Track Limits
Tony Kanaan - IndyCar Champion & Indy 500 Winner, McLaren's Sporting Director, Close Relationship With Ayrton Senna | EP 60
In this episode of the Track Limits podcast, we are joined by one of the most iconic IndyCar Champion, Tony Kanaan.

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March 14, 2024

In this episode of the Track Limits podcast, we are joined by one of the most iconic IndyCar Champion, Tony Kanaan.

Tony Kanaan is an IndyCar champion, Indy 500 winner, and McLaren's newest Sporting Director. Tony shares profound insights into his transition from racing glory to a leadership role at McLaren, his bond with Ayrton Senna, memorable moments like driving Senna's iconic McLaren car, and his aspirations as part of the Arrow McLaren team in the upcoming season.

Tony Kanaan's career in motorsport is etched in triumphs, resilience, and a deep-rooted passion for racing. In this episode, he provides a captivating narrative of his journey from the apex of IndyCar racing to embracing a pivotal role as McLaren's Sporting Director. The conversation begins by delving into Tony's decision to retire from IndyCar racing, opting to take on a leadership role with McLaren. He shares the motivations behind this career shift and his aspirations to contribute his wealth of racing experience to propel McLaren's success.

A poignant moment arises as Tony reflects on his close relationship with the late Ayrton Senna, a mentor whose tragic loss deeply impacted him. He reveals the profound influence Senna had on his career, recounting cherished memories and the emotional significance of driving Senna's iconic 1991 McLaren car at the Velocity Invitational, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Tony also shares insights into his relationship with McLaren CEO Zak Brown, offering a glimpse into the dynamic and collaborative partnership driving the team's endeavours forward. The episode culminates in Tony outlining his vision and goals as the Sporting Director of Arrow McLaren. He discusses the strategic direction, teamwork, and ambitions that shape McLaren's aspirations for the upcoming season, showcasing his dedication to steering the team toward continued success.

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