American F1 test driver Santino Ferrucci to make IndyCar debut

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Formula One development driver Santino Ferrucci will make his IndyCar debut next month at Detroit as the replacement driver for Pietro Fittipaldi.

Ferrucci is an American development driver for Haas F1, the only American team on the F1 grid, and currently races in Formula 2.

Dale Coyne Racing has been forced to shuffle its lineup since Fittipaldi broke legs this month in a crash in Belgium. Fittipaldi was scheduled to make his Indianapolis 500 debut next week.

Ferrucci will drive the No. 19 at the doubleheader in Detroit on June 2-3.

As the Haas F1 test driver, he’s completed four test days and 1,180 miles in an F1 car.