Fernando Alonso’s F1 future is one of most hotly discussed topics in the F1 world right now, as Ricciardo’s move to Renault has opened up the driver market.
A lot of the future driver market hinges on Alonso, as his decision to stay on or quit F1 would radically affect the movement of drivers.
And with all the speculation around his future, Zak Brown has dropped a bomb on the F1 world by confirming that Alonso is extremely interested in IndyCar.
“I think if we were more competitive, he’d definitely want to stay in Formula 1,” Brown said, as quoted by IndyCar
“He’s talked about his frustrations about being in a manufacturer’s championship as opposed to a driver’s championship. If you look at the race results, it’s probably a fairly fair statement.
“He likes to challenge himself. And racing the Indy 500 and/or IndyCar might compel him.
“He’s very interested in [IndyCar]. He likes the series but hasn’t decided yet what he wants to do as it relates to Formula 1.” he added.
Now, McLaren too have ambition of entering IndyCar from next season onwards, something that could facilitate Alonso’s shift.
However, Zak Brown confirmed that McLaren’s focus presently is completely on Formula 1.
“Right now, we’re laser-focused on Formula 1,” he said
“We have driver decisions to make. We just hired a new technical director.
“That being said, we’re making progress on our Formula 1 and we feel we still have time to make a decision on IndyCar for 2019.
“We’re running out of time. I don’t think we have a lot of time for a decision to be made. But we’re close to making a decision on when we’d enter.” he concluded.