In the last two days, Canadian David Ostella and Indian Armaan Ebrahim have joined the 2012 Firestone Indy Lights Championship field.
Ostella (LEFT), 20, will return for his sophomore season and switch from Jensen MotorSport to Team Moore Racing. He missed the final round at Las Vegas Motor Speedway but otherwise completed the balance of the season, finishing ninth in the final championship standings with a best finish of fourth at the season opening round at St. Petersburg.
TMR won twice in 2011 with Gustavo Yacaman (Baltimore) and Victor Garcia (Barber), although Garcia's funding in the team's second car ran out after Toronto, and a number of other drivers raced in that seat.
Ebrahim, 22, had tested for Jensen at October's Chris Griffis Memorial Road to Indy test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, but will join the rebranded Fan Force United team for the 2012 season. Ebrahim will compete in the newly launched i1 Supercar Series in his native country and has prior experience in Formula BMW, Formula Renault and Formula Two championships.
The team previously ran as Alliance Motorsports, with one of its former partners – ex-IndyCar driver Tyce Carlson – continuing on with co-team principals Chris Williams and Scott Williamson. Fan Force United has re-branded itself to attempt to attract more fans directly into the team. In its previous guise, Alliance ran the last three races of 2010 with Arie Luyendyk Jr. and more than half the season with Mike Potekhen in 2009 and Chris Festa in 2008.