Prema Racing announces expansion into IndyCar in 2025


Prema Racing, one of the most successful teams in modern junior single-seater racing, has announced its expansion into the NTT IndyCar Series in 2025 with a two-car programme.

The Italian outfit, which groomed the likes of current F1 drivers Charles Leclerc, Oscar Piastri, Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, to name a few, will field two full-time entries in the American series.

Prema’s cars will be powered by Chevrolet units while the team will operate out of a dedicated “state-of-the-art facility located in Indiana”.

"Today's announcement marks a pivotal moment in the history of Prema Racing,” said Team Principal Rene Rosin.

“Making the step to the NTT IndyCar Series, and competing in the world-famous Indianapolis 500, is a dream coming true for our family and everyone involved in our business.

“We have tremendous respect for IndyCar, its unique challenges and sensational history, and we look forward to being part of it.

“While competing in IndyCar will not be easy, we are determined to put in our best effort, learn as quickly as possible and become leading contenders right from the start. The desire to fight for victory is our driving force, and the thoroughness of the challenge will give us even more motivation to succeed.

“This new chapter will also be beneficial for Prema Racing and its people, producing amazing learning opportunities and know-how transfer.

“We want to thank IndyCar for the warm welcome, and Chevrolet for supporting this project. We cannot wait to start operating in our new Indiana shop and get on track as soon as possible.”

Ferrari junior Oliver Bearman currently competes in the the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Prema.

Prema did not offer any insight into its driver line-up for 2025, but according to RACER, the team is expected to entrust its cars to an IndyCar veteran and to one of the Italian outfit’s current young talents.

“Prema Racing, with their global reach and extraordinary presence in open-wheel racing, will be a great addition to our growing and highly competitive paddock,” commented IndyCar President Jay Frye.

“We look forward to seeing Rene and Prema on the NTT IndyCar Series grid in 2025.”

“Chevrolet is pleased to welcome Rene Rosin and Prema Racing to our 2025 NTT IndyCar Series roster,” added Mark Stielow, Director of Motorsports Competitions for General Motors.

“Prema brings global success to Team Chevy and winning organization.”

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