LONDON — McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar racing in 2020 in partnership with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Chevrolet.
McLaren will be responsible for technical expertise, commercial experience and marketing for the race team in North America’s top open-wheel racing circuit.
The British automaker sold more sports cars in the United States than anywhere else last year.
The move could give Spanish driver Fernando Alonso, the double Formula One world champion who remains under contract to McLaren, another chance to win the Indianapolis 500 even if the Spaniard is not interested in a full season.
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and compete using two Chevrolet-powered cars and a possible third entry for Indianapolis.
Former Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran, the sporting director of McLaren Racing, will lead a dedicated group independent of McLaren’s Formula One team.
McLaren last competed full-time for the IndyCar championship in…
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