The Arrow McLaren SP NTT IndyCar Series team have shown throughout the 2021 season that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Pato O’Ward, driver of the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet has had a breakthrough season and has rewarded the team’s faith in him by scoring two victories and three NTT P1 Awards during the 2021 season.
Arrow McLaren SP have week in week out shown that they are the best of rest behind Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske however, O’Ward’s consistency in 2021 has insured that he is still in the hunt for the championship heading into the season-ending Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend.
Arrow McLaren SP have also seen the benefit of the integration with the McLaren Racing Formula One Team with a dedicated IndyCar Series team based in the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking.
The team’s success in the NTT IndyCar Series has seen McLaren Racing take a 75 percent ownership stake in the team and they have also just renewed their partnership with Arrow Electronics through to the end of 2028.
The team are also aiming to expand to a three car team full-time in 2023 with McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown confirming that the team may consider running a third car as part of a partial programme in 2022 if it proves to be beneficial to the full-time programme.
The success of the team is down to Sam Schmidt and Arrow McLaren SP President Taylor Kiel along with their engineering staff which includes Kate Gundlach who joined from Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of 2019.
The team have also benefited from the technical leadership of Craig Hampson who joined the team from Dale Coyne Racing in 2020 to oversee the engineering side of the team.
Regardless of what happens on Sunday in Long Beach, Arrow McLaren SP have had a fantastic season that they can be proud of and that they can build on for the 2022 season and beyond.