INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The 2019 IndyCar Season is barely in the rear-view mirror, but Chip Ganassi Racing is already looking towards the 2020 season.
CGR, who is always on the lookout for talent, is adding Engineer Michael Cannon to the engineering staff. Cannon spent the 2019 season at Dale Coyne Racing working with Santino Ferrucci. Cannon has worked in open wheel racing for over two decades including stints with Andretti Autosport, Ed Carpenter Racing, KV Racing, Players/Forsythe where he worked with drivers several drivers including Paul Tracy, Tony Kanaan, Patrick Carpentier and Alex Tagliani.
Cannon’s hiring comes on the heels of the team expanding back to three cars with the addition of Marcus Ericsson. Ericsson joins five-time IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon and 2019 IndyCar Rookie of the Year Felix Rosenqvist for the 2020 season.
Leaving the Ganassi team is Allison Park native Kate Gundlach, who is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Hampton High School. Gundlach reportedly moved over to the Arrow McLaren SPM team, who is expected to announce the hiring of former IndyLights Champions Pato O’Ward and Oliver Askew as their drivers for the 2020 IndyCar Season.