Arrow McLaren driver Felix Rosenqvist in the No.6 NTT DATA Arrow Chevrolet says that he is looking forward to working with Tony Kanaan throughout May in the build-up to the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, which takes place on May 28.
Speaking to Paddock Eye during a media conference call on Friday, the Swede said that having worked with Kanaan before, he is excited to see what he brings to the team and is looking forward to tapping into the wealth of knowledge that the Brazilian has.
Speaking to Paddock Eye about the addition of Tony Kanaan to their Indianapolis 500 line-up, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said:
I think he’s got a lot of experience. He’s won the race, as has the guy sitting to my left. So I think, I don’t know, that’s probably one for the drivers because I think where he adds value is obviously with the team, but maybe ask Felix and Pato, who have yet to win Indy. Gotten really close.
Felix Rosenqvist spoke to Paddock Eye about Kanaan joining the team saying:
Yeah, I mean, Tony has been around for a very long time.
ZAK BROWN: I’ll tell him you said that (smiling).
FELIX ROSENQVIST: One of the first drivers I knew in INDYCAR. He’s a great guy off the track as well. I think he has the mentality where he always tries to help, is a team player. I think that’s more valuable than anything.
If we all want to do well, we’re all going to have to work very closely together. I think that’s already in the mentality with me, Pato and Alex. We don’t really hide anything. I think adding Tony, he will definitely be onboard with that.
He won the race. He’s had a lot of success there. He finished between me and Pato last year in P3. So, yeah, looking forward to having him.