Kyle Larson is hoping to get an opportunity for F1 racing and would love to test the F1 car someday.
The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion will be making his Indy 500 debut next year with Arrow McLaren. However, the Hendrick Motorsports driver is not just satisfied with just Indy 500 as he also wishes to run an F1 test in McLaren one day.
Speaking at the RACE’s IndyCar podcast, Larson outlined his wishes for his future in racing. He said that he is ready to wager with Zak Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of McLaren, for the opportunity.
“No, not yet. As of right now, I’m just hoping to get passes to the Vegas f1 race! That’s kind of all I care about. I would love to [test an F1 car]. I just haven’t mentioned anything to him yet. But yeah, maybe that’s something I have to wager, I guess, to him, but that would be so cool if I could get the chance to just test an F1 car,” Larson said.
“But honestly, if I could race in Formula 1 someday, that would be unbelievable. It’s probably not realistic, but heck, who knows? I mean, I would love to, and that would be a cool opportunity,”.
Larson has additional hope for competing in F1 because Brown gave his IndyCar drivers Pato O’Ward, Alex Palou, and Colton Herta a chance at driving the F1 car during the 2022 season. Furthermore, Brown spoke highly of Larson for his Indycar chance.
“He’s a complete driver, known for racing anything on wheels, so I’m looking forward to seeing what Kyle can do in an NTT INDYCAR SERIES car,”.
As we have already seen with dirt racing, Larson is a driver who doesn’t want to limit himself to just Cup racing. And given his talent and hunger for racing, he will certainly have the opportunity to race in different disciplines of racing.