Suppose I should have been wonderin' what was up with the recent news that Harding Steinbrenner Racing (HSR) was only bringing one car to this week's Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) IndyCar Pre-season test. But I just ARSE-Sumed' they'd be splitting Seat-time between Thar two Young Charges.
Thus naturally, it was quite a surprise to discover earlier today that Patricio "Pato" O'Ward and HSR have mutually parted ways, leaving the reigning Indy Lights Champion without a ride for the impending 2019 IndyCar Season.
As the talented Mexican driver is now open to seek employment with a new team, still retaining his Mazda Indy Lights Championship bonus, for which I've got Zero Clue where he'll hopefully land.
But I'd love to see the Sage Bobby Rahal & Co. at RLLR Snap Him Up, especially since Taku-san', nee Takuma Sato can't race in Indy Cars forever, Righto?
Since I'd like to see Pato land at one of the non Big-3 outfits, Although with less than a month 'til St Pete, O'Ward's pickings for an IndyCar ride will be rather slim...