Pato O'Ward

Arrow McLaren SP has extended its agreement with Pato O’Ward through the end of 2025, the team confirmed May 27.

O’Ward, 23, joined Arrow McLaren SP in 2020. He drives the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

“I am incredibly happy to have locked in my future with Arrow McLaren SP,” O’Ward said. “This team has truly felt like home for me over the past three years, and I can’t wait to build on our success as we compete for wins and championships. I want to thank the whole team for this opportunity. This is exactly where I want to be.”

O’Ward, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, made his NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut in 2018. Since then, he has earned three victories, four poles and nine podium finishes, all with Arrow McLaren SP. His three wins came at Texas Motor Speedway and on Belle Isle in Detroit in 2021, and last month at Barber Motorsports Park.

“The entire team is excited that Pato is onboard for the long haul,” Arrow McLaren SP President Taylor Kiel said. “He is an important part of our plan here at Arrow McLaren SP; his energy and work ethic is infectious. Having watched him develop since he joined the team, I look forward to building on these foundations to increase our performance and achieve our common goals in the years to come.”

O’Ward also secured Rookie of the Year honors at the Indianapolis 500 in 2020 when he finished sixth, a result he improved on in 2021 with a fourth-place finish. O’Ward will start seventh Sunday in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” after a four-lap qualifying average speed of 232.705 mph.

Outside of his success in INDYCAR, O’Ward’s motorsport resume also includes an Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship in 2018 and victories at the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona in 2017 and 2022.

“Pato is an important part of McLaren’s future in INDYCAR, and we are happy that he will be a key part of Arrow McLaren SP for years to come,” McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said. “He is an incredibly talented driver who has already shown what he is capable of in INDYCAR, and I look forward to watching him take the next step in his promising career.”

Arrow McLaren SP will update its full 2023 driver lineup at a later date.