McLaren to return to IndyCar in new partnership!

09-08-2019 13:38
by Adam Newton
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McLaren to return to IndyCar in new partnership!

McLaren have announced that they will return to full-time IndyCar from next season in a partnership with current team Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

Former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson has partnered James Hinchcliffe at Arrow SPM this season and the team will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP for the 2020 season.

Arrow SPM will continue to head the team's operations, with McLaren adding technical expertise, commercial experience and marketing strength, with the aim of challenging for race wins and titles.

CEO of McLaren Racing Zak Brown said: “IndyCar has been part of McLaren since our early years of racing, and the series today provides not only a commercial platform to continue to grow our brand in North America, but competition with some of the best teams in international motorsport.

“This team provides McLaren with the right synergy as a strategic partner for our return to the sport. We believe together we can help each other achieve our mutual ambitions. Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson have built a solid foundation and we look forward to working together to take the team to the next level.

“I’m absolutely delighted that we will expand our relationship with Arrow Electronics across both F1 and IndyCar, while renewing our long affinity with Chevrolet as our engine partner. McLaren and Chevrolet have a special history together in North America and it is fitting they are part of our full-time return to IndyCar.

“We come to IndyCar in full respect of the sport, our competitors, the fans and the task ahead. At our core, we at McLaren are racers and where there’s competition that puts us to the test, we will race. The NTT IndyCar Series provides such a challenge.”

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