McLaren CEO Zak Brown has confirmed that the Woking based outfit are still weighing up their options about entering IndyCar in 2019 and that no decision has been made yet.
Brown has also confirmed that despite the rumors this week following Eric Boullier’s departure the IndyCar programme has not been canned. The team have been evaluating a move into IndyCar.
Brown confirmed earlier this summer that he plans to attend at least one other IndyCar race this season as they continue to assess a move into the series. It is unclear which engine manufacturer McLaren will partner with in IndyCar however Paddock Eye understands that the team will enter a partnership with Michael Andretti and Andretti Autosport for 2019 to run a fifth full-time entry in 2019.
Paddock Eye understands that when McLaren announce their IndyCar programme that Fernando Alonso will be named as their driver although Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon has been approached about the seat as he is out of contract at the end of the season however we understand that the Iceman will remain with Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2019 season and beyond.