Formula One veteran Kevin Magnussen will substitute for Felix Rosenqvist behind the wheel of the No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet in the REV Group Grand Prix this weekend at Road America.
Magnussen, 28, will make his NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut. Rosenqvist was not cleared by the INDYCAR medical staff to race this weekend after a heavy crash Saturday during Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on the Belle Isle street circuit.
Danish driver Magnussen competes full time this season for Chip Ganassi Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and heads to Road America fresh from an overall victory last Saturday in Ganassi’s Cadillac prototype.
Magnussen moved this year to North American racing after making 119 F1 starts between 2014-20 for the McLaren, Renault and Haas teams. His best F1 finish of second came with McLaren at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. Magnussen also was the teammate of current NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie standout Romain Grosjean at the Haas F1 Team from 2017-20.
His debut will mark a return to the INDYCAR SERIES for the Magnussen family. His father, sports car racing legend and F1 veteran Jan Magnussen, made limited CART starts in 1996 and 1999. Kevin Magnussen is the first driver from Denmark to compete in the INDYCAR SERIES since Ronnie Bremer raced in Champ Car in 2005.
Practice for the REV Group Grand Prix starts at 5:15 p.m. (ET) Friday, live on Peacock. Live coverage of the 55-lap race starts at noon (ET) Sunday on NBCSN and the INDYCAR Radio Network, with the green flag scheduled for 12:45 p.m.