Oliver Askew and Arrow McLaren SP will half methods on the finish of this IndyCar season, a rookie 12 months disrupted by a concussion suffered within the Indianapolis 500.
The Arrow workforce mentioned Monday that Askew will compete within the Oct. 25 season finale if he is medically cleared however has been launched to search for a brand new job in 2021.
The 23-year-old missed two races earlier this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway whereas engaged on a restoration plan with the College of Pittsburgh Medical Middle’s sports activities drugs concussion program. Askew suffered the concussion in an Aug. 23 crash however competed in 4 races earlier than he was identified.
Askew’s efficiency dipped dramatically after Indianapolis and he did not reveal his well being struggles out of concern of shedding his job.
“We imagine that Oliver has an excessive amount of expertise and potential for the longer term. He has had an extremely tough rookie 12 months, with an absence of total monitor time and up to date medical points,” Arrow McLaren SP co-owner Sam Schmidt mentioned in a press release.
“We need to give Oliver the time to pursue new alternatives for 2021 and the flexibility to race at St. Pete. Come the top of the 12 months, we are going to want Oliver the perfect in all of his future endeavors and he’ll at all times be a buddy of the workforce.”
Earlier than the crash at Indianapolis, Askew was main the rookie of the 12 months standings and had scored one podium and 6 top-10 finishes in six races. Final 12 months’s Indy Lights champion had completed third and sixth at Iowa, the earlier two races earlier than Indianapolis.
He didn’t end increased than 14th within the 4 races after the crash.
“I’ve definitely needed to develop in a short time as a driver and I do know I’ve proven my pace and functionality when in a position to this season,” Askew mentioned in a press release. “Nonetheless, I feel it is sensible to pursue the subsequent chapter of my profession exterior the workforce.”