Santino Ferrucci will race full-time in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019 with Dale Coyne Racing after signing a deal that was confirmed by the team on Tuesday.

Ferrucci made four IndyCar appearances with Dale Coyne Racing last year, having also raced in Formula 2 before exiting the series after receiving a two-round ban that resulted in his contract being terminated by Trident.

Ferrucci recorded a best finish of 11th in the season-finale at Sonoma during his stint with Coyne last year, and had been widely expected to join the team for the full 2019 campaign as Sebastien Bourdais' teammate, with a deal being confirmed on Tuesday.

"I’ve said it before, I’m extremely grateful to Dale and everyone at Dale Coyne Racing for believing in me and for giving me this opportunity to race a full season in the IndyCar Series,” said Ferrucci.

“I enjoyed the time I spent with the team this past year in the IndyCar Series and I’m looking forward to doing a full season with them. While I’ll still be considered a rookie, I feel like I’ve already gained valuable experience in IndyCar that will serve me well next season.

"However, I’m well aware that I still have a lot to learn and I’m looking forward to it."

Ferrucci completed his maiden oval test last month at Texas Motor Speedway with the team, and is scheduled to make his first oval start at the 103rd Indianapolis 500 next May.

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