Former Formula One driver Jenson Button has revealed that he was due to compete for Arrow McLaren SP on road and street course events in 2021 had COVID-19 not been an issue.
Speaking to British newspaper Motorsports News, the 2009 Formula One world champion said that he was set due to test for Arrow McLaren SP last year but that COVID 19 but the breaks on that.
Button revealed that the plan was that he would race all of the road and street course events with Arrow McLaren SP in a third car in 2021.
Button says he would not have raced on ovals. Arrow McLaren SP have Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist full time this year while Juan Pablo Montoya is set to compete in a third car in the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Arrow McLaren SP had planned to run a similar driver development programme similar to the one Chip Ganassi Racing are running with Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson will compete in all road and street course events this year in the No.48 Carvana Honda while Tony Kanaan will compete in the four oval races alongside Johnson.
Arrow McLaren SP have yet to state if they will arrange a test for Button this year as Ganassi did for Johnson at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course last year.