The 2019 IndyCar Series is the 24th season of the IndyCar Series and the 98th official championship season of American open wheel racing. Scott Dixon entered the season as the defending IndyCar champion and Will Power the defending Indianapolis 500 winner.
Drivers and Teams
AJ Foyt Enterprises
Zachary Claman DeMelo
Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian
Chip Ganassi Racing
Felix Rosenqvist (R)
Dale Coyne Racing
Pietro Fittipaldi (R)
Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Ed Carpenter Racing
Patricio O'Ward (R)
1-5, 7-8, 10, 12, 15-16
6, 9, 11, 14-15
Kyle Kaiser (R)
Meyer Shank Racing with Schmidt Peterson
1, 3, 5-6, 10, 12-13, 15-17
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Colton Herta (R)
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
SPM w/ Belardi
Santiago Urrutia (R)
Scuderia Corsa w/ RLL
10, 13, 16-17
McLaren joined the IndyCar Series full time partnered with Andretti Autosport bringing over two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso in his quest for the Triple Crown. Alonso was not considered a series rookie due to his F1 experience.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing fielded a full time entry for the first time since 2012 with Sage Karam at the wheel.
Juncos Racing moved up into a full time schedule with driver Kyle Kaiser after having many including Kaiser drive a limited schedule in 2018.
Meyer Shank Racing expanded their schedule to ten races with Jack Harvey.
Hank Steinbrenner moved up to the series with Colton Herta as a co owner of RLL-Steinbrenner Racing as they replaced a retiring Takuma Sato in the 30 car.
Scuderia Corsa expanded their schedule with Oriol Servia driving the two Indianapolis races and Conor Daly driving the remaining road course races after Indy.
Zachary Claman DeMelo joined AJ Foyt in a third entry for the Indianapolis 500.
Felix Rosenqvist came over from the FIA Formula E series to drive in the Indy 500 with Chip Ganassi.
Pietro Fittipaldi drove a full season with Dale Coyne Racing after driving a partial one in 2018. Stefan Wilson joined the team for the Indy 500.
Patricio O'Ward, the 2018 Indy Lights champion, moved up into the road and street course seat for Ed Carpenter's #20 car, as well as being guaranteed an entry in the Indy 500.
Conor Daly joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for a one-off Indy entry before being confirmed to drive for the RLL-aligned Scuderia Corsa team.
Santiago Urrutia made his long-awaited IndyCar debut in the Indianapolis 500 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in a partnership with his former Indy Lights team Belardi Auto Racing.