Brabham ready for IndyCar seat after Sonoma test

Matt Brabham says he is ready for a full-time IndyCar seat, after a second proper test session for Andretti Autosport at Sonoma.

Brabham, 21, tested as part of the Mazda Road to Indy programme, the rookie making his second proper test appearance after driving an Andretti car at Iowa recently.

“[I] had an awesome day,” said the grandson of F1 legend Sir Jack Brabham.

“Driving an IndyCar around Sonoma was a lot more physically demanding than when I last drove at Iowa. You really had to muscle the car a lot more, but it was an incredible experience and so much more fun than anything else that I have driven

“As a team we worked our way through the program which I was scheduled to do, so they were happy.”

Following the test, Brabham feels he is ready for a full-time drive when one comes his way.

"Speed-wise it was difficult to really judge as the regular drivers were on different compound tyres to the MRTI guys and there was no official timing,” he added.

“But it appears unofficially that [Nelson] Piquet and myself were the fastest rookie drivers, and we did almost identical times.

“I want to race one so bad now, and after today I am ready if given the opportunity.”

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Matt Brabham
Teams Andretti Autosport
Article type Breaking news