The coronavirus pandemic robbed us of a lot final 12 months. It’s a disaster that impacts nearly everybody, together with the drivers. For instance, former world champion Jenson Button had severe plans to return to racing at a excessive degree, however COVID-19 prevented that from taking place.
He says in an interview with Motorsport Information that he had the possibility to drive IndyCar in 2020. McLaren has entered right into a partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsport and Button nonetheless maintains good ties together with his former employer.
No ovals for Button
“I used to be alleged to do a few exams with McLaren. First one I couldn’t do due to COVID, it was cancelled, and the second was between the 2 Austrian GPs. So I missed out on doing that which is a disgrace as a result of my purpose was to do the highway circuits, not ovals, I wouldn’t do ovals however to do all of the highway programs, however it simply didn’t occur.”
It’s not totally clear whether or not McLaren Arrow SP would have used a 3rd automobile for him. With Patricio O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist, they’ve two good common drivers, in order that they may even need to put in a 3rd automobile for Button if he desires an opportunity to drive this 12 months.