Rosenqvist doesn’t suppose a win can alter his McLaren IndyCar future

Rosenqvist doesn’t suppose a win can alter his McLaren IndyCar future

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Simply a few weeks after ending a powerful third in Toronto, Rosenqvist scored a extremely convincing pole on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway highway course, and solely a mechanical challenge prevented the Arrow McLaren SP driver from contending for victory.

Nevertheless, though signed by McLaren for 2023, the 30-year-old Swede has not but been knowledgeable through which sequence he’ll be competing.

Whereas McLaren is increasing the Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar workforce from two to a few full-time entries subsequent yr, and has signed incumbent Pato O’Ward and present Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi, the occupant of the third seat has not but been outlined.

McLaren has signed defending IndyCar champion Alex Palou and, whereas the latter’s ambition is to be in System 1, till a emptiness turns into out there he is likely one of the apparent selections for the third AMSP experience.

Ought to he lose his IndyCar seat, Rosenqvist is hotly tipped for a return to System E with McLaren’s new workforce.

After his podium in Canada, Rosenqvist mentioned: “I hope this weekend makes Zak doubt some issues.” Requested on Tuesday, in mild of his IMS pole, whether or not he was persevering with to realize this ambition, Rosenqvist made reference to Palou now being in a contractual battle with Ganassi with a purpose to be part of McLaren, and Brown additionally being rumoured to have signed 2021 System 2 champion Oscar Piastri.

Piastri was introduced as an Alpine F1 driver for 2023, however the Australian denied that he had signed a deal.

Felix Rosenqvist, Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet

Picture by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Pictures

“Effectively, it looks as if he has a whole lot of different issues to consider proper now,” he mentioned. “Yeah, it by no means hurts, proper, in case you’re doing effectively, in case you’re performing. I believe when you have the tempo, that is all the time factor. I do not suppose it hurts.

“Clearly the conversations we had have indicated that [remaining on the IndyCar team] would not actually… that is not likely what it stands between, if I am fast or not fast.

“I believe it is extra complicated than that, for example, however I believe it by no means hurts. In the event you’re doing effectively, it is all the time going that can assist you one way or the other. That is all I can do, as effectively. I am simply going to proceed to maintain my foot down and attempt to win races.

“Do I believe it may make a distinction as to if I keep or not? I do not suppose so. I imply, I believe it helps me each time I can show myself.

“In racing, you are all the time pretty much as good as your final race, and that also goes for conditions like this. Even when somebody is saying it would not matter, it all the time issues. In the event you do effectively, you are a high property, and in case you do not do effectively, you get neglected fairly shortly.

“Yeah, the goal would not change. I believe I am simply targeted on successful races, and that is going to be it for me till the top of the season.

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