Formula 1 | Mario Andretti will drive a McLaren F1 at the United States GP in Austin

1978 world champion Mario Andretti will have the opportunity to drive a McLaren Formula 1 car ahead of this year’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, following an announcement from the CEO of McLaren Racing, Zack Brown.

Andretti, who attended the Miami Grand Prix last weekend with two-time world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, will be able to drive a McLaren ahead of the race in Austin, although Brown has not confirmed which one. .

« I’m proud to pose between Mario and Emerson, » writes Brown about the photo that illustrates this article.

« I have made a deal with Mario to help him make one of his wishes come true. He will drive an ex-F1 McLaren at this year’s US Grand Prix in Austin. »

Although Andretti is 82, the winner of 12 Formula 1 Grands Prix has always driven, regularly allowing guests to ride with him in a two-seater IndyCar at races in this series.

Driving a McLaren will be a unique experience for Andretti, who has never raced for the team in his 128 starts with Ferrari, Lotus and Parnelli. Note that his son Michael was able to do half a season (unfortunate) at McLaren alongside Ayrton Senna in 1993, before resuming his brilliant career in the United States.

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