Arrow McLaren SP is a growing chapter in McLaren Racing’s history book — McLaren competing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES since 2020 for the first time since the 1970s. With a three-car lineup in 2023, the team is poised to contend for race wins and the series championship.
The team represents three determined entities – Arrow Electronics, McLaren Racing and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – who joined forces at the end of 2019 in a strategic partnership with a clear aim to compete for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship and Indianapolis 500 victories.
The new team’s journey began in 2020 – 40 years after McLaren last competed full-time in INDYCAR - with an exciting and promising first season of competition, including fourth place in the Drivers’ championship and Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year for Pato O’Ward, and six podiums across the team. In 2021, Pato accumulated two more victories, five podiums and third place in the Driver’s championship. Last season, in 2022, Pato claimed two additional victories and four podiums, while Felix Rosenqvist had one podium and two poles. Each driver finished second and fourth in the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500, respectively.
This 2023 season, Arrow McLaren SP continues to build on its success with Pato O’Ward piloting the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, Felix Rosenqvist driving the No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, and with the addition of the veteran Alexander Rossi racing the No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet.