McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has confirmed that the Arrow McLaren SP NTT IndyCar Series team have decided who will partner Pato O’Ward in 2021.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s NTT IndyCar Series season finale Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg, Brown said that McLaren would have considered Kevin Magnussen for a drive with their NTT IndyCar Series team had they not already signed a repllacement for Oliver Askew who will leave the team following Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
Brown commented saying:
Kevin is a very fast driver, very aggressive, which I think fits IndyCar driving styles.”We do have our driver line-up sorted. One of those drivers announced, Pato [O’Ward], one yet to be announced.”So I don’t think there is a window of opportunity for Kevin in our IndyCar team.”Had there been, he would definitely have been considered.”
Magnussen announced earlier this week that he will leave the Hass F1 Team at the end of the 2020 Formula One season.