ARROW MCLAREN SP - EXPAND MACHINERY PARTNERSHIP

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Arrow McLaren SP is announcing a new multi-year partnership with Expand Machinery. As an associate partner of Arrow McLaren SP, the Expand Machinery branding will be featured on the No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet piloted by Pato O’Ward, the No. 6 Arrow McLaren driven by David Malukas, and the No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet driven by Alexander Rossi during the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. 

Arrow McLaren SP represents three determined entities – Arrow Electronics, McLaren Racing and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – who joined forces at the end of 2019 in a strategic partnership with a clear aim: to compete for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship and the Indianapolis 500. 

The team secured two race wins during a successful 2020 campaign, alongside three pole positions and five podium finishes. Those strong results saw the team finish third in the driver’s championship in 2020 with Pato O’Ward, taking the fight down to the final race of the season in Long Beach.

Arrow McLaren SP is continuously looking to move forward in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES not just on the track but off. The team is committed to pushing the envelope on engineering and development to reach the highest performance possible. Our partnership with Expand Machinery allows us to achieve that goal with top-line machinery in house. They are a great part of the team.

— Taylor Kiel, President, Arrow McLaren SP

Drivers

Pato O Ward

PATO O’WARD

HOME TOWN Monterrey / Mexico
D.O.B. MAY 6, 1999
HEIGHT 5’8
DRIVER NO. #5
WINS 4
PODIUMS 21
POLES 5

Bio

Patricio “Pato” O’Ward was born in Monterrey, Mexico in 1999, beginning his racing career not long after, starting karting at just the age of six. Showing raw talent from an early age, Pato split his childhood between Mexico and Texas, before eventually moving to moving to France in 2013 to compete in the French F4 Championship. The next year he would return to the U.S. and start the Road to Indy ladder. This set him on a course to where he is today, driving the No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

Pato is full of passion for his sport, his family and his country. Being the only Mexican driver currently in the series, Pato taps into one of the most diehard motor sports fanbases in the world and has an incredibly loyal following both at the racetrack and on social media.

This following has only grown as the young driver finds success in America, winning the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2017, and more recently 2021, in additional to an Indy Lights championship in 2018. In four full seasons in the NTT INDYCAR SERES, Pato has racked up four wins, five poles and 20 podium finishes, including a career-best seven podium finishes in 2023. He’s finished in the top four in the championship three times in four seasons, including a fourth-place finish in 2023.

In addition to his Arrow McLaren IndyCar Team commitments, the Mexican will be a 2024 McLaren Formula 1 Reserve Driver now that he is eligible for an FIA Super License. He is a member of our McLaren Driver Development programme, which aims to support established professional drivers in other series, providing them with opportunities to gain experience in F1.

Pato made his maiden appearance in F1 machinery during post-season testing at Abu Dhabi in 2021, and he has also tested the MCL35M in multiple private tests. His competitive F1 debut for McLaren came around the Yas Marina Circuit in Free Practice 1 at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, completing 22 laps. He followed this up with his second competitive appearance in FP1 at the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, before returning to the track in the end-of-season Young Drivers test.

Off the track, Pato lists karting and fitness training as his hobbies and is a fan of chilaquiles and sushi. In 2024, he is teammates with Alexander Rossi and David Malukas in the team’s established three-car lineup.

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ALEXANDER ROSSI

HOME TOWN Nevada City / California
D.O.B. SEP 25, 1991
HEIGHT 6’1
DRIVER NO. #7
WINS 8
PODIUMS 28
POLES 7

Bio

Alexander Rossi was born in 1991 and grew up in Nevada City, California. He began racing go-karts by age 10 and it didn’t take him long to find success behind the wheel. By 14 years old, Alexander had won multiple national and international karting championships. Moving on from karting, Alexander made the jump in 2008 to becoming Formula BMW World Champion, winning the most poles and victories in series history.

At 17, Alexander moved to Europe in his pursuit of F1 and, at the time, was the youngest driver to hold an F1 Super License. Six years later, in 2015, he made five F1 Grand Prix starts for Manor Racing.

Alexander moved back to the United States in 2016 to race for Andretti Herta Autosport as a rookie in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. That’s where, in his fifth start, he won the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, coasting to the finish line without fuel. Alexander made the move to Arrow McLaren from Andretti Autosport, and over his eight seasons in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES has compiled eight wins, seven poles and 29 podium finishes. He was remarkably consistent in his first season in papaya, with six top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.

Alexander enters his second season in the No. 7 VELO Arrow McLaren Chevrolet, looking to build off his 2023 campaign with the team in which he finished ninth in the championship. Alexander is teammates with Pato O’Ward and David Malukas among the McLaren Racing IndyCar Team’s stable of drivers.

Currently residing in Indianapolis, Alexander spends his time with his wife and two dogs, while training in the gym and by cycling. He also is the co-host of a weekly SiriusXM podcast called “Off Track with Hinch & Rossi” and also has competed on the CBS show “The Amazing Race.” Alexander was the honorary chair of the tenth annual Rev event in May 2023, benefiting Indiana University Health Foundation and the critical work they do in the community.

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David Malulas

HOME TOWN Chicago / Illinois
D.O.B. SEP 27, 2001
HEIGHT 5’10
DRIVER NO. #6
PODIUMS 2

Bio

David Malukas was born in 2001 and hails from Chicago, Illinois. A first-generation Lithuanian-American, David acquired his love for racing at a young age from his father, Henry. David was racing go-karts by age seven and hasn’t looked back.

A multi-time karting champion, David began his professional racing career in 2017 competing in the Formula UAE Championship as well as USF 2000 Championship. Henry founded a racing team, HMD Motorsports (formerly known as BN Racing), and David began racing with the team in the Pro Mazda Championship series in 2018 where he finished fourth with three wins and six podiums.

David soon graduated to INDY NXT, where he quickly found success. After a sixth-place finish in 2019, David set a series record in 2021 with 16 podium finishes en route to a runner-up result in the championship. He had six poles and seven wins through the season.

David then joined the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2022, driving for Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports and was the highest-finishing rookie at the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500.  In two seasons with the team, he showed pace and potential, collecting two podiums on ovals. He finished 17th in the championship in 2023, including six top-10 finishes.

This year, David seeks to build on his upward trajectory in the No. 6 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet with three primary partners: NTT DATA, SmartStop and onsemi. David joins experienced drivers Pato O’Ward and Alexander Rossi as part of Arrow McLaren’s three-car lineup.

David resides in Indianapolis and spends time with his dog, a Cane Corso named Louie. David likes to stay fit by mountain biking, and in his free time he enjoys video games and staying up to date on social media trends.

Arrow McLaren SP High Level Stats

9 NTT INDYCAR SERIES wins

9 NTT INDYCAR SERIES pole positions

37 NTT INDYCAR SERIES podiums

3rd in 2021 Championship standings

Two Indianapolis 500 pole positions

Arrow McLaren SP Breakdown

9 Wins

Simon Pagenaud: 4

James Hinchcliffe: 3

Pato O’Ward: 2

37 Podiums

Pagenaud: 10

Hinchcliffe: 10

Pato O’Ward: 9

Robert Wickens: 4

Mikhail Aleshin: 2

Marcus Ericcson: 1

Oliver Askew: 1

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