David Malukas signs for Arrow McLaren on a multi-year deal

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Following confirmation earlier this week that Felix Rosenqvist signed a multi-year deal with Meyer Shank Racing for 2024 and beyond, Arrow McLaren confirmed today that David Malukas will be taking the Swede’s former car for next year.

2023 has been a challenging one for the 21-year-old. Dale Coyne Racing have struggled for pace in the main.

But Gateway proved to be kind for Malukas once again. He scored a podium finish for a second straight year at the venue where he secured his first rostrum appearance during his rookie IndyCar season last year.

The young American has impressed many with his raw speed in his two years in the series to date, even if he hasn’t been in the most competitive machinery. This step up to Arrow McLaren should provide the young man from Chicago the opportunity to test himself against the absolute best in the series, including teammates Pato O’Ward and Alexander Rossi.

David Malukas, Arrow McLaren Driver, said:

“I can’t wait to race in papaya next season. Arrow McLaren has been a threat to the top contenders all season long, and I’m excited to join the team and see what their Chevrolets can do. Pato and Alexander both know what it takes to win, so it will be fun racing alongside them and learning from them as well.”

Gavin Ward, Racing Director, Arrow McLaren:

“We’ve been extremely impressed with how quickly David has gotten up to speed in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. At 21, he’s already one of the strongest oval racers in the field and his competitiveness on road and street courses has been steadily improving. That speed combined with an excellent attitude and work ethic makes us thrilled to have him join the team.”

Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing: 

“David is an up and comer in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, and based on what we’ve seen from him so far in his first two seasons, I’m confident there’s a lot of talent we can extract from him through the resources we have at Arrow McLaren. Beyond what he can do on a racetrack, he’s got a great personality and we’re excited to welcome him to the McLaren Racing family.”