McLaren Racing announced on Friday that Pato O’Ward has signed a multi-year contract extension with the team to remain in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Arrow McLaren.

O’Ward is entering his fifth full-time season in the series with Arrow McLaren, and in 2023, he finished fourth in the championship. To date, O’Ward has four series victories, five poles, and 20 podium finishes and has three top-four finishes in the series points standings.

Arrow McLaren Team Principal Gavin Ward commented:

“This is a big day for the team and for Pato. It’s been great to see Pato and the team grow together. We’re thrilled to continue racing with him and I look forward to showing the racing world what we can achieve as a group.  Having this done and dusted before the start of the season means the No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet crew can go into the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg free from distraction and with one goal in mind: to execute each race weekend to the fullest of our potential.”

O’Ward, who will kick-start his season next weekend in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Finding stated:

“I couldn’t be more excited to sign this deal with the team. I have to thank Zak and Gavin, the partners and all who were involved in making this happen, especially before the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season starts so we can focus on racing and winning. McLaren has become home for me, and I am proud that I’ll be racing in papaya for a few more years at least.”


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