McLaren announces Mario Andretti’s plan to drive in Austin – Formula 1 News

McLaren announces Mario Andretti’s plan to drive in Austin – Formula 1 News


Zak Brown poses with Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi during the Miami GP (Photo: Parenting/Twitter)

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McLaren boss Zak Brown announced last Tuesday (10) that he has signed a contract to fulfill the former wishes of the American Mario Andretti. The 1978 season champion of the formula 1 will drive for the British team during the US GP in Austin, which is scheduled for October 23.

“I made a deal with Mario Andretti to cross something off the list of things he’d like to do. He’s going to drive the original car formula 1 McLaren this year at the US GP in Austin,” Brown announced on social media.

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Mario Andretti will drive an ex-McLaren model in Austin (Image: Indycar)

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Driving a McLaren will be a new experience for Andretti. Owner of 12 victories in formula 1the American raced for Ferrari, Lotus and Parnelli, taking part in a total of 182 races. Now, he will fulfill his wish to lead the British team at the age of 82. Mario also has the 1969 Indianapolis 500 victory under his belt and four indiein 1965, 1966, 1969 and 1984.

Zak did not reveal which car Andretti will drive, only that it will be a model before the current one. THE formula 1 returns on May 22, to the GP of Spainin Barcelona.

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