Ricciardo eyes IndyCars

Daniel Ricciardo is hoping that his move to McLaren will lead to opportunities to drive at Bathurst and in IndyCar.

The British team has ramped up its involvement in IndyCar in recent years, while CEO Zak Brown is a supercar enthusiast and part-owns the Walkinshaw Andretti United Supercars team, which is often a wildcard entry in the Bathurst 1000.

The American has previously stated that he’d like to see his F1 drivers have a go in other categories, and Ricciardo, who joined for 2021 and beyond, is very much up for doing so in the future.

“I do have to ask Zak. I need to – even if I don’t do the race – I need to drive a Supercar around Bathurst,” he told GP Racing as per Motorsport.com.

“Whether it’s a private test, or the actual race, I do need to do it. And I think now I have a good opportunity with Zak as a friend and a boss.

“He’s keen to try and get us into the other open-wheelers in the States, the IndyCars. So there’s a lot to do.”