Brown wants McLaren at every Indy 500


McLaren boss Zak Brown has stated his desire to see the team competing at every Indianapolis 500 event going forward.

The Woking-based team are entering the prestigious race for the first time since the 1970s and now that they have made their return, Brown thinks it now should be an aim for them to compete every year.

"I would like to see McLaren-Honda competing at Indianapolis every year," Brown said.

"Originally I thought this was an idea we could pursue in 2018.

"Given the circumstances of how we are running in Formula 1 right now, and Fernando's desire and our desire, and Honda's desire, this created a very, very small window of opportunity that we jumped on.

"McLaren is a big fan of IndyCar racing, we think it's fantastic motorsports and I've personally been around it my whole life so I'm very excited on a personal level to be here.

"I'd like to see McLaren here on a more regular basis.

Brown also had no qualms about giving Fernando Alonso more opportunities to race at the Brickyard.

"And would we do it with Fernando again? Absolutely. I hope that we have the problem of Monaco and Indy in the same weekend and we are fighting for the championship.

"So what happens in 2018? We'll have to wait and see, because obviously we're working very hard to get Fernando and Stoffel Vandoorne a much more competitive [Formula 1] car than we are producing right now."