Rosenqvist’s future on the crew has been topic to hypothesis following the signing of Alexander Rossi to Arrow McLaren SP to associate Pato O’Ward, though the IndyCar crew is presently planning a 3rd entry for the 2023 season.
McLaren can also be increasing its racing portfolio for subsequent season, because it takes over Mercedes’ Method E entry for 2022-23.
The crew introduced on Thursday that it had signed a long-term powertrain take care of Nissan, however has not indicated which drivers will populate the crew.
Rosenqvist is therefore in consideration for a return to Method E if he’s not retained at Arrow McLaren SP, during which he had beforehand pushed for Mahindra in 2016-17 and 2017-18 and received three races with the Indian squad.
He additionally competed within the 2018-19 season opener at Diriyah, as Pascal Wehrlein was unable to affix Mahindra till the beginning of 2019.
“I’m delighted to be remaining with McLaren for 2023 and past,” Rosenqvist mentioned.
“With the crew increasing into Method E subsequent season, it supplies further alternatives for me each within the USA and Europe and I stay up for being ready to announce my plans within the coming weeks.
“I’ve cherished my time with the Arrow McLaren SP Group in IndyCar driving the No.7 automobile and we’ve had some nice moments collectively, together with securing pole earlier this 12 months in Texas and coming residence P4 within the Indy 500.
“I’m excited and grateful to be given this chance to discover the brand new choices out there to utilise my expertise to assist McLaren begin 2023 on the strongest attainable footing.”
Felix Rosenqvist, Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet
Photograph by: IndyCar Sequence
Rosenqvist is presently eighth within the IndyCar standings, 90 factors adrift of factors chief and countryman Marcus Ericsson.
After leaving Method E after two seasons, Rosenqvist joined Chip Ganassi Racing for 2 seasons, taking victory at Street America in 2020 over future team-mate O’Ward.
He was then changed at Ganassi by eventual 2021 champion Alex Palou, and thus Rosenqvist changed Oliver Askew – now of Avalanche Andretti’s FE squad – at Arrow McLaren SP.
The 30-year-old was injured in a crash at Detroit that 12 months and missed two races, with Askew and Kevin Magnussen substituting for him within the second Belle Isle race and Street America respectively.
“I’m delighted to be persevering with our relationship with Felix,” mentioned McLaren CEO Zak Brown. “He’s a incredible racer, with loads of expertise in lots of several types of racing automobiles.
“As a confirmed race winner in each classes, it was vital for us to safe his expertise inside the McLaren Racing household as we work to finalise our plans for 2023.
“His expertise in Method E could be invaluable as we head into this thrilling new period of racing for McLaren Racing however he has additionally made a incredible contribution to our IndyCar crew.
“I stay up for working along with him to finalise the very best alternative for him subsequent season.”