Ana Beatriz to keep IndyCar drive until at least Indianapolis 500

Ana Beatriz will remain in the second Dale Coyne Racing car until at least the Indianapolis 500, the team confirmed today

Ana Beatriz to keep IndyCar drive until at least Indianapolis 500

The Brazilian joined the team on a part-time basis ahead of the season-opener in St Petersburg two weeks ago, where she finished 22nd.

Although she has 23 IndyCar starts to her credit, this weekend will mark her first race at the Alabama circuit. In 2011, the only year in which she was signed for a full season, she was forced to miss the Barber race after suffering a wrist injury in a crash in St Petersburg.

Beatriz shared the Coyne car with former McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner Stefan Wilson during pre-season testing at Barber, with the original plan being for the Brit to race the car this weekend.

Wilson said via Twitter that he had been unable to put together a deal in time for Barber, but remains optimistic of being able to race later in the year.

"Want to wish the best to Ana and the #18 crew and Dale Coyne Racing," Wilson tweeted.

"Wasn't able to get things sorted in time for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Hoping there will be an opportunity to do a few IndyCar races later this season."

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