McLaren Racing hasn’t worked with Felix Rosenqvist, signing the Swedish driver without a designated multi-year contract extension to see if he will remain in the NTT IndyCar Series.
McLaren information that Rosenqvist could move to a new Formula E program when it launches in 2023.
“McLaren Racing is now in the process of evaluating lines of drivers for the year 2023 with McLaren Formula E Team recently embarking on its debut season in the universal electricity series, and plans to expand the McLaren Arrow SP into three cars. The team with Felix is set to flank two series in one said the company.
Rosenqvist maddened No. In his second season 7 in the IndyCar for McLaren, but the team will increase to three cars next season. and has announced 2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi will be part of the line.
Jockeying for a seat with Rosenqvist for the past few months, reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou, six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, and rising star Rinus VeeKay Rosenqvist have all been mentioned as possibilities.
Rosenqvist is close to current IndyCar mate Pato O’Ward, and his recent performance has helped to maintain his job. He has four consecutive top 10 finishes and fourth in the Indianapolis 500.
“Growing companies in Formula E next season provides me with additional opportunities both in the USA and Europe, and I am looking forward to announcing my plans in the coming weeks,” said Rosenqvist. “I’m moving and grateful to have been given this opportunity to explore new options and to use my experience to help McLaren start 2023 very strong customers.”
Rosenqvist is in his fourth IndyCari season, his first two years with Chip Ganassi Racing. He was Rookie of the Year in 2019 and scored the only IndyCar he won last season.
Rosenqvist had previously advanced three seasons in Formula E from 2016 to 2019. He won three races, six perch and seven podiums.
McLaren Racing head Zak Brown called Rosenqvist “a fantastic runner with great experience in many different types of racing cars.”
“As a proven race winner in both races, it has been important for us to acquire McLaren Racing’s talent in the family as we work to complete our 2023 plans,” said Brown. “His experience in Formula E will be invaluable as we find McLaren Racing exciting into this new era of racing, but also a fantastic contribution to our IndyCaros team.” I look forward to working with him to finalize the best opportunity next season.”
Felix Rosenqvist re-signs with McLaren but from IndyCar to Formula E able to move first appeared in NBCSports.com