Why IndyCar has the posterboy F1 wants

Why IndyCar has the posterboy F1 wants

He's the posterboy Formula 1 would love, but IndyCar has. Only the best of F1 offers would convince him to throw away something he's grafted for years to achieve

IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden looked down and out seven years ago after a "dismal" GP3 season took up all his funds and left him on the brink of quitting motorsport. Oddly, it was the turning point that led to a Penske title. Now there's talk of Formula 1 to contend with.

It speaks volumes of his career trajectory that his visit to Austin for the 2017 US GP prompted F1 rumours just as the Toro Rosso driver merry-go-round was picking up pace. For his part, Newgarden said attending the grand prix revitalised his love of F1, but that the links were speculation.

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