Salo replaces Papis at PK Racing

Former Formula 1 racer Mika Salo will make his Champ Car World Series debut on the streets of Denver this weekend, having been confirmed as the replacement for Max Papis at PK Racing

Salo replaces Papis at PK Racing

The Finn made 110 F1 starts over eight seasons. He most recently drove in F1 for Toyota last season, but was dropped by the team in favour of Olivier Panis at the end of the year. His only race outings this year have come in Audi Sport UK's R8 at Sebring and Le Mans. He tested PK Racing's Lola for the first time at Mid-Ohio two weeks ago.

"I am excited to have this opportunity with PK Racing," said Salo. "I enjoyed the test at Mid-Ohio and have been getting to know the team since then - it is a good group, and I think we will work very well together. Street racing is my favourite, so I am looking forward to the upcoming events at Denver and Miami."

Team co-owner Craig Pollock said: "This is a learning year, and following a very positive test with Mika in Mid-Ohio last Monday, both [co-owner] Kevin Kalkhoven and I have decided to bring him on board."

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