Hulkenberg will strive an Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet, whereas Sargeant will drive an AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet, as two of not less than six drivers collaborating within the driver analysis/rookie take a look at on Oct. 25, that may also see vehicles run by Ed Carpenter Racing, Dale Coyne Racing and Andretti Autosport.
Hulkenberg admitted final month that his last chances of returning to grand prix racing in 2022 had disappeared.
Now the 34-year-old German, who final raced in F1 full-time in 2019, however twice subbed for Racing Level’s full-timers in 2020 and continues to be Aston Martin F1’s take a look at and reserve driver, will check out an IndyCar for the primary time on the 2.238-mile street course in Birmingham, AL.
Whereas the staff principals have been unavailable for remark, there isn’t a indication that Hulkenberg’s take a look at is something past a highly-rated driver investigating his choices for 2022, and shouldn’t be thought to be Arrow McLaren SP committing to operating a 3rd driver alongside full-timers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist.
Final month at Laguna Seca, McLaren CEO Zak Brown informed choose media, “As soon as we get occurring a 3rd automotive, every time that’s, which gained’t be the beginning of the 12 months, we’ll then run a 3rd automotive [full-time]. We’re not going to be out and in: as soon as we go, we’re going.
“For positive, we’ll run a 3rd automotive in 2023, possibly we’ll get that out in some unspecified time in the future in ’22.”
Sargeant’s alternative comes on the finish of his third 12 months within the Method 3 Euro collection, through which he completed seventh, and scored a win on the remaining occasion. The earlier season, the 20-year-old from Boca Raton, FL earned two victories and completed third within the title race. Sargeant has additionally been a podium finisher on the legendary Macau Grand Prix, and completed third within the British F4 championship.
Foyt remains to be evaluating its driver choices for 2022, with Dalton Kellett, Sebastien Bourdais (as part-timer) and Tatiana Calderon amongst these within the combine.
Logan Sargeant, Charouz Racing System, after profitable at Sochi.
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