As a result of a partnership with Arrow Schmidt, Peterson Motorsports, and Chevrolet, McLaren has indicated it will go back to IndyCar racing for the 2020 season. The new Indy Car racing team will be titled Arrow McLaren Racing SP. This will be McLaren's return to full-time racing, which ended in 1979.
The Arrow McLaren Racing SP team will have two Chevrolet-powered race cars that will compete for the championship in the 2020 season. The team will be led by Gil de Ferran who is its current sporting director, and also notably won the Indianapolis 500.
The McLaren Racing CEO, Zak Brown is hopeful for the partnership, “This team provides McLaren with the right synergy as a strategic partner for our return to the sport. We believe together we can help each other achieve our mutual ambitions.”
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McLaren Will Make Its Return to IndyCar Racing By Partnering with Others
1. Partnerships in Motorsports - The partnership between McLaren, Arrow Schmidt, Peterson Motorsports, and Chevrolet opens up opportunities for collaboration and shared resources in the motorsports industry.
2. Return of Legacy Brands - McLaren's return to IndyCar racing after 40 years paves the way for other legacy brands to explore new possibilities and re-enter the competitive racing scene.
3. Synergistic Sports Strategy - The strategic partnership between McLaren and Arrow McLaren Racing SP demonstrates the potential of combining expertise from different sports industries to achieve mutual success.
1. Motorsports - The return of McLaren to IndyCar racing with the Arrow McLaren Racing SP team creates disruption and innovation opportunities within the motorsports industry.
2. Automotive - The collaboration between McLaren and Chevrolet in the realm of IndyCar racing highlights potential innovations and advancements in the automotive industry that can be derived from motorsports.
3. Sports Management - The strategic partnership and return of McLaren to full-time racing present disruptive innovation opportunities within the sports management industry, particularly in terms of team collaboration and strategy.