The McLaren Formula Ome Team has confirmed that NTT IndyCar Series driver Colton Herta will test for them this week.
The Californian-native is at the Portimao circuit as part of the team’s TPC programme and joins their test and development driver, Will Stevens behind the wheel of the 2021 MCL35M from today Monday, until Wednesday.
Speaking about the test, McLaren Racing Formula One Team Principal Andreas Seidl said:
“Colton is a proven talent in IndyCar and we will be interested to see how he adapts to a Formula 1 car. “We believe this testing programme will provide him with valuable experience while demonstrating the benefit of expanding previous car testing to showcase promising drivers for the future.
Herta will head from Portugal to Canada to link up with Andretti Autosport for this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto as the NTT IndyCar Series returns to Canada for the first time since 2019.