Just two days after it started, the silly season is giving the world of Formula 1 a lot to talk about and that has repercussions on the future of the young promises of all the teams that long to get a seat in a single-seater in the highest category of motoring. In that sense, the Mexican pilot Duck O’Ward has a great chance of belonging to the Great Circus in the coming years. However, there are some requirements that the 23-year-old broker will have to meet.
Duck O’Ward He is part of the McLaren family and has been running in Indycar since 2019. The Mexican driver made his first test aboard the orange car after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2021. Since joining the British team in the Indycar Series category, he has won four victories and finished in third position the previous championship. In the current season, O’Ward was victorious in the Alabama and Iowa GPs. With his great performance, he caught the attention of papaya managers and could be the replacement for Daniel Ricciardo.
In any case, it is very likely that you will be able to see Duck O’Ward in the current Formula 1 season, as McLaren has yet to use its drivers from other categories for this year’s mandatory testing. It will be a great opportunity for the Monterrey native to show his talent and capture the attention of other teams or his current team. With nine races to go until the end of the championship, Pato can drive in the Mexican GP.
“I’d be lying if I said I don’t want to go. I’ll give it my all and work my best to make sure I get it. I won’t leave anything to chance, because you have to seize the opportunity. I have to try, because if I don’t, I’ll regret it for the rest.” of my life,” said O’Ward about his chance to get to F1.
However, after Oscar Piastri disassociated himself from Alpine’s announcement, the rumor of the Australian’s pre-contract with McLaren to replace Daniel Ricciardo next year grows even more. The French reserve runner denied his participation in the team for 2023, but not his presence in Formula 1. Therefore, the rumor of his arrival at the papayas to accompany Lando Norris is left open. next year.