Self-sacrifice pays off for Felix Rosenqvist. The Swedish driver defended his skin to keep his seat in IndyCar with the formation Arrow McLaren SP throughout the second half of the 2022 season, and he took it well; he was renewed for the 2023 campaign, as announced by the American team this Wednesday, September 14.
Back for 2023! @FRosenqvist will join Pato O’Ward and Alex Rossi in our three-car INDYCAR lineup for 2023. 👊
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— Arrow McLaren SP (@ArrowMcLarenSP) September 14, 2022
The former Formula 3 Europe champion arrived in IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing, before being transferred to Arrow McLaren SP in 2021. A first year to forget, marked by a violent accident in Detroit, was followed by a second more valiant season, marked by a finish at the foot of the Indianapolis 500 Miles podium, and above all a good regularity in the last third of the season (5 top 10 in 6 races).
Felix Rosenqvist will thus remain Pato O’Ward’s teammate (extended until 2025) and will share the stand with Alexander Rossi, from the Andretti clan. “There is no better way to approach the offseason than with this news, rejoices the 30-year-old Swede. I love this team and I’m very happy to continue working with all the amazing people I’ve come to know over the past two seasons.
With everything the team has in store, the relationship with Pato and the addition of Alex Rossi, we are going to bring our best work plan for 2023. It will be the most exciting season for me so far. »
Felix Rosenqvist also benefits from the outcome of the legal imbroglio between Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing and McLaren. The 2021 IndyCar champion, first announced with Zak Brown’s 2022 IndyCar team, has been retained by the CGR following a lengthy court process. The third and last seat of Arrow McLaren SP then became free again, thus facilitating the task of the boss of the British brand.
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