Former F1 hopeful Christian Lundgaard believes Sebastian Vettel would discover a transfer to IndyCar tough as “the automotive isn’t driving you, you might be driving the automotive”.
Vettel introduced final month this season might be his closing marketing campaign in Formulation 1, the German citing his need to spend extra time along with his household as the explanation for his retirement.
He has given no indication of what comes subsequent however already rival motor racing sequence are queuing as much as welcome him together with DTM, Formulation E and IndyCar.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s co-owner Bobby Rahal says he would love to offer the four-time former World Champion an IndyCar check after the motive force known as Street America a “correct” circuit.
What’s subsequent for Sebastian Vettel?
Sebastian Vettel has loads of affords on the desk however he might select to go away sport fully and deal with off-track points.
Ought to the 35-year-old take Rahal up on his provide, Lundgaard reckons he may discover it tougher than he ever anticipated.
The 21-year-old Dane is aware of each Formulation 1 and IndyCar, swapping to the American sequence after his two seasons in Formulation 2, throughout which he additionally examined with Alpine, didn’t yield a Formulation 1 race seat.
“I feel it will be cool for Sebastian to drive an IndyCar, truthfully,” mentioned Lundgaard, quoted by Motorsport.com.
“I’ve pushed Formulation 1 automobiles. I’ve examined fairly a number of days with Renault. So for me, I’ll say it as it’s – personally, that was the simplest automotive I’ve ever pushed. It’s simple to drive to a sure extent.
“And the explanation why we see Formulation 1 being, I’d say, cut up up within the entrance of the sphere after which the midfield is extraordinarily shut, is the automotive may be very simple to drive to a sure restrict. Then discovering that half a second to a second is what’s robust. As a result of the automotive’s obtained a lot downforce it should stick, proper?
“So I feel for Sebastian to come back over right here and take a look at a automotive you want to hustle, you want to work the automotive and…the automotive isn’t driving you, you might be driving the automotive, I feel that may be a troublesome transition.
“However I feel truthfully there’s a number of F1 drivers I want would strive an IndyCar.”
Lundgaard has urged present Formulation 2 championship chief Felipe Drugovich to make the swap to IndyCar if he doesn’t safe a spot with a Formulation 1 crew subsequent season.
He additionally reckons Marcus Armstrong would do effectively in IndyCar.
“I feel Felipe, he’s carried out an especially good job this yr,” he mentioned. “He had a really, excellent begin to the season which has put him on this place to have the ability to get factors and nonetheless maintain the lead within the championship.
“I used to be team-mates with Marcus in 2020 in F2. I do know he had a really robust yr that yr, however I do know Marcus is an effective driver. I do know he can hustle a automotive as effectively. I don’t know that a lot about Felipe total, however I feel Marcus for certain would have the ability to be quick.
“The factor about IndyCar is you want to be quick each single time and that’s robust. I feel the transition to ovals is hard.”
Drugovich has been linked with Williams and Haas or as a reserve driver for Aston Martin.