The McLaren F1 Team will assess Pato O’Ward and a ability future hasten into Formulation 1 for the Mexican after the younger driver check at the pause of the 2021 season.
The Mexican came conclude to winning the NTT IndyCar Sequence title in just his second elephantine season with the Arrow McLaren SP outfit, winning twice and most productive losing out to Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou within the final round of the season.
O’Ward will participate within the younger drivers check at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi in December with McLaren as a reward for winning a bustle in IndyCar after a wager with CEO Zak Brown.
Nonetheless Brown’s wager early in 2021 that O’Ward would be given an different to drive a Formulation 1 automobile within the younger driver check used to be acquired early on with a purchase at Texas Motor Speedway, and he followed that up with one other purchase in the course of the Streets of Detroit.
And Brown will seemingly be amongst these taking a detect at O’Ward when he participates within the check because the personnel search at the different of bringing the twenty-four-365 days-outdated into Formulation 1 within the future.
“We’ll peep after he drives the car in Abu Dhabi,” acknowledged Brown to the Dutch branch of Motorsport.com. “Drivers at all times private the ambition to drive in Formulation 1, however I reflect now we deserve to wait on and peep the intention it goes in Abu Dhabi.
“We deserve to wait on and peep the trends in IndyCar, however moreover in F1 to search if there’s an different within the future. Right here is primary. All of us level of interest on our job and don’t mediate what would possibly possibly well presumably or would possibly possibly well presumably no longer happen.
“The top doubtless ability to earn to F1 is to realize what [Jacques] Villeneuve and [Juan Pablo] Montoya did in IndyCar, I suggested him. Then we can peep what occurs.”
Brown has ruled out the probability of O’Ward collaborating in a free notice session in 2021, highlighting the Mexican Mountainous Prix weekend in bid, as a end result of the indisputable truth that McLaren are focused on a conclude battle for third role within the Constructors’ Championship with Scuderia Ferrari.
“We would never attain that,” insisted Brown. “We wouldn’t be ready to utilize a driver in free notice on chronicle of at the start fetch he starts the weekend and not utilizing a plot.
“It would be news in Mexico and ideally true publicity, however we at all times are searching to develop optimally and the utilization of one other driver would private an elevate out.
“We are during a big battle with Ferrari for third role amongst the constructors. We’re no longer going to realize one thing else that would possibly possibly well presumably stand within the ability of that battle, that significant is clear.”