Carlin’s Patricio O’Ward was announced today as the newest member of the Red Bull Junior Team. The 20 year-old rookie, who has proved to be one of the most exciting drivers this season in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series, will follow in the footsteps of several young talented drivers as he joins the Red Bull Junior program.
“We’re delighted that Pato’s potential has been recognized by the Red Bull Junior Team, a program that has helped incredibly talented drivers in the past. Whatever Pato’s future holds we know he has a successful and exciting career ahead of him,” commented Team Principal Trevor Carlin. “Together with Pato and the entire Carlin INDYCAR team we are very much focused on the season ahead and of course the Month of May. This is without doubt our most intense month of the year and the Indianapolis 500 remains the absolute jewel in the crown of all motorsport. Pato and the rest of the team are determined to make the most of our continued development and improvements on and off track and claim the best result possible.”
O’Ward will join teammate Max Chilton this weekend for the INDYCAR Grand Prix before beginning a week of practice in preparation for qualifying and his debut at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500.