McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris says that he is interested in competing in the Indianapolis 500 some day in the future. The Englishman made his debut in the ANT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas on Saturday.
Norris not only took pole for the AutoNation Challenge but he also recovered from a spin to take victory in the race making him eligible to compete in next weekend’s finale at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Norris said on Saturday after the race that he had worked closely with his team mates at Arrow McLaren SP, Oliver Askew, Patricio O’Ward and Robert Wickens during the week and that hard work paid off with victory.
Norris was also working with his ex engineer Andrew Jarvis 2ho has moved to the US to work for the IndyCar team.
Norris said that although he is interested in competing in the Indianapolis 500, for now he is concentrating on Formula One and like everyone else is eager to get back to racing. Paddock Eye understands that the 2020 season will get underway on July 5 at the Red Bull Ring in Austria behind closed doors as part of a double header with only essential team personnel permitted to travel provided it is safe to do so.
While Europe remains in lockdown, in the US, some states will this week begin to lift some restrictions on lockdowns due to the Coronavirus.
Norris’s chances of competing in the 500 have been boosted due to the fact that McLaren have a full time team in IndyCar so it is possible that he could enter the race in 2021 as a third car just as Fernando Alonso plans to do when the 104th running of the