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Chilton eyes 2016 IndyCar seat

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Former Marussia driver Max Chilton has his sights set on a 2016 IndyCar seat after joining Carlin to assist with its Indy Lights debut this season.

Chilton has been without a drive since the demise of Marussia last season but has rekindled his partnership with Carlin, the team he took two wins with in his GP2 career. Indy Lights is the support series for IndyCar and Chilton will test with Carlin for three days at Homestead in Florida next week.

"I'm very excited to be assisting Carlin in the USA," Chilton said. "While I'm still considering my options for 2015, the IndyCar package presents an interesting challenge and by assisting with the development of the Indy Lights team I'm keeping my options open for an IndyCar programme in 2016 based on a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. Hopefully I can also help the guys at Carlin get as much as possible out of their first season in the USA."

Carlin says Chilton will "carry out an important role" in helping the team get up to speed with Indy Lights, utilising his F1 experience to provide the team with detailed feedback.

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