INDYCAR RIDERS AT THE FIRST FREE PRACTICE OF THE US GP IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

The British Formula 1 team McLaren has decided to debut its two young talents in the US Indycar Series Single-Seater Championship.

Spaniard Alex Palou – crowned Champion in 2021 – and although under contract with rival team Chip Ganassi, but part of the driver development program of McLaren boss American Zak Brown, will pilot the MCL36 during the first free practice session of the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas next week.

During the last round of the season on the Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi, it was the Mexican Pato O’Ward who was selected and who will sit behind the wheel of the F1 single-seater during the first session of the free.

The Mexican had already tried the McLaren during an official collective test on the Yas Marina circuit last year while Palou on the Catalunya track in Montmelò north of Barcelona, ​​carried out two days of testing with the old Woking stable car.

Remember that the young French hopeful, currently second in the 2022 F2 Championship, Théo Pourchaire will start in F1, in the seat of the Sauber Alfa Roméo, usually entrusted to the Finn Valterri Bottas in this COTA GP in Austin.

John ROXBERG

Photos: F1 – TEAMS

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