EUROPE.- McLaren has a problem that any team in the F1 would like to have, which is to have three very good quality young drivers at his disposal f
EUROPE.- McLaren has a problem that any team in the F1 would like to have, which is to have three very good quality young drivers at his disposal for next year, Pato O’ward, Alexa Palou and Colton Herta.
With the new acquisition of Palou for McLaren Racing, where they do not specify if it goes to the F1IndyCar or the new Formula E team, it is unknown who will be the driver to replace Daniel Ricciardo after his poor results.
From the list he is the only one currently running for McLarendoes it in the IndyCar and this year he is delivering excellent results, winning a race, obtaining a Pole and finishing second in the Indianapolis 500.
In addition, he signed a new contract with the English, but apparently he is the one with the least chance of reaching the Great Circus, and not because of his driving skills, which every weekend in the United States proves what he is made of, but because of the little experience in Europe that he has against Palou, in addition to the ‘sponsorship’, or influences that Herta has to reach the F1.
The new acquisition of McLaren Alex Palou is the current IndyCar champion, like the others mentioned, his ability behind the wheel is not in doubt, and his new contract with the team suggests that he was not here for anything.
McLaren has six seats available for 2023, and it sounds hard to believe that Palou came to the team to race in Formula E, so it is ruled out, while in F1 Lando Norris is not moved by anyone, and Palou could fit in there perfectly, since he is the only one who has the Super license.
Although he could stay in IndyCar, but with McLarensince he commented in the past that he would not like to reach the F1without having the possibility of fighting for podiums or victories.
The American currently races for Andretti at Indy, however, McLaren opened the doors for him to try a F1this Monday and Tuesday in Portimao, as well as free practice for a Grand Prix, so the relationship between the two of them is strong.
One of the most influential reasons for Herta to arrive is that the F1 seeks to have an American representative in its ranks to monopolize the American public, Andretti tried to enter the Great Circus as a team, but has not been able to, while Toto Wolff confessed that it would be better to have an American driver than a team, and that is where Herta fits perfectly.