Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has said that he would one day like to compete in Formula One for at least one season if he could find a compete drive.
Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner has said however that he doubts that Newgarden would just be able to jump into a Formula One car. Steiner said that it would not be good for Formula One in America and would not be good for the American based Haas F1 Team.
Steiner noted Alexander Rossi who drove for Caterham and Manor in Formula One before moving to the Verizon IndyCar Series where in 2016 as a rookie won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Two time Formula One world champion, Fernando Alonso competed in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May for McLaren Honda Andretti and qualified in fifth place and was challenging up front all day before retiring from the race with an engine failure taking that into consideration Josef Newgarden would be well prepared as he would be able to plenty of time in a Formula One simulator and would get an opportunity to drive an old Formula One car.
The Team Penske driver has only expressed an interest in Formula One but say he remains committed to the Verizon IndyCar Series with Penske and that he wants to try to retain his IndyCar title next season and also to attempt to win the Indianapolis 500 with Penske.