McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris says he wants to compete in the Indianapolis 500 in the future if his Formula One schedule allows.
The 20 year old Englishman took part in the final two NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge events at the Circuit of the Americas where not only did he take pole for the race but he also took victory. Norris was involved in an incident during Saturday’s FIrst Responder 175 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway while leading the race.
Norris currently competes in Formula One alongside Carlos Sainz and says that the iRacing Challenge has given him an appetite to do more real life racing in the United States. The fact that McLaren now have their own IndyCar Series team it is very possible that he could compete in a third Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet alongside their full time drivers Oliver Askew and Patricio O’Ward.
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has suggested that the team will run a third car in the NTT IndyCar Series with the seat being shared between Fernando Alonso, Jimmie Johnson and Jenson Button with Lando Norris now entering the frame for a drive.
Norris could theoretically compete in the NTT IndyCar Series on a part time schedule alongside his Formula One commitments in 2021.