E season with a full-time drive.

“I’m happy to be joining the Andretti Formula E Team for this upcoming season,” de Silvestro said. “I’m really happy to be full time in the championship again and to work with both Amlin and TE Connectivity.

“I’m also looking forward to being part of developing the new Andretti Technologies powertrain and hope for a successful year with a great team.”

Team boss Michael Andretti expressed his belief that de Silvestro could take Andretti to victory in Formula E this year following an impressive debut in London.

“I’m very pleased with the way season two is looking for Andretti Formula E,” Andretti said.

“Simona did a great job at the London ePrix with very limited time to prepare, with a full season we are confident in her abilities to take the no. 28 Amlin Andretti car to the top of the podium.”

Amlin Andretti’s second seat is still to be confirmed following Jean-Eric Vergne’s move to DS Virgin Racing, but is likely to be shared by other Andretti-affiliated drivers as it was in season one.

IndyCar race weekend doubleheader schedule at IMS road course

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The NTT IndyCar Series will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third time this season but with a weekend schedule that will put the action in front of fans for the first time in 2020.

The track’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course will play host to IndyCar and sports cars series over four days. The action will begin Thursday with practice and concluding with an eight-hour race Sunday featuring the Intercontinental GT Challenge and GT World Challenge America.

The NTT IndyCar Series will hold a Friday-Saturday race doubleheader called the Harvest GP presented by GMR.

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The name is a nod to the Harvest Classic, which was held Sept. 9, 1916 to help the track stay solvent during World War I. The event had three races of 20, 50 and 100 miles (all won by Johnny Aitken) that was the only racing held outside May at IMS from 1911-93.

A limited crowd of 10,000 will be allowed each day this weekend, and those fans will be the first to experience new video boards, concession stands, restrooms and 5G wireless connectivity.

Here’s the IndyCar weekend schedule for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Harvest GP:

(All times are Eastern)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Thursday, Oct. 1

Noon — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America test session
2:25 p.m. — IndyCar practice (NBC Sports Gold)
6:20 p.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 1 (NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Friday, Oct. 2

10:20 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
1:40 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
3:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 (USA Network, NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3

10:20 a.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC Sports Gold)
12:10 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America qualifying
2:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC, NBC Sports Gold)
5:30 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America pole shootout

IndyCar weekend schedule: Sunday, Oct. 4

10 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America race