In-car: O’Ward drives Hakkinen’s 1998 McLaren MP4-13A at Velocity

Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational

Originally posted to by Marshall Pruett

Ride with Arrow McLaren SP’s NTT IndyCar Series star Pato O’Ward as he turns his first two laps in a Formula 1 car, which also happens to be Mika Hakkinen’s 1998 world championship-winning McLaren MP4-13A powered by a screaming 3.0-liter Mercedes-Benz V10.

O’Ward’s best lap, a 1m10.3s tour of the Velocity Invitational event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, eclipsed his 1m11.2s lap from September where he qualified the No. 5 AMSP Chevy sixth on the grid for the penultimate IndyCar race of 2021.