Robert Wickens who is continuing his recovery from the injuries he suffered in a crash at Pocono Raceway in 2018 says he is working with engineers at Arrow McLaren SP to develop a steering wheel that would allow him to operate a car using hand controls.

Wickens who made his debut in the NTT IndyCar Series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2018 having made the move from the DTM said that the next step in his journey to return to race is to get behind the wheel of an adapted race car.

The Canadian has suggested driving Alex Zanardi’s specially modified BMW DTM car.

Wickens said that he had hoped to get back behind the wheel of an NTT IndyCar Series machine on 2020 but realises that this may not be possible at the moment.

Wickens will spend the 2020 season as a driver coach to Arrow McLaren SP’s new driver line up of Oliver Askew and Patricio O’Ward.

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