Rosenqvist gets McLaren extension for 2023 and beyond
McLaren announced in a statement today that it has signed a multi-year contract extension with Felix Rosenqvist to remain on the list of team drivers from 2023 and beyond.
Rosenqvist said in an email: “I am delighted to remain with McLaren for 2023 and beyond. With the team’s expansion into Formula E next season, it provides me with additional opportunities in the United States. and in Europe.
“I look forward to being able to announce my plans in the coming weeks. I have loved my time with the Arrow McLaren SP team in IndyCar driving the #7 car and we have had a great time. moments together, including taking pole earlier this year in Texas and entering P4 in the Indy 500.
“I am delighted and grateful to have this opportunity to explore the new options available to use my experience to help McLaren start 2023 on the strongest possible footing,” added the 30-year-old Swede.
The team statement added: “McLaren Racing is currently assessing its driver line-ups for 2023 with the new McLaren Formula E team set to enter its first season in the all-electric racing series and plans to expand Arrow McLaren SP into a three-car team with Felix driving in one of the two series.
The team has revealed that it is “assessing its driver line-ups for 2023 with new Formula E team McLaren set to enter its first season in the all-electric racing series and plans to expand Arrow McLaren SP in a three-car team with Felix driving in one of the two series.
Brown: Securing Felix’s talent within the McLaren Racing family was important to us
Felix, from Värnamo, Sweden, joined Arrow McLaren SP in the NTT Indycar Series in 2021. Since joining the series in 2019, when he was named Rookie of the Year, Felix has achieved three podiums and two pole positions.
Felix recently finished Race 106 of the Indianapolis 500 in an impressive fourth place and currently holds a top 10 spot in a competitive drivers championship.
Rosenqvist’s racing career also includes a stint in Formula E, having raced in the series for three seasons from 2016 to 2019, winning three races, securing six pole positions and seven podium finishes.
Full 2023 Arrow McLaren SP and McLaren Formula E driver line-ups will be confirmed in due course.
Also “delighted” is McLaren team boss Zak Brown: “I am delighted to continue our relationship with Felix. He is a fantastic racer, with a lot of experience in many types of racing cars. As a proven race winner in both categories.
“It was important for us to secure his talent within the McLaren Racing family as we work to finalize our plans for 2023. His experience in Formula E would be invaluable as we move into this exciting new era of racing for McLaren Racing. , but he also made a fantastic contribution to our IndyCar team.
“I look forward to working with him to finalize the best opportunity for him next season,” Brown concluded.
Currently, Rosenqvist is teamed full-time with Pato O’Ward in the Arrow McLaren setup, while Colton Herta has also been signed by the Woking team for F1 testing alongside regular drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo.