Prema Racing to join IndyCar from 2025

Katherine Legge also to enter Indy 500 with support from Elf Cosmetics.
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Italian team Prema Racing have committed to joining the IndyCar grid from the start of the 2025 season.

Confirmed:

  • Prema will enter two full-time cars in partnership with Chevrolet
  • Team set to operate out of a state-of-the-art facility in Indiana
  • Katherine Legge also confirms Indianapolis 500 entry with Dale Coyne Racing
  • Legge’s entry to be sponsored by Elf Cosmetics, the first beauty brand to serve as a primary sponsor in the iconic race

Context:

Prema Racing, founded in 1983 by Angelo Rosin, have been a mainstay in the Formula One support series for many years. Nine of the current 20 Formula One drivers have driven for the Italian team at some stage in their junior careers.

Meanwhile, British driver Legge will attempt to make her fourth career Indy 500 start, this time with the primary backing of a beauty brand. Elf previously partnered with Legge for the 2023 race – although not in a primary sponsorship role – when she set the fastest one-lap and four-lap qualification times for a woman in the history of the iconic event.

Comment:

“Today’s announcement marks a pivotal moment in the history of Prema Racing,” said Rene Rosin, team principal of Prema. “Making the step to the NTT IndyCar Series and competing in the world-famous Indianapolis 500 is a dream coming true for our family and everyone involved in our business. We have tremendous respect for IndyCar, its unique challenges and sensational history, and we look forward to being part of it.”

Legge added: “I’m honoured to be back at the ‘500’ to represent such a groundbreaking and historic effort put forward by Elf. Elf is truly changing the face of motorsports by lifting women up and challenging norms. Janet Guthrie set the stage for this type of moment back in the ‘70s, and I’m honored to carry it forward with Dale Coyne Racing with RWR this year.”

Coming next:

With this year’s Indianapolis 500 not until 26th May, IndyCar’s next race takes place in Long Beach, California, on 21st April.

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