INDIANAPOLIS – Felix Rosenqvist will leave Chip Ganassi Racing to join Arrow McLaren SP next season in the NTT IndyCar Series.
Rosenqvist will get his first run in the car and begin duties with the team during a test at Barber Motorsports Park on Nov. 2. He replaces the departing Oliver Askew and will be teamed with Pato O’Ward at Arrow McLaren SP.
“I can’t wait to take the next step in my career and join Arrow McLaren SP. The team has shown itself to be a consistent challenger this year and I’m looking forward to working with Pato to help take it forward,” said Rosenqvist. “I want to thank Sam, Ric, Zak, and the entire team for giving me this opportunity and I’m already working to be as prepared as possible for next season. It’s going to be fun.”
Rosenqvist, a 28-year-old from Sweden, will start his third season in the NTT IndyCar Series next year. During his brief career with the series he has earned eight top-five finishes and earned his first victory this year at Road America.
“We’ve been watching Felix since he came over to Indy Lights in 2016 and have been constantly impressed by his performance over the past two years,” said Arrow McLaren SP co-owner Sam Schmidt. “We think that he and Pato complement each other well and together we believe they will help us on our journey forward as a team.”
His resume also features wins in Formula E, DTM, Blancpain GT Series, FIA Formula 3 and Indy Lights.
“It’s not very often that you get the opportunity to combine two young, established talents like Pato and Felix,” said McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown. “I think this pairing gives us a strong driver lineup and I’m excited to see what they can do together on and off the track.”