Zak Brown may not be the happiest man in Formula 1. After all, he didn’t relish the results that his McLaren side fetched in the 2017 and the 2018 seasons. Additionally, the 2018 F1 season ended with one of the finest and most successful competitors in Fernando Alonso calling time on his career.
Yet, when it did seem that 2019 could yet be another year with McLaren going downhill, nothing of that sort has happened.
In fact, Lando Norris, among the most sparkling young talents to have arrived on the grid has already demonstrated shades of pace, something that one perhaps may not have expected from a driver of his inexperience. Moreover, with someone like Carlos Sainz Jr., alongside the young Briton, it doesn’t appear that McLaren are failing to push.
At present, the iconic racing marquee in F1 are standing Seventh on the 2019 Constructor Standing jointly with Haas, with 8 points from 3 races.
That said, there’s something interesting for McLaren fans, who may be interested in knowing their standing in spheres outside F1.
Wondering what that is?
Well, where it stands at this point in time, the biggest piece of news came from Zak Brown. The McLaren CEO confirmed that a full-time presence of the English side in IndyCar (among the most followed contests in motor-sports) is nearly confirmed.
Does that sound interesting enough?
As Indy 500 is about to roll next month, McLaren, who are already on their way in Formula 1, all thanks to the combined talent of Spanish driver Sainz and the rookie Briton Norris, things, it seems are getting better and better by each passing day.
Zak Brown shared some interesting details about the McLaren and IndyCar developing story and is known to have said the following:
“We’re a big fan of this racing series,” said Brown who was present in Long Beach last weekend for the fourth round of the NTT IndyCar Series.
“I think Mark Miles and the team have done an excellent job. The racing is outstanding – great teams, great drivers, great venues. So it’s a place that McLaren would like to race.
Moreover, to lend some solidity to the 2019 F1 team, new faces in the form of James Key and Andreas Seidl, are about to assume full leadership roles for the reinvigorated side. In fact, the former has already taken charge as technical director for McLaren while Seidl happens to be the Managing Director of the side.