Innsbruck-born Rene Binder will also run races with Juncos Racing at Barber Motorsports Park, the streets of Toronto and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course.
“I am honored to be a part of the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2018 season,” said Binder. “I have been a huge fan of INDYCAR and what the series has to offer to me as a driver. I had a hard decision to make this year on which path I would take in my career, and I am confident that I made the right decision. Right now, we have signed for four races, but I hope to add more to our schedule as the season progresses. I would like to thank my sponsors, family and Juncos Racing for giving me this opportunity.”
Binder joins the Verizon IndyCar Series after competing in the World Series Formula V8, where he captured four wins, five podiums and two poles. Binder was a title contender throughout the first half of the 2017 season, however multiple technical issues forced him to retire early or to start from the back multiple times throughout the year, causing him to finish fourth in the championship. Binder competed in the GP2 series from 2013 – 2015 where he earned five top-10 finishes including a sixth- and seventh-place finish at Monte Carlo.