Arrow McLaren SP’s Felix Rosenqvist says that the McLaren Formula One Team proved in 2020 that they belong at the front of the sport after ending the season in third place in the Constructors championship on 202 points.
Felix Rosenqvist joins Pato O’Ward from Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season while last week it was announced that double Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will compete in the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in May.
Montoya drove for McLaren in Formula One in 2005 and 2006.
The McLaren Formula One Team ended the 2020 season as the best placed Renault powered team ending the year ahead of the works Renault team who were fifth behind the BWT Racing Point Formula One Team.
Rosenqvist believes that the Woking based outfit have a bright future.
Lando Norris will have a new team mate in 2021 as Daniel Ricciardo replaces the Ferrari bound Carlos Sainz while McLaren will have a new engine partner as they reunite with Mercedes Benz.
The Mercedes engine has proven to be the class of the field as Mercedes have won the Constructors championship a record seven times in a row.
In 2020, Mercedes partner team BWT Racing Point Formula One Team took victory in the Sakhir Grand Prix, the first Mercedes powered race win other then the works team since Jenson Button’s Brazilian Grand Prix victory in 2012 in the Mercedes powered McLaren.