McLaren Chief Executive Officer Zak Brown says that the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock is a far more fun environment compared to the Formula One paddock.
This week ahead of their home race in Silverstone, the Woking based outfit announced that Racing Director Eric Boullier has left the team with immediate affect following a tough Formula One season to date following their move from Honda to Renault power.
Boullier’s departure from McLaren called into question the organisations proposed move into the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019 however Zak Brown has confirmed that the IndyCar programme is still on the table for discussion and that as of yet no decision has been made regarding a move.
Paddock Eye understands that McLaren will enter into a partnership with Andretti Autosport for 2019 following their successful link up for last years 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil where Fernando Alonso competed.
The Spaniard who has now completed two thirds of motorsports triple crown following his win at the LeMans 24 Hours earlier this year has confirmed that his priority is now to win the Indianapolis 500 and with him out of contract at the end of the season he says he will use Formula One’s summer break in August to decide his future.