The Fan Force United team and Armaan Ebrahim, the team's intended full-season Firestone Indy Lights driver, have announced an amicable parting of ways following this past week's most recent race at Detroit. No replacement driver was named.
“These are trying times, as Armaan had very much become part of the family," said team co-owner Tyce Carlson. "We want to thank Armaan for all of his hard work. Armaan showed a lot of character and made a great deal of progress in what was a difficult situation for him personally, as he left home, friends, and family to travel halfway around the world in order to move up to the most difficult level of competition than he has ever experienced."
Ebrahim posted his best result of the year the opening round in St. Petersburg (eighth), with follow-up finishes of 12th (Birmingham), 12th (Long Beach), 13th (Indianapolis), and 10th (Detroit). He had experienced tire issues (Birmingham) and engine problems (Long Beach, Indianapolis) in three of his five starts.
The team also ran a second car for Emerson Newton-John at Indianapolis. Carlson and partners Chris Williams and Scott Williamson also fielded the Lotus Fan Force United entry for Jean Alesi's truncated Indianapolis 500 debut.