McLaren presented the visual identity of their IndyCar openwheeler which will mark their return to IndyCar full championship season, for the first time since 1979, joining forces with the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team.
The car design incorporates the traditional McLaren papaya orange color with plenty of black, and there is also a blue that they have been using on their F1 cars since 2018 as well.
McLaren last competed in the full IndyCar season in 1979, winning the championship titles in 1973 and 1977 with triumphs in the 500 miles of Indianapolis in 1972, 1974 and 1976.
In 2017, McLaren, in conjunction with Andretti Autosport Honda, gave Alonso a chance to win the Indy 500, which ended in a failure on Honda’s engine, and last year they competed with Alonso independently and failed to qualify for the race.
Alonso and McLaren recently ended their formal relationship and McLaren has opted to partner with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2020 and participate in the full season. Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew will be their drivers.
“Today is a moment to look back at the journey we just started,” said McLaren’s sporting director Gil de Ferran.
“In the months since we announced the Arrow McLaren SP we have signed two of the most exciting young drivers in recent times and secured the support of great partners. This is also an opportunity to embrace the challenges ahead and accept the fact that nothing but full commitment will be enough.”