Gil de Ferran, co-owner of Luczo Dragon Racing/de Ferran Motorsports, was elected today to the IZOD IndyCar Series Advisory Committee.
Fellow IndyCar team owners elected de Ferran by a majority vote to serve as their representative on the advisory committee, which will include individuals from key fields of the open-wheel racing industry tasked with reviewing, researching and recommending a future IZOD IndyCar Series chassis and engine platform to the Indy Racing League. The committee will not decide on the 2012 car itself, but will carry out further research into the options and advise the IRL on its choices.
In addition to de Ferran representing team owners, the advisory board will include a league representative, an engine expert, a marketer/promoter and a racing engineer. The committee will be chaired by retired Air Force Gen. William R. Looney III. The remaining committee members will be selected by Indy Racing League CEO Randy Bernard.
Full appointments to the advisory committee will be announced next week.