Bryan Herta Autosport has a new driver in the Firestone Indy Lights Series. Brazilian Felipe Guimaraes, 18, will make his first start for the team at Watkins Glen International in the Corning 100 on Saturday. For the time being, it is the only race Guimaraes will run for Bryan Herta Autosport.
“I am really looking forward to my first race in the USA, especially at such a legendary circuit as Watkins Glen, which is very special as it is where fellow Brazilian and manager Emerson Fittipaldi won his first Formula 1 race,” Guimaraes said. “I expect some tough competition from the rest of the Firestone Indy Lights field, but I also feel I'll be working with a great team here.”
Guimaraes has been racing for Brazil in the A1 Grand Prix and has recorded one podium finish in the international series. He was second in the race at Kyalami in South Africa.
“We are looking forward to running Felipe in the No. 29 BHA entry at Watkins Glen,” said Herta, a Valencia resident and Hart High graduate. “He is a talent with great potential and will be a welcome addition to our established drivers Daniel Herrington and James Davison of Vision Racing. We are all approaching the race at the Glen with a great deal of optimism.”