McLaren SP IndyCar racer Patricio O’Ward says he is “very keen” to move into racing in Formula 1 after he drove a 2022 car for the first time in Abu Dhabi.
IndyCar drivers Patricio O’Ward and Helio Castronves say they will miss Detroit’s Belle Isle circuit when the series returns to its former downtown location next year.
Patricio O’Ward has signed a contract extension with McLaren SP that will keep him at the IndyCar team until the end of the 2025 season.
Will Scott Dixon take an overdue second win? Could Helio Castroneves seal a record fifth? And how will Romain Grosjean fare on his debut? IndyCar’s biggest race is this weekend.
As Pato O’Ward closes in on a contract extension with McLaren SP, his first win of the 2022 IndyCar season puts him right back in the title fight.
Álex Palou won the IndyCar title in only his second year in the series. But did any of his rivals have a more impressive 2021 campaign?
Colton Herta could miss his chance to race in F1 because the FIA under-values IndyCar compared to other series, says Pato O’Ward.
“It’s a bigger jump from IndyCar to Formula 1 versus Indy Lights to IndyCar” says Patricio O’Ward after his McLaren simulator run ahead of his test debut.
Long Beach may be unfamiliar to IndyCar points leader Alex Palou but he is favourite to clinch the championship this weekend.
Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist will continue to drive for McLaren SP next year, and the team wants to add a third car within the coming two seasons.
He lost an IndyCar drive on the eve of the season and left Red Bull’s Junior Team after five months but Patricio O’Ward is now a championship leader with an F1 test deal.
In the round-up: Power fastest in IndyCar practice in Detroit • Giuliano Alesi earns Super Formula stay • Detroit “getting bumpier” each year
Despite leading 17 laps of the Indianapolis 500 and finishing fourth, Patricio O’Ward admitted McLaren SP weren’t quick enough to to win on Sunday.
James Hinchcliffe said a careless move by rival Takuma Sato ruined his race in St Petersburg after the pair collided.
Alex Palou claimed the first IndyCar win of his career in his first race for Ganassi as the 2021 championship began at Barber Motorsports Park.
In the round-up: McLaren’s O’Ward starts IndyCar season on pole as Grosjean stars • Q3 imbalance “difficult to understand” – Bottas • Power cut hits IndyCar season-opener
Romain Grosjean is one of three big new names in IndyCar this year. But he faces a tougher task to win races than Jimmie Johnson and Scott McLaughlin.
McLaren has conducted its first test ahead of its full-time return to IndyCar next year with Patricio O’Ward at Sebring.
McLaren has signed two drivers with a total of just eight IndyCar starts between them for its assault on the 2020 championship.