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McLaren to give Stake F1 junior second chance

After filling at the Long Beach Grand Prix, McLaren is to give the junior another race in IndyCar.

Theo Pourchaire
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Theo Pourchaire is to continue at McLaren in IndyCar for the next round at Barber as David Malukas is still not fit to return.

Malukas recently underwent wrist surgery, and was replaced by the reigning Formula 2 champion for the iconic race on the streets on Long Beach at the wheel of the Chevrolet-powered DW12.

However, the American is still not able to return to driving duties, with Super Formula racer Pourchaire given a second outing, this time at the Barber road course in Alabama.

Pourchaire guided the car to an 11th place finish as Scott Dixon pulled off one of his greatest victories in a fuel-saving masterclass against Colton Herta.

Reigning champion Alex Palou took third ahead of 2023 Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden in fourth for Team Penske.

Ex-F1 drivers Marcus Ericsson, Romain Grosjean and Alexander Rossi also took top 10 finishes, with Pourchaire also beating Pato O'Ward in a sister McLaren, as he finished 16th.

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