Rosenqvist ‘focused on staying in IndyCar’ amid McLaren uncertainty · RaceFans

In the round-up: McLaren SP IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist says he is focused on remaining in IndyCar with the team while his future in the series remains unconfirmed.

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Rosenqvist ‘focused on staying in IndyCar’ amid McLaren uncertainty

McLaren SP IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist says he is focused on remaining in IndyCar with the team while his future in the series remains unconfirmed.

McLaren have announced that Rosenqvist will race for them in 2023, but have not yet specified whether he will compete in a possible third car run by McLaren SP in IndyCar or instead join their Formula E programme. Currently, McLaren SP have confirmed that Patricio O’Ward will remain with them until the end of the 2025 season, while Alex Palou was announced to join from 2023 but is embroiled in a legal dispute with current team Chip Ganassi Racing.

Rosenqvist says Formula E would be “secondary” in his plans compared to racing in IndyCar. “I think I’m mainly focused on staying with my current team, McLaren SP,” said Rosenqvist.

“I feel happy working with my engineer, my mechanics. Obviously it’s another car coming to the team next year. I think it’s all depending on the Palou case what’s going to happen with me.

“For the Formula E stuff, I think that’s kind of secondary at this point. Mainly just focusing on what I’m doing here now, try not to get distracted by what’s going on in the background.”

Stroll has enough experience to lead Aston Martin – Krack

Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack says his team are trying to understand why they appear to struggle so much in qualifying relative to their race pace.

The team have taken three points finishes in the five rounds leading to the summer break, but have only escaped Q1 twice out of a possible ten times over that same span.

“We’re trying to understand it, honestly,” Krack said about Aston Martin’s lack of qualifying performance. “Because if we knew why, then we would try to change it? So it’s something that we really need to understand what makes this.

“It is very important to stay really objective and really monitor the lap time difference that you are having and then see where we have to improve. It is clear that on Saturdays we struggle more than Sundays.”

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