Felix Rosenqvist, a newcomer to the new Aroma McLaren SP, believes he settled in the new IndyCar home in a “very natural way” ahead of the 2021 season.
The Swedes joined the team two seasons later at Chip Ganassi Racing, winning one in Road America last year and finishing sixth in the 2019 rookie season.
Rosenqvist has spent a lot of time integrating into a new Indianapolis-based team in the off-season after the first match at Barber Motorsports Park last November.
Former Formula E Ace said he was impressed by the organization and excited about the possibilities of the new environment.
“I think I settled on the team in a very natural way,” said Rosenqvist, who will take part in the pre-season test at Sebring on Monday.
“Since the first test in November, we’ve spent quite a lot of time together.
“It’s certainly a group of realistic people who are very enthusiastic about what they do, but also know the importance of relaxing and having fun in the meantime.
“I am very grateful for that idea. I really enjoy it here. I think we are all equally enthusiastic about taking the Aroma McLaren SP to the next level.
“It’s still a long way to the first race. [now delayed to 18 April]But time is getting faster and preparations are going well.
“The first test is scheduled for Monday and I’m really looking forward to getting back in the car.
“Most of my time now is spent training and visiting the team headquarters in Indianapolis.”
Rosenqvist will join the Aroma McLaren SP with the acclaimed young gun Patricio O’Ward, who jumped to fourth place in last year’s championship.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who won the Indianapolis 500 twice, will participate in this duo with his third entry in the 500.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown feels his team has been successfully hired during the off-season and is backed by the best line of drivers in the paddock.
“I think Pato has a great driver lineup. [Patricio O’Ward] Felix Rosenqvist. “
“I think we have a lineup as strong as any other IndyCar team.
“I think it’s a lot of fun for Juan Pablo to come back to Indy and I think he’s very competitive.
“We brought in Craig Hampson, who is recognized as one of the best engineers in IndyCar racing. I think we have jointly built a very strong IndyCar team.”
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