Arrow McLaren announced today that it will be taking over the current Andretti Autosport facility when that team vacates the property in 2025.
The Indianapolis facility is nearly triple the size of McLaren’s current home, which will give the growing team room to expand.
Included at the facility are larger workshop and transportation areas, as well as a gym and larger office areas.
With Arrow McLaren adding an additional full time car this season, and adding personnel to match the 50% growth, the ready-made location will help the team continue its rise through the ranks.
“I’m excited for the team to have a new home – one that has plenty of space and is fit for purpose as we compete for wins and championships,” said McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown.
“Arrow McLaren has had quick growth over the past year, and this facility not only gives the team the space they need today but what we envision our growth to be in North America in the years to come.”
Arrow McLaren had previously announced that it would construct a brand new facility for this purpose, and the plan was to begin construction at the end of 2022.
But when Andretti announced last August the construction of their own new facility, a pre-configured workshop was suddenly up for grabs.
The current Andretti shop will trade hands when that team moves into their new facility in 2025, and will save McLaren from the expense of building a facility from the ground up.
The previously-planned new construction was going to have 97,000 ft2 (9011 m2) of floor space, and the Andretti facility has 89,000 ft2 (8268 m2).
There will undoubtedly be upgrades made as well, meaning there was likely a negligible trade off in usability in the decision.