Arrow McLaren SP announced on Thursday that Felix Rosenqvist will join the team for 2021 and will partner Pato O’Ward driving the No.7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet.
The Swede joins the team from Chip Ganassi Racing and will test for the team on November 2 at Barber Motorsports Park.
Speaking about the news Rosenqvist said:
“I can’t wait to take the next step in my career and join Arrow McLaren SP. The team has shown itself to be a consistent challenger this year and I’m looking forward to working with Pato to help take it forward. I want to thank Sam, Ric, Zak, and the entire team for giving me this opportunity and I’m already working to be as prepared as possible for next season. It’s going to be fun.”
Arrow McLaren SP co owner Sam Schmidt said:
We’ve been watching Felix since he came over to Indy Lights in 2016 and have been constantly impressed by his performance over the past two years. “We think that he and Pato complement each other well and together we believe they will help us on our journey forward as a team.”
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown commented saying:
“It’s not very often that you get the opportunity to combine two young, established talents like Pato and Felix. “I think this pairing gives us a strong driver lineup and I’m excited to see what they can do together on and off the track.”
Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet who ended his first full season in the NTT IndyCar Series season in fourth place in the championship commented saying:
“I am looking forward to working alongside Felix. He is a driver I truly respect, in and out of the car, and I’m sure we will work well together. “I think we can learn a lot from each other to develop the strongest package possible at every race weekend together with the team.”