‘Troubled’ Christine Ford could leave Ford after four seasons
Racing drivers Christine Forrester and Ryan Dalziel are set to quit their roles at Ford as a result of the company’s financial problems, it has been reported.
It is understood that Ford will be seeking to sell its IndyCar team and that the team is in talks with other drivers to take over.
It is not clear whether the decision to sell the team will be made before the 2017 season.”
We appreciate the work that our talented drivers have done to help create this great brand, and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.”
It is not clear whether the decision to sell the team will be made before the 2017 season.
Ford had previously said that it would “continue to invest in Ford Racing”.
Dalziel, whose contract with Ford runs until 2018, was due to become a driver with the IndyCar Series team next year but the move was put on hold after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
In September 2016, Ford announced it had signed a five-year contract extension to run IndyCar in 2021-22.
It is understood the company is also considering extending the contract of Forrest to 2022-23.
The decision to leave Ford comes as the company has been facing a major cash shortfall and has also struggled to maintain a strong customer base.
A deal with the FIA for the 2019 FIA World Endurance Championship was struck on Monday.
The F1 team will have the backing of the sport’s governing body but is also expected to be funded by the public purse.