McLaren’s Brown stunned Ericsson again within the 2024 market

McLaren chief govt Zak Brown continues to be open to a possible fourth full-time entry for Arrow McLaren IndyCar, however he admits he’s stunned by a few of the driver choices accessible to him if the workforce commits to growth.

Requested if he would use Marcus Ericsson’s free agent standing to “steal” the 2022 Indy 500 winner from Chip Ganassi Racing, Brown mentioned he discovered it outstanding that the Swede can be accessible within the first place.

“Initially, I do not assume folks steal issues. I feel folks lose issues,” Brown mentioned.

“Marcus did an excellent job. I’ve identified him from System 1 for some time. He’s very humble. He did an excellent job. He gained the Indy 500; led the championship for a while. He would undoubtedly be within the dialogue if we determined to do a fourth automobile.

“I feel he is in all probability the very best free agent, so I am just a little stunned, given how robust they’re commercially, that, studying the quotes, his present workforce would not have the business confidence that they will promote the Indy 500. is the (winner and) contender for the championship and signal him. I perceive they in all probability have a while so I am positive they’re engaged on it, however I would not let him go if he was driving for me and I had the business confidence that I am i able to get the sponsorship . However that is not my query. So if he does develop into a free agent, (if) we drive a fourth automobile, he’ll undoubtedly be closely thought of.”

Regardless of Brown’s public enthusiasm, RACER understands that Ericsson isn’t in critical consideration for an Arrow McLaren seat ought to it develop into accessible within the close to future. Ericsson raced for the workforce underneath his former Schmidt Peterson Motorsports guise in 2019.

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