With the announcements over the last few weeks of rides for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series getting filled, questions have arised about what’s going to happen with Ryan Briscoe?
The reality is his hopes of racing full-time in the series for ’13 get bleaker and bleaker by the day.
Briscoe’s best option looked to be in the second car at Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan but James Jakes stole that seat. The team would have likely preferred to have Briscoe in the seat but he doesn’t bring funding where Jakes brings a full-time sponsor in Acorn Stairlifts.
His other two options at Schmidt and Andretti were filled or will be filled in the coming days as rookie and 2012 Firestone Indy Lights champion Tristian Vautier joined Schmidt, while Viso is likely to join Andretti. Again, both of those drivers provided funding.
That leaves only the seats at Dale Coyne Racing, Ganassi Racing and Penske left to be filled. Of course there’s the off chance a team like Sarah Fisher/Hartman Racing, Bryan Herta Autospor...