There will be another team partnership in IndyCar for the 2024 season, with Juncos Hollinger Racing and Arrow McLaren teaming up to provide additional support to each other.
The two teams will work together in a strategic alliance that will see a joint effort take shape for much of the behind-the-scenes operation of the organizations.
According to the release, the alliance will begin with a focus on commercial and strategic initiatives and may evolve to include other areas over time.
Both teams will also ‘consider this alliance as a talent development opportunity, with the potential for engineers, mechanics and drivers to build their experience.’
“We’re continually working to strengthen all areas of our team,” said Arrow McLaren Team Principal Gavin Ward.
“And a strategic alliance with Juncos Hollinger Racing helps both of us in leveraging our commercial and marketing power and the McLaren Racing brand in a new way.”
Absent from the announcement is a promise of any sort of technical alliance, which would have seen the two teams work together on car setup and performance.
Other alliances on the IndyCar grid, such as the recently-revealed partnership between Team Penske and AJ Foyt Racing, a focused more on car performance and include more technical aspects to their information sharing.
JHR has been one of the few teams on the grid without any sort of support from a larger entity, with the team having only two full IndyCar seasons under its belt and having no assistance in getting its two cars up to speed.
The team’s two drivers finished 16th and 21st in the championship this past year, and this new alliance with the more formidable Arrow McLaren should help them move upwards in the coming years.
“Our two teams have a lot of similarities in how we’re attracting partners and building a fanbase,” said JHR co-owner Ricardo Juncos. “We’re starting out with a strategic alliance and we’ll see how that may evolve from here.”