McLaren Racing has announced that it is retaining the driver services of Felix Rosenqvist for the 2023 season, with the Swedish driver being signed to a multi-year contract.
What is less clear is if he will continue driving in the NTT IndyCar Series, or if he will switch disciplines and join the team’s new Formula E venture.
The team’s release left open the possibility that Rosenqvist will switch back to Formula E in 2023, even hinting that his time with IndyCar may be coming to an end.
The finalization of plans for the 30-year-old may well depend on if the team is able to fill his IndyCar seat, as the team has been rumored to be talking with a few other drivers in recent weeks.
Rosenqvist has been racing in IndyCar since 2019 and joined Arrow McLaren SP in 2021, racing alongside Pato O’Ward in the growing team.
He also raced in Formula E before coming stateside, winning three races over the course of two seasons with the Mahindra Racing outfit.
“I’m delighted to be remaining with McLaren for 2023 and beyond,” said Rosenqvist. “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 #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 utilise my experience to help McLaren start 2023 on the strongest possible footing.”
Arrow McLaren SP is expanding from two to three cars for next season, and has already announced that Alexander Rossi will be brought over from Andretti Autosport to fill the new seat.
On the Formula E side, McLaren is taking over the Mercedes EQ team, and has not yet announced a driver lineup for that series.