LEEDS, Ala. – Former Formula 1 driver Nico Hülkenberg will conduct an IndyCar evaluation test with Arrow McLaren SP at Barber Motorsports Park on Monday, Oct. 25.
The test will enable Hülkenberg to experience an IndyCar for the first time, a one-off opportunity he has agreed with the team.
Hülkenberg’s extensive motorsport resume includes 179 Formula 1 starts, including a pole position, along with a win at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“I am pleased to try out an Indy car and see what it’s all about,” said Hülkenberg. “I want to thank Arrow McLaren SP and Chevy for the opportunity at relatively short notice. While I don’t have any current plans to race in IndyCar, it will be great to drive a car for the first time and get a feel for the series.”
The test will take place at Barber Motorsports Park, a 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course where Arrow McLaren SP driver Pato O’Ward captured the pole earlier this year during the Grand Prix of Alabama.
The team continues to evaluate a future third car program, however its focus for 2022 remains on the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet driven by O’Ward and the No. 7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet driven by Felix Rosenqvist.