McLaren Racing and Felix Rosenqvist have moved to make clear the contract scenario between them amid hypothesis over whether or not Rosenqvist is underneath contract for the workforce subsequent season in IndyCar.
In June, a press launch issued by the workforce stated “McLaren Racing has signed a multi-year take care of Felix Rosenqvist to stay on the workforce’s driver roster from 2023 and past”.
Current confusion over whether or not Rosenqvist has signed a brand new IndyCar deal is all the way down to the truth that he doesn’t must.
McLaren and Rosenqvist have confirmed on to The Race that the workforce has an possibility on Rosenqvist for IndyCar in 2023, and will it set off that possibility, no new deal would have to be signed, Rosenqvist will proceed with Arrow McLaren SP in IndyCar. There aren’t any clauses within the contract that may change this.
If McLaren Racing doesn’t train that possibility, Rosenqvist might be free to barter a brand new deal in IndyCar with different groups, or McLaren might provide Rosenqvist a System E seat within the workforce it’s launching within the all-electric championship subsequent season.
Rosenqvist is the one driver who has received races in bothIndyCar and System E, so is a gorgeous proposition and McLaren is eager to retain him because it juggles an infinite driver pool throughout all of its championships.
Its key space of uncertainty at present revolves round whether or not it can have Alex Palou at its disposal as Chip Ganassi Racing claims to have prolonged Palou’s contract for 2022. Ganassi is now suing Palou and his racing entity.
Rosenqvist might keep on for McLaren in IndyCar if Palou isn’t in a position to be a part of the workforce, or could possibly be supplied a seat in System E, however any System E deal would have to be a recent negotiation and isn’t lined by the IndyCar possibility McLaren has on Rosenqvist.
Rosenqvist’s most popular possibility is to stick with his McLaren crew he has established a robust bond with over the past two seasons, and in IndyCar.
Ought to McLaren not take up the choice on Rosenqvist, his robust run of kind in IndyCar this yr is more likely to appeal to curiosity from McLaren’s rivals.
With Andretti Autosport anticipated to have a seat and different groups having the aptitude to maneuver drivers round nonetheless, Rosenqvist is more likely to be extremely coveted by the opposition if he turns into obtainable.
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