Hulkenberg, to make IndyCar debut in Barber test.

the 34-year-old German, who last raced in F1 full-time in 2019, but twice subbed for Racing Point’s full-timers in 2020 and continues to be Aston Martin F1’s test and reserve driver, will try out an IndyCar for the first time at the 2.238-mile road course in Birmingham, AL.

While the team principals were unavailable for comment, there is no indication that Hulkenberg’s test is anything beyond a highly-rated driver investigating his options for 2022, and should not be regarded as Arrow McLaren SP committing to running a third driver alongside full-timers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist.

Last month at Laguna Seca, McLaren CEO Zak Brown told select media, “Once we get going on a third car, whenever that is, which won’t be the start of the year, we’ll then run a third car [full-time]. We’re not going to be in and out: once we go, we’re going.

“For sure, we’ll run a third car in 2023, maybe we’ll get that out at some point in ’22.”

Discussing the possibility of Colton Herta joining the Formula 1 grid, Mario Andretti says “there’s some action going on.”

Andretti himself is keen to see an American in F1 and has suggested that talks are currently taking place for Herta – who he is certain wants to enter the series – to be that man.

“It’s a matter of when this could happen, but the fact that you’re going to have two grands prix here, beginning next year, that’s a good thing,”

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