Former F1 hopeful Christian Lundgaard believes that 4-time world champions Sebastian Vettel would find it difficult to drive and adapt in Indycar, if he ever considers driving in the American motorsport series.
Four-time world Champion Sebastian Vettel recently announced retirement from Formula 1. 2022 season will be the last season for the legend in the sport.
Sebastian Vettel has clearly stated the reason for his retirement. The German wants to spend more time with his family and follow other hobbies.
Nevertheless, many motorsports series are lining up to welcome the retiring F1 legend. Sebastian Vettel Indycar connection is also coming up.
Indycar is the closest when it comes to F1. Open-wheel cars which race at high speeds on tracks, street circuits, and ovals.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s co-owner Bobby Rahal said he would love to give Vettel a test run in indycar after the driver called Road America a “proper” circuit.
“He would find it difficult” – Christian Lundgaard
Even if Vettel accepts Rahal’s offer, Lundgaard believes he would find it difficult to adapt in Indycar.
Christian Lundgaard has driven both Formula 1 and Indycar. The Danish driver swapped to the American series after two seasons in Formula 2. During his time in Formula 2, he had driven as a test driver for Alpine F1, where he drove the F1 car. However, never really got a F1 seat.
“I think it would be cool for Sebastian to drive an IndyCar, honestly,”
“I’ve driven Formula 1 cars. I’ve tested quite a few days with Renault F1. So for me, I’ll say it as it is – personally, that was the easiest car I’ve ever driven. It’s easy to drive to a certain extent.
“And the reason why we see Formula 1 being, I would say, split up in the front of the field and then the midfield is extremely close, is the car is very easy to drive to a certain limit. Then finding that half a second to a second is what’s tough. Because the car’s got so much downforce it will stick, right?
“So I think for Sebastian to come over here and try a car you need to hustle, you need to work the car and…the car isn’t driving you, you are driving the car, I think that would be a tough transition.
“But I think honestly there’s a lot of F1 drivers I wish would try an IndyCar.”
Lundgaard has also called out to the current Formula 2 champion Felipe Drugovich to make a switch to Indycar if he is unable to secure an F1 seat next year.
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