Meyer Shank Racing announced on Tuesday ahead of this weekend’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca that they have signed Felix Rosenqvist from Arrow McLaren on a multi-year contract.
The Swede joins Tom Blomqvist who was announced at the team a few weeks ago.
Speaking following the news, Team co-owner Mike Shank said:
We’re very excited to have our 2024 INDYCAR plans finalized and to welcome Felix (Rosenqvist) to the team. “Felix has been someone that has been on our radar for quite some time now and everything lined up this year to work something out with him. It’s no secret that we’ve had a difficult season, with some things out of our control and some things in our control. I think we are all looking forward to resetting completely, starting over and getting to work. I think Tom and Felix will work great together and really feed off of each other. We will also have Helio with us at every race to provide his feedback and advice which will be an added bonus, so I think we’re in for a solid year ahead.”
Felix Rosenqvist commented on the announcent saying:
I’m super excited to start the next chapter of my INDYCAR career together with MSR. “This will be a great opportunity for myself and MSR to elevate and get to the next level together. I’m also pretty excited to get to work with my old friend Tom (Blomqvist) again. I’m ready to start working together and getting the next season started.”
The news means that MSR will field two cars full-time in 2024 with new team co-owner Helio Castroneves competing in a third entry in the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Simon Pagenaud who continues to recover from his accident at Mid-Ohio tweeted: