IndyCar staff proprietor Dale Coyne says that he has “for certain” put Alex Albon on his radar for 2022 because the Purple Bull driver has confirmed a eager curiosity in competing within the US sequence.
Albon was a customer to the IndyCar paddock final weekend at Indianapolis the place the 25-year-old met up with Romain Grosjean and launched himself to a number of groups.
Albon’s solely racing program this season is a component time drive within the German DTM sequence with an AlphaTauri sponsored Ferrari, however with probabilities of a return to the F1 grid in 2022 at the moment trying slim, the Anglo-Thai racer is weighing up his choices for subsequent yr, therefore his exploratory journey to Indy.
“He’s been on our radar for some time and we’ve been talking with him for over a yr now and he’s , for certain,” mentioned Coyne, who efficiently took on IndyCar rookie Grosjean at the beginning of the yr.
“Romain is a superb salesman for us, exhibiting what we are able to do as a staff, however he’s additionally the most effective salesman for IndyCar. Him and Alex talked collectively for fairly some time.
“They talked about how good it’s within the sequence, how aggressive you may be in these vehicles, what they’re wish to drive –pure, instinctive, so you will get on it right away, like we noticed from Lundgaard.
“Romain was telling him it was enjoyable to be in IndyCar, a number of much less strain, higher relationships between groups, staff house owners, and between drivers.
“And I believe Alex appreciates that the groups right here aren’t set as much as have one man as primary and the opposite because the bridesmaid. That’s one thing Alex has been by way of, proper?
“So anyway, I believe in the event that they’re used to the strain of Formulation 3, 2 and particularly Formulation 1, drivers discover IndyCar a breath of contemporary air.
“The laborious work is what’s accomplished on observe, in pitlane and within the engineering trailer. There’s not the politicking and strain.”
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Whereas he promoted IndyCar’s deserves and qualities to Albon, Coyne mentioned that he had not gotten right down to the nitty gritty with the Purple Bull charger relating to a 2022 marketing campaign.
“We haven’t gone into that element but,” mentioned the staff proprietor. “He was simply speaking with a number of individuals, having fun with the weekend.
“However you’re asking if he’s on our radar for 2022, and yeah he’s, for certain.”
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