Patricio O'Ward prepares to test a Formula 1 McLaren

The Mexican, who runs in IndyCar, agreed to this possibility after winning a bet against Zak Brown.

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The Mexican Patrick O'Ward will be in charge of demonstrating that in order to have the possibility of getting on the F1 It is not necessary to have a large economic budget, but know who to place a bet on.

O'Ward, 22, is currently racing in the American category IndyCar with the team Arrow McLaren SP which is owned by Zak Brown, also responsible for the team McLaren of F.1.

Patrick O'WardTo motivate the Aztec runner, the team-manager promised him a test on an F.1 if he were to win a race this season, something that Pato achieved in Texas on the fourth date of the tournament.

Finished the calendar of the Yankee series and after achieving third place in the tournament won by the Spanish Alex PalouO'Ward has already been to the headquarters of the English team in Woking to familiarize himself with their way of working and to do some tests in the simulator.

In addition, you will have the possibility to see the team in action as you will be one of their special guests at the Grand Prix of Mexico to be held at the Hermanos Rodríguez racetrack on the weekend of November 7.

The Mexican will have to wait for the end of the year to get on the model currently driven by the British Lando Norris and the australian Daniel Ricciardo since the test is scheduled for the days following the Abu Dhabi GP, which will bring the curtain down to 2021.

For, do not generate false expectations in the fans of Mexico, Brown clarified that the test will serve to evaluate the pilot, although that does not mean that it is in the plans for the future ...


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