Team Penske’s Will Power, driver of the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet says that there is not much he can teach new team mate Scott McLaughlin ahead of his full-time move to the NTT IndyCar Series for the 2021 season.
McLaughlin has made the move from the Australian Supercars championship to compete full-time in the NTT IndyCar Series and made his race debut for Team Penske at the season ending Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg last season.
Speaking to Paddock Eye during IndyCar Media Day on Thursday, Power said:
Yeah, you know, it’s such a different animal to what he was driving. I think there’s not much that — I mean, you couldn’t say there’s not much that converts over, otherwise he wouldn’t be on the pace. Obviously the biggest change for him is the amount of downforce and commitment with these cars, like the faster you go, the more grip you have, significantly so.Yeah, there will be things you learn off him, that we learn off him, especially in slow corners when the car is more about mechanical grip, what he’s used to, but yeah, he’ll be doing most of the learning just because it’s his first year in the car. But yeah, he’ll be — he’s going to be solid. He’ll be very good in years to come.