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Felix Rosenqvist (IndyCar photo)

Rosenqvist Will Remain With McLaren

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Felix Rosenqvist will remain with a McLaren for 2023 and beyond.

The Swedish driver will either continue to compete in the NTT IndyCar Series or move to McLaren’s newly formed Formula E team.

The deal was announced Thursday by McLaren and said the driver will remain on the team’s driver roster from “2023 and beyond.”

The team also stated, “McLaren Racing is currently in the process of evaluating its driver line-ups for 2023 with the newly formed McLaren Formula E Team set to embark on its debut season in the all-electric racing series and plans to expand Arrow McLaren SP into a three-car team with Felix set to be driving in one of the two series.”

Rosenqvist has a secure racing future, but at this point isn’t sure if he will be in IndyCar, or in Formula E.

“I’m delighted to be remaining with McLaren for 2023 and beyond,” Rosenqvist said. “With the team expanding into Formula E next season, it provides additional opportunities for me both in the USA and Europe and I look forward to being in a position to announce my plans in the coming weeks.

“I’ve loved my time with the Arrow McLaren SP Team in IndyCar driving the No.7 car and we’ve had some great moments together, including securing pole earlier this year in Texas and coming home P4 in the Indy 500. I’m excited and grateful to be given this opportunity to explore the new options available to utilize my experience to help McLaren start 2023 on the strongest possible footing.”

Rosenqvist joined Arrow McLaren SP in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2021. Since joining the series in 2019, when he was named rookie of the year, Felix has secured three podiums and two pole positions. Rosenqvist recently finished fourth in the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Rosenqvist’s racing career also includes a stint in Formula E, having raced in the series for three seasons from 2016 to 2019, winning three races, securing six pole positions and seven podiums.

The full Arrow McLaren SP and McLaren Formula E 2023 driver line-ups will be confirmed in due course.

“I’m delighted to be continuing our relationship with Felix,” McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said. “He’s a fantastic racer, with a lot of experience in many different types of racing cars. As a proven race winner in both categories, it was important for us to secure his talent withing the McLaren Racing family as we work to finalize our plans for 2023.

“His experience in Formula E would be invaluable as we head into this exciting new era of racing for McLaren Racing, but he has also made a fantastic contribution to our IndyCar team. I look forward to working together with him to finalize the best opportunity for him next season.”

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