Pending potential scheduling conflicts, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris could make up a Bathurst 1000 wildcard entry in the future, according to McLaren boss Zak Brown.
Part owner of the Walkinshaw Andretti United outfit, Brown has touted the possibility of having his two star F1 drivers teaming up for a wildcard appearance at Bathurst as early as next year.
Talking on Supercars Sidetracked, Brown says the determining factor will be down to scheduling as the Bathurst 1000 and Japanese Grand Prix are typically held on the same weekend.
“I think they’d both love to do it. And I think people now know I’m a little bit different than most of the team bosses in F1, as I like to see our drivers go out and give it a go at Daytona or Le Mans, things of that nature.
“I think it’ll just come down to schedule and whether they can fit it in the schedule. Bathurst, historically, conflicts with Japan – that’s why sometimes I’m there and sometimes I’m not.
“I’d love to see them do it there.”
Last year, WAU fielded a wildcard line-up consisting of IndyCar aces Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe.
Ricciardo has had previous experience in a Supercar, sampling Rick Kelly’s Nissan Altima at Calder Park as part of a Castrol promotion ahead of last year’s Australian Grand Prix.
Norris has expressed interest in competing in the Bathurst 1000 event one day and has been competing relatively regularly in the BP Supercars All Stars ESeries.