Arrow McLaren SP has re-signed Felix Rosenqvist for 2023.
The Swedish veteran's future had been looking in doubt for some time after Spaniard Alex Palou announced that he would be driving for the team in 2023, potentially replacing Rosenqvist, who would remain part of the McLaren family, albeit racing in another championship.
But with Palou's future uncertain as a federal court over his future took place, Rosenqvist remained hopeful that he would stay with the company's IndyCar outfit for next year, picking up a third in Toronto as well as five more top 10 finishes on his way to finishing eighth in the drivers' standings.
Not long after Palou was confirmed to remain at Chip Ganassi Racing for 2023 whilst undergoing a testing programme in McLaren's 2021 Formula 1 car, Arrow McLaren SP announced that Rosenqvist would stay with the team, which will expand into a three-car operation for 2023 as Alexander Rossi joins the team from Andretti Autosport.
Rosenqvist was delighted to be confirmed at Arrow McLaren for a third consecutive year and is already looking ahead to the season opener in St Petersburg, Florida, on the 6th of March.
"There's no better way to enter the off-season than with this news! I love this team, and I'm so happy to continue working with all the incredible people I've gotten to know over the past two seasons."
"With everything the team has in the pipeline, the continuing relationship with Pato and the addition of Alex Rossi, we are going to bring our A-game for 2023. It will be the most exciting season for me so far. Let it be March already!".
McLaren's CEO Zak Brown said he was looking forward to seeing what Rosenqvist can do alongside Rossi and Pato O'Ward in 2023.
"I'm delighted that Felix will again be racing with AMSP through 2023. He had a strong 2022 season, and I look forward to seeing what he, Alex Rossi and Pato O'Ward can do when they join forces in papaya."