British-Based McLaren Racing Plans Whitestown, Indiana, IndyCar Facility
The company will build a more than 97,000-square-foot facility that will combine modern office space with technical areas, workshop space, logistics and transport areas, as well as a dedicated space for the team to practice pit stops. Construction is slated to begin in the fall with plans to open by early 2024.
“I am delighted to be able to confirm this news today as part of our long-term strategy for Arrow McLaren SP is to relocate the team to a new facility fit for the future,” said Zak Brown, McLaren Racing CEO. “This is both a clear sign of our commitment to IndyCar and also to the community of Whitestown, the city of Indianapolis, and the state of Indiana, which has been the home of IndyCar since the sport began.”
The new location will allow Arrow McLaren SP to run three full-time entries in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2023, with plans to expand the team in the future. The facility will be focused on advances in technology and engineering, while highlighting McLaren’s history in Indianapolis, according to state officials.
“This new facility will be a catalyst for motorsport and business growth for McLaren Racing in North America. We are working hand-in-hand with Whitestown officials throughout the entire process, making sure we create an environment for hard work and excellence,” said Taylor Kiel, President, Arrow McLaren SP. “We look forward to having a new, class-leading home for our team with access to the state-of-the-art resources they need to compete for wins and championships. Investment like this just shows the excitement and growth around IndyCar locally and nationally.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation and the town of Whitestown are working with the company to finalize an investment offer in the form of a performance-based incentive package.
“I’m proud to support McLaren Racing’s growth in Indiana as the company creates quality careers and adds to our state's already vibrant motorsports industry - further solidifying Indiana's position as the motorsports capital of the world," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers. “The company’s focus on sustainability is squarely in line with the IEDC’s 5E vision for the future.”
The announcement came just days before Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist and Juan Pablo Montoya participated in the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
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