Arrow McLaren unveils IndyCar 2020 livery

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McLaren has unveiled its full-time IndyCar effort ahead of the 2020 season. The team has unveiled the liveries that will be used by both of its drivers as part of the Arrow McLaren SP team.

Patricio O’Ward will be at the wheel of the No5 car with 2019 IndyLights champion Oliver Askew graduating from the feeder series to pilot the No7 car.

O’Ward has prior IndyCar experience, racing in half of last year’s season. The 20-year-old recorded a best finish of eighth at the Circuit of the Americas, as well as competing in a handful of races in Super Formula and Formula 2.

The new partnership between McLaren Racing and Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport will be the first full-time entry to IndyCar for the British team.

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Chevrolet will provide the team with engines, replacing previous partner Honda, who have a long and recently unsuccessful past with the McLaren team in Formula 1.

Arrow SPM has achieved seven series victories and a further 28 podium finishes while McLaren has dipped its toe into IndyCar racing with recent Indy 500 appearances with Fernando Alonso.

The Spaniard had been in the running for victory in 2017 in a McLaren Honda Andretti effort before an eventual engine failure, though the 2019 McLaren attempt ended with failure to qualify following poor planning and preparation by the team.

The first round of the 2020 season will take place on March 15, as St Petersburg hosts the opening race of the year.

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