McLaren confirms 2023 trio and new management team

The Arrow McLaren Racing SP team will increase to three full-time cars in 2023 and therefore confirms its trio of drivers as well as a new team management to carry out this project.

Heading into the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, Gavin Ward, who joined the team last July as Director of Track Engineering, will take on the role of Race Director at Arrow McLaren SP. Brian Barnhart, who is new to the McLaren Racing family, will serve as the team’s managing director.

McLaren Racing confirms its 2023 line-up

In the role of Race Director, Gavin will lead the technical performance team comprised of Max Neyron (Director of Operations), Nick Snyder (Director of Performance) and Billy Vincent (Director of Competition), who will collectively drive future performance of the racing team for the 2023 season and beyond.

Pato O’Ward’s engineer for the #5 Chevrolet Arrow McLaren SP is still being finalized, while Billy will retain his radio role with Felix Rosenqvist for the #6 Chevrolet Arrow McLaren SP, and Brian will be in the alongside Alexander Rossi and the n°7 Chevrolet Arrow McLaren SP.

Gavin Ward, Race Director, Arrow McLaren SP

I am honored to take on this role and work alongside the other leaders to continue to elevate Arrow McLaren SP and our competitiveness on the track. Max, Nick, Billy and I worked really well together last season, so we’ve already established an impressive base that will lead to a smooth start to 2023. I’m really excited to see what the team will do and wish also welcome Brian to the team.

Brian Barnhart, Managing Director of Arrow McLaren SP

I am very happy to join McLaren Racing as Managing Director of Arrow McLaren SP. The team has made incredible progress challenging top teams for the championship over the past two seasons. AMSP is brimming with talent, from its drivers to mechanics and everything in between, and I am honored to join them.

Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing

This management team has decades of racing success, each bringing their own expertise to the group, which will be a differentiator for the team as we transition to a three-car lineup in 2023 and continue to build on our heritage. in the sport. Gavin has made a solid impact in his few months with the team, and we welcome Brian and the years of INDYCAR experience he brings to the team.

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