McLaren is competing in additional championships than ever earlier than, with the group including IndyCar, Formulation E and Excessive E in current seasons.
The group is ready to discipline 4 vehicles in IndyCar subsequent yr, as they try and compete with large groups comparable to Chip Ganassi and Andretti for the championship.
However with a file three races within the US in Formulation 1 subsequent season, why does the group want an IndyCar group? In line with Chief Govt Officer, Zak Brown it’s all about publicity within the North America market.
“Once we have a look at what will get our followers excited, the place we promote our lovely street vehicles, and what our company companions need, so far as market penetration goes, North America comes proper to the highest of the checklist,” he mentioned in a current interview for McLaren.
“It wasn’t way back, F1 wasn’t extremely popular in North America. It is wonderful what’s occurred in a brief time frame, quite a bit because of Drive to Survive – the Netflix present.
“However we felt we needed to have a bigger presence in North America than all the opposite F1 groups, so we’re the one group in IndyCar.”
Lando doing Indy 500? Brown: I can see it occurring
When Brown joined McLaren in 2016, he confirmed they had been doing issues otherwise when he allowed Fernando Alonso to compete within the Indy 500 the next yr.
It was the primary time that an F1 driver has completed something prefer it in-season for many years, and is one thing that Norris has eyed up replicating sooner or later.
Brown added: “Lando has talked about he’d love to do the Indy 500 at some point and naturally, considered one of my first days on the job was bringing over Fernando Alonso to do the Indy 500, which was such an superior expertise for everyone.
“The calendars are fairly loopy as of late, however I believe racing drivers wish to drive racing vehicles. And yeah, I might see that day occurring.”