Victory within the IndyCar Sequence double-header at Texas Motor Speedway has not solely catapulted Pato O’Ward into the class’s race winner membership however seems to have opened the door for an enviable alternative.
McLaren boss Zak Brown earlier this yr promised a System 1 check outing for O’Ward if he might get himself on the highest step of the rostrum in 2021.
It took just four races to do so, with Arrow McLaren SP driver now second within the IndyCar standings.
Following his success at Fort Price, Brown took to Twitter to jot down “a deal’s a deal” and level in the direction of a chance within the F1 post-season check at Abu Dhabi in December.
O’Ward is worked up by the prospect, however assured he has no plans of switching collection.
“My coronary heart’s with IndyCar,” mentioned the Mexican, who turns 22 on Thursday.
“It’s simply nice racing and it’s so, so aggressive.
“I feel for a driver there may be nothing more durable on the earth. I feel many drivers can agree with me which have come from System 1 to IndyCar.
“You already know what, System 1 is the height of know-how.
“Everyone needs to go there. If the chance ever got here by – [if] Zak mentioned ‘There’s a seat open, I need you in my staff,’ – I’d be fairly dumb to not take it as a result of it might simply be a loopy alternative. They don’t come usually.
“Proper now, I’m centered on the job that I’ve in IndyCar. I need to make the very best of it.”
Arrow McLaren SP additionally runs a full-time entry for Felix Rosenqvist, and can discipline Juan Pablo Montoya within the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis and Indy 500 later this month.