Jean Alesi, Lotus T125, Hethel, 2011

Jean Alesi to race in 2012 Indianapolis 500

IndyCarPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jean Alesi, Lotus T125, Hethel, 2011
Alesi driving the Lotus T125 earlier this year

Former F1 driver Jean Alesi has confirmed he will race in the Indianapolis 500 next year.

Alesi, who is a brand ambassador for Group Lotus, will drive a car powered by Lotus’s IndyCar engine which will participate in the series next year.

The veteran of 201 Grand Prix starts from 1989 to 2001 said: “I’m thrilled that Lotus has given me the opportunity to compete in such a world famous race.

“It’s going to be a very special experience for me but I also know that I have a lot of hard work ahead.

“I’m very focused on the task I?m facing ?ǣ I’m taking my training very seriously, I have some amazing support on this front from a ‘comeback’ expert and of course I will be testing extensively. I’m really excited about the race.”

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