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Bobby Rahal thinks IndyCar is the F1 of old

American motorsports legend Bobby Rahal compared Formula 1 to IndyCar todayBobby Rahal, one of the legends of American motorsports, said that IndyC


American motorsports legend Bobby Rahal compared Formula 1 to IndyCar today

Bobby Rahal, one of the legends of American motorsports, said that IndyCar is living in an era that Formula 1 had in the past.

The American, who made few World Championship appearances in the late 1970s and ran the Jaguar F1 program for a few months 20 years ago, expressed his views on the arrival of international drivers in the American series, such as Christian Lundgaard.

“I think IndyCar is what Formula 1 used to be, to a great extent,” he said this Wednesday, in the videoconference of Lundgaard’s presentation as a full-time member of his team.

“Clearly we don’t have politics. Clearly not. There are many things that do not exist in the Indy paddock that do exist in the Formula 1 paddock ”.

“Look how many really good guys there are in F2 who may be frustrated right now because they can’t take the next step and yet they’ve shown their skills.”

“If I am a young boy in Europe and I look at the potential, I think my career potential is much greater here than there.”

Lundgaard’s confirmation joins that of Callum Ilott as the full-time starter of Juncos Hollinger Racing, a team targeting young F1 drivers such as Marcus Armstrong and Dan Ticktum have also explored the United States as an option to extend the life of their trajectories.

Coincidentally, this occurs at a time when Colton Herta and Pato O’Ward are tempted to try their luck in F1 in the short term; The American can reach the structure that is currently Alfa Romeo Racing if Michael Andretti buys Sauber Engineering, while the Mexican hopes that there are conditions for Zak Brown to transfer him from Arrow McLaren SP to the McLaren team.

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