Ex-F1 and NTT IndyCar Series driver Max Chilton has joined McMurtry Automotive as a development driver to assist the UK-based company with their Spéirling ultimate electric track car.
The news all but confirms that Chilton, who had been competing in road and street course races for Carlin won’t return to the NTT IndyCar Series this season and speaking about the new project, Chilton said:
It’s a huge honour to be given the opportunity to become head development driver for McMurtry. The company is really reaching new heights in the performance EV world. The team have spent over four years developing the Spéirling, a car which will really show the world what performance can be achieved with all electric power.
McMurtry caught my eye last year; their professionalism and ability to invent new solutions is something I have never experienced at this level. I am excited to see what we can achieve in the future, particularly developing a road car which has always been on my long term list to achieve. My thanks are with Sir David McMurtry for coming up with this truly amazing project and trusting me with this role.
Managing Director of McMurtry Automotive, Thomas Yates said:
I am really pleased to have Max join as a dedicated and leading member of our team, as we now further increase our rate of testing and development. Fresh from six seasons of competition in IndyCar and previously having competed in Formula One, Max will bring a wealth of motorsport and driving experience that will undoubtedly help us to reveal the performance potential of the Spéirling and get us closer to our record breaking goals.