McLaren SP unveiled the livery for its entry into the 2020 NTT IndyCar season
today in a polished event that was livestreamed online.
car will have a dramatic livery with a predominantly black and papaya orange design
complete with blue highlights on the wing endplates.
events aren’t traditionally as big of a spectacle as the ones in Formula 1, but
McLaren made sure to have a proper unveiling including having NBC Sports’
longtime IndyCar announcer Leigh Diffey performing hosting duties.
will field young drivers Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew, both racing in their
first full IndyCar season after graduating from the Indy Lights feeder series.
O’Ward was confident
in the team, saying “Sky’s the limit. We’re
definitely gonna be pushing for the best.
If you’re pushing for anything less you’re in the wrong business.”
excited about the year coming up with our two so-called young guns,” said Co-owner
of Arrow McLaren SP Ric Peterson. “It’ll
be very exciting – we all know that – but we’re also very confident in their
abilities. They know how to win.”
Racing joined with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to form Arrow McLaren SP
this season and has put considerable weight behind its new IndyCar program
partnerships have been announced in the offseason and Zak Brown has taken time
from his Formula 1 duties to help get the team prepared for this season.
The new car
will be one of many on track next week for two days of preseason testing at
Circuit of the Americas. Testing will be
streamed live February 11-12 on Indycar.com and on the IndyCar app.