Vergne looking at future IndyCar options

Jean-Eric Vergne has revealed that he would consider racing in the American based IndyCar championship, perhaps as soon as this season.

The Frenchman currently races for Andretti Autosport in the FIA Formula E Championship, but Vergne is hopeful the two parties can come to some kind of agreement to race in IndyCar with the team.

Formula Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Vergne remains optimistic despite seeing an attempt to race in the season opener at St Petersburg fall through.

“We’re talking,” said Vergne to Autosport. “We’re trying to find a way that I can race in IndyCar.

“We were quite close to doing something for the first race but it didn’t happen, unfortunately. There are still many races left in this year’s IndyCar championship and it would be nice if we could do one or two races together so I can see how everything works.

“I think it would be a really good thing for both of us.”

Team owner Michael Andretti revealed that he has been in discussion with both Vergne and fellow Formula E racer Scott Speed about getting drives in IndyCar this season.

“There’s a possibility,” said Andretti. “We’re working on deals. There are some deals out there that could come true, and if they did then there’s a possibility.

“But there’s nothing planned right now. I’d love to get JEV and Scott into an IndyCar. But we’ll see.”