Why McLaren's 'young Montoya' has an eye on F1
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Why McLaren's 'young Montoya' has an eye on F1

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Much of the attention in the end-of-season Abu Dhabi rookie test will be focused around the first view of emerging IndyCar star Patricio O'Ward in a Formula 1 car. McLaren boss Zak Brown is keen not to put too much pressure on the 22-year-old, but even if it leads no further, it will be a tantalising development both for F1 and IndyCar

The good times are back at McLaren once again. Its Formula 1 revival has brought a real positivity and verve back to the team, offering hope that in the coming years it could return to the top table as one of the grid’s heavyweights.

But there are plenty of reasons for McLaren to be cheerful outside of F1 too. Since taking the helm at the end of 2016, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has expanded its racing portfolio to encompass IndyCar, Extreme E and a possible Formula E entry down the line.

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