Simon Pagenaud : "My goal is to focus on myself"

5 Sep. 2023 • 16:20
Replaced by Felix Rosenqvist at Meyer Shank Racing in IndyCar, Simon Pagenaud wants to recover 100% of his fitness before doing anything else.
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His adventure with Meyer Shank Racing, which began at the start of 2022, has not produced the expected results. Since the arrival of the aeroscreen, Simon Pagenaud seems to have lost some of his superbness at the wheel of an IndyCar single-seater. Will he be offered another opportunity in the discipline? We don't know. Convalescent since his accident at Mid-Ohio last July, the 2016 IndyCar champion will no longer be with MSR next year, having been replaced by Felix Rosenqvist.


"I would like to wish MSR all the best, and thank Mike Shank, Jim Meyer and the whole team for the valuable experiences I have gathered through the last two years," said the winner of the 2019th édition of the Indy 500. "I wish we could have achieved more together over the last two seasons and win races, but we could not make it happen."


"For now, my goal is to focus on myself and recuperating. It's a slow process, and I will continue to work with the doctors and do what is necessary to get my health back to 100%. Thank you all for your continued support and kind messages."


At just 39 years of age, the Frenchman still has some great years ahead of him. In IndyCar? Perhaps. In endurance racing? The possibility is real, as he has won the last two editions of the 24 Hours of Daytona with Acura and Meyer Shank Racing, and made his return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans last June.

The editorial team at Endurance-Info would like to take this opportunity to once again wish Simon Pagenaud a speedy recovery, and hope to see him back on the track as soon as possible.


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