Arrow McLaren SP have announced a major new signing with the news on Monday that Sebastien Bourdais’ former engineer and long time Andretti Autosport engineer Craig Hampson will join the NTT IndyCar Series team from January 1 2020 as Race and R&D Engineer.
Hampson has more than 25 years of experience in American Open wheel racing which include two Indianapolis 500 wins.
Speaking about the news, Arrow McLaren SP Managing Director Taylor Kiel said:
Recruiting someone of Craig’s experience and expertise is an important step for the team as we build towards the next level of competitiveness. He is not only an accomplished and well-respected engineer but a strong technical leader who will be a key member of our established team.
Craig Hampson who sornt the last few seasons with Sebastien commented saying:
I am very excited to be joining the highly capable group of talented team members that Arrow McLaren SP has already assembled. There are people there who I have worked with in the past, plus others who I have previously regarded as formidable competition. I am eager to integrate into the projects, preparation, and momentum that they already have underway for the 2020 season. This will be a year of growth and learning, but I’m confident that this team has the expertise, commercial backing, access to technology, and wilful ambition that makes it possible to plot a course where in due time we will regularly challenge for race wins, Indy 500 victories, and season championships.”