The Formula E driver has nabbed up the last empty seat at Team LeMans in Super Formula, confident that he can manage a dual-program for 2017.
Racing in one Motorsport is tough enough, taking part in two is a slightly insane. Well, it should be, but Felix Rosenqvist has made large strides to ensure that his participation in both programs would not become a detriment to his livelihood. Alex Lynn and Sergey Sirotkin are the other drivers who were speculated to be up for the seat alongside Rosenqvist. It’s safe to say that despite his Formula E commitments, Rosenqvist had something that Team LeMans wanted heading into 2017.
The Swedish talent commented on the development, plainly elated for the adventure to come:
“I’m really thrilled to be setting out on this adventure in Japan with Team LeMans. I’m absolutely convinced that a dual program is the best set-up for me in 2017, but it’s been crucially important to ensure it doesn’t compromise my Formula E activities.
Super Formula is the ideal complement, with no calendar clashes and a lot of high-quality running in one of the quickest cars on the planet. It’s exactly what I was looking for and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel at the first test!” – Felix Rosenqvist
Team LeMans seemed equally overjoyed to have Felix, as team Manager Donuma Hiroyoshi spoke highly of the young Swede:
“Team LeMans has participated in Super Formula and its preceding incarnations for over 40 years. During that time, we have forged a rich history of working with some highly talented foreign drivers. This year, we are excited to add to that history with Felix Rosenqvist, who comes strongly regarded and, I’m sure, will quickly become a favourite among the Japanese fans.
Nobody can question the strength and skill of Felix. As a top driver, he has a very bright future, and we will do everything we can to help him maximize his potential and achieve the best possible results.” – Donuma Hiroyoshi
Felix will be one of the racers out there to sport multiple Motorsport involvements in 2017, if he can pull this off without any detriment to performance, he’ll be rising through the ranks quickly.