Pato O’Ward thanked McLaren F1 for the opportunity to test in Barcelona

Pato O'Ward shared the day in Barcelona with Alex Palou and Colton HertaThe Mexican Duck O'Ward thanked McLaren the opportunity to get back into a

Pato O’Ward shared the day in Barcelona with Alex Palou and Colton Herta

The Mexican Duck O’Ward thanked McLaren the opportunity to get back into a car of Formula 1this after the three days of tests that he carried out with the team of woking and in which he shared a shift with alex palou and Colton Hertha.

The rehearsals carried out this week in the Circuit of Barcelona made them on board MCL35M car that was used during the 2021 season and in which he himself Duck O’Ward was able to drive at Yas Marina, after the last race of last season.

“I forgot how crazy these things are. It never gets old. Thank you for everything”, she put her on her account. Twitter the Monterrey pilot.

He also left a message in Spanish and very much in the Mexican color: “I forgot how crazy these cars are. No more”.

Duck O’Ward will stay in the IndyCar next season with the team Arrow McLaren SPwhere the former pilot of F1, alex rossi and Felix Rosenqvist joining these.

Pato shared experience with alex palouwho despite the fact that he will run with the team Chip Ganassi had the opportunity to participate in the testing day of McLaren.

Pato O’Ward the day he arrived in Barcelona for the test with McLaren at the Circuit de Catalunya. @PatricioOward

In it was also the American Colton Herthawho is wanted by the team Red Bull to join AlphaTauribut this is still up in the air, since the pilot did not obtain the necessary points to obtain the super license by falling out of the first four places in the championship and being even behind O’Wardwho did not have his best year in the North American category.

O’Wardnative of Monterey, Mexicomade his debut in NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2018; since then he has taken three wins, four pole positions and nine podium finishes, all with Arrow McLaren SP. His three wins came in 2021 in Texas Motor Speedway and in Belle Isle in detroitand more recently in Barber Motorsports Park in 2022. He also earned Rookie of the Year honors at the Indianapolis 500 in 2020 when he finished sixth.

In 2022 he achieved his most important result in the indy500 finishing in second position, in a duel until the last lap with Marcus Ericson. This year he finished 7th in the championship; in 2021 he finished third.