The season of the IndyCar came to an end, with a new champion. Alex Palou became the new king of the American category. However, among the pil
The season of the IndyCar came to an end, with a new champion. Alex Palou became the new king of the American category. However, among the pilots who made an impression on the fans, is the Mexican Patrick O’Ward. ‘Pato’ fought the championship until the last date and now he will have the chance to get on his greatest challenge: the Formula 1.
Next to Czech Pérez, Pato O’Ward is a motorsport sensation from Mexico. With the third place obtained in the season, the pilot of Mclaren he earned the chance to get on the most important car in the motor world in the postseason tests. In the circuit of Abu Dhabi, O’Ward will be part of the Formula 1 young driver tests.
The chance that O’Ward reaches Formula 1 is latent. However, the pilot himself confirmed that he wants to be champion of the American category first, despite the fact that the seduction of Formula 1 is very great. “I would be crazy to say no, because it is Formula 1 and I love IndyCar so much, I would never forgive myself if I don’t take that chance, because those only come once or they don’t.”
However, the Mexican pointed out that despite this unique and unrepeatable chance in his career, he still thinks about his future in IndyCar. “I am very happy where I am, I love IndyCar, it is growing a lot, there is a lot of interest, drivers of a high level, I know there will be more interest in the series, it should be better known than it is,” O’Ward said after the end of the championship.
The chance to debut in Formula 1 is latent for O’Ward. The postseason test will take place once the Formula 1 season is over, at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Now, in the absence of several weeks for this to happen, O’Ward confirmed his presence. However, the Mexican will have to wait to receive a contract from McLaren, which already has its drivers confirmed for 2022.