Pato O’Ward thanked McLaren F1 for the opportunity to test in Barcelona

Pato O’Ward thanked McLaren F1 for the opportunity to test in Barcelona

Pato O’Ward shared the day in Barcelona with Alex Palou and Colton Herta

The Mexican Pato O’Ward thanks to McLaren the opportunity to get back in a car Formula 1this after the three days of testing he carried out with the team of working and in which he shared a shift with Alex Palou there Colton’s Heart.

The rehearsals performed this week in the Circuit of Barcelona made them on board MCL35M car which was used during the 2021 season and in which he himself Pato O’Ward was able to ride at Yas Marina, after the last race of last season.

“I forgot how crazy these things are. It never gets old. Thanks for everything,” he wrote on his account. Twitter the pilot from Monterrey.

He also left a message in Spanish and very Mexican in colour: “I had forgotten how crazy these cars are. No more”.

Pato O’Ward will stay in the IndyCar next season with the team Arrow McLaren SPwhere the former pilot of F1, Alex Rossi there Felix Rosenqvist join these.

Pato shared his experience with Alex Palouwho despite the fact that he will run with the team Ganassi chip had the opportunity to participate in the test day of McLaren.

There was also the American Colton’s Heartwho is wanted by the team Red Bull join Alpha Tauribut it is still pending, since the pilot did not obtain the necessary points to obtain the super license by falling from the first four places in the championship and even being behind O’Wardwhich did not have its best year in the North American category.

O’Wardnative Monterrey, Mexicomade its debut in NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2018; since then he has won three victories, four pole positions and nine podiums, all with Arrow McLaren SP. His three victories came in 2021 in Texas Motor Speedway and in Beautiful island in Detroitand more recently in Barber Motorsports Park in 2022. He also won Rookie of the Year honors at Indianapolis 500 in 2020 when he finished sixth.

In 2022, he achieved his most important result in the Indy500 finishing in second position, in a duel until the last lap with Marcus Ericsson. This year he finished 7th in the championship; in 2021 he finished third.

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