Ana Beatriz doesn't have a ride yet confirmed for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season, but she will have a one-day evaluation test with Andretti Autosport Thursday at Sebring International Raceway, the team announced.
Beatriz was in St. Petersburg Wednesday for IndyCar's media day, and was in one Apex Brazil group shot with her fellow Brazilians Tony Kanaan, Rubens Barrichello and Helio Castroneves. That was strictly for the sponsor and not for any potential KV Racing Technology opportunities, a spokesperson for the team confirmed.
Beatriz ran the full 2011 season for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and had a best finish of 11th in Toronto. She also recorded a top-10 start at Infineon Raceway in August. Andretti announced earlier this week that Sebastian Saavedra would return to the jointly entered AFS/Andretti car for the full Indy Lights season and in a fourth IndyCar at this year's Indianapolis 500.