British driver Lando Norris has advised McLaren boss Zak Brown that he want to broaden his racing horizons amid curiosity from rival constructor Purple Bull. The 23-year-old, who signed a long-term contract extension with McLaren reportedly price £15m-a-season which can hold him with the workforce till 2025, has advised the workforce he’d like to check Indy 500 racing alongside F1 sooner or later.
Purple Bull nonetheless stay within the British driver, who completed seventh on this 12 months’s championship, with Sky Sports activities F1 pundit Karun Chandhok lately stating that the constructor should purchase Norris out of his cope with McLaren. With Norris contracted to the workforce for one more three seasons, the 23-year-old has advised boss Brown that he needs to attempt racing within the Indy 500 ‘in the future’.
“Lando’s talked about he’d love to do the Indy 500 in the future,” Brown advised Planet F1. “And naturally, one in all my first days on the job was bringing over Fernando Alonso to do the Indy 500, which was such an superior expertise for everyone.
“So yeah, you realize, the calendars are fairly loopy today, however I feel racing drivers prefer to drive racing vehicles and, yeah, I might see that occuring.” In 2017 Alonso mixed racing in F1 with a race within the Indycar Collection with the Spanish driver inserting twenty fourth and one other outing for Arrow McLaren in 2020 noticed him end twenty first.
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“I place confidence in McLaren, I place confidence in the fellows I work with, the entire workforce. However time will inform. You possibly can by no means be 100 per cent sure the place you’re going to be, however you’ll be able to have a superb shot at it.” Purple Bull chief Christian Horner spoke about earlier conversations to deliver Norris to Purple Bull, however accepts he must await the younger Brit.
He stated: “We’ve talked to Lando a few instances over time, however each time we’ve had a dialog, he’s signed a contract with McLaren the subsequent day. He’s on a long-term contract with McLaren and it appears to be like like he’s going to be there a number of extra years.”