McLaren explains undisclosed deal with Rosenqvist: “We haven’t decided” – Indy News

McLaren explains undisclosed deal with Rosenqvist: “We haven’t decided” – Indy News


Felix Rosenqvist still doesn’t know if he will race in IndyCar or Formula E in 2023 (Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

WHICH DRIVERS COULD APPEAR ON THE INDY GRID IN 2023?

McLaren announced last Thursday (23) the renewal of the contract with Felix Rosenqvist. However, the British team did not reveal in which category the Swede will participate in 2023, and Felix can continue in IndyCar or return to Formula E, where he competed between 2016 and 2019. The unusual link attracted attention, and Zak Brown did not. avoid following the same path as other pilots in the future.

“I think it varies from case to case. It made sense for the situation we’re in now with Felix to win in both categories. So I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily the way forward, it’s just a choice depending on the driver, what category we’re in and where we can be. and space.”

A week after the announcement, there is still no clarity on what Rosenqvist’s future will be. Eighth place now on indie, the Swede has a smooth year with fourth place in the Indianapolis 500 as his best result of the season. McLaren continues to market options for IndyCar and Formula E, then define the best driver mix for 2023.

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Felix Rosenqvist was fourth in the Indy 500 (Photo: IndyCar)

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“There is still no progress, we are trying to collect the best line-up of drivers in all our racing activities. We are expanding to three cars in IndyCar, Felix is ​​unique because he has won IndyCar and Formula E so he can race as well.”

“So it will really depend on who our next driver is from indie or who our next Formula E driver will be, and then we’ll think about ‘This is the best line-up we can put together. formula 1, IndyCar, Formula E and Extreme E’, that’s why we still haven’t decided where we want to put it. It really depends on what the best combination is.”

McLaren will debut in Formula E in 2023 in place of Mercedes, which is leaving the series after three seasons. When asked about the possibility of taking advantage of one of the drivers of the German team, which currently consists of Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne, a former McLaren driver, and Dutchman Nyck De Vries, Brown revealed that the pair already have other plans for the future.

“No, they are working on other things. I could spoil the ad, but I’ll let them do it!” Zak said.

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