Arrow McLaren heads into this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course, ready to usher in the new Hybrid INDYCAR SERIES era. The team head into the weekend with Alexander Rossi having finished the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey in third place and following a big week for the team in which they confirmed that Christian Lundgaard will replace Alexander Rossi in 2025.

Speaking ahead of the race, Alexander Rossi said:

“There has been a lot of noise going into the weekend, which is all a part of racing this time of year, but I’m focusing on the second half of the season and the debut of the long-awaited hybrid. We came off our best result of the year at a high-grip road course and with the recent repave at Mid-Ohio, we’re expecting to roll off the truck strong once again.”

Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet commented saying:

“I’m looking forward to the repave at Mid-Ohio. It was already a very physical race without the repave, so I think it’s going to be one of the most physical races that we’re going to have. I’m expecting that pace to come up and the setups of the car to change a little bit, so it’ll be key to get all of the little things right. It’ll be a good challenge for the drivers and the teams, but I always enjoy driving around this track.”

Nolan Siegel in the No.6 NTT DATA Chevrolet is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:

“I’m looking forward to my second race with Arrow McLaren and going into a race weekend after getting into the shop and getting to know everyone a bit more. We’ve got a test under our belt now, and I think going into the first hybrid weekend is going to be very exciting. I think it’s going to even the playing field a little bit, so hopefully I can take advantage of that.”

Arrow McLaren Team Principal Gavin Ward said:

“It’s the start of a new era this weekend in Mid-Ohio as we’ll be racing with the new hybrid powertrain for the first time. The new hybrid technology, combined with the track repave at Mid-Ohio, should make for some interesting new challenges this weekend. The team went straight from a strong race in Laguna to tests in Iowa and St. Louis. Our push to improve and grow as a team is relentless, and every time we hit the track gives us an opportunity to learn and get better while doing what we love.”



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