McLaren Racing showcased special livery for three of its Indy500 entry for the 2023 IndyCar season, where they are running four cars. 

McLaren Racing today revealed its special livery series for Arrow McLaren in the 2023 Indianapolis 500, which celebrates the team’s historic Triple Crown accolade as part of its 60th anniversary.

For the April 20-21 Open Test and Indy 500 practice rounds, qualifying and the iconic race itself  at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Arrow McLaren will field four Chevrolets, each carrying a unique commemorative livery to celebrate the individual race wins which comprise the team’s Triple Crown achievement.

The liveries for the No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolets were unveiled today at an open event for fans and media at the Lifestyle Expo, ahead of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The reveal was attended by McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown, Arrow McLaren Racing Director Gavin Ward, and Arrow McLaren drivers Pato O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist and Alexander Rossi. Tony Kanaan, who will pilot the team’s fourth car entry for the Indy 500, was the emcee for the event.

Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, said: “I am proud to unveil these iconic commemorative liveries, celebrating McLaren’s historic Triple Crown accomplishment for our 60th anniversary. They look incredible and I cannot wait to see our guys race them on track.”

Pato O’Ward (#5): “This ride is sick. With this color and a bunch of sparkle, it is special. My favorite part on the car is the vintage No. 5 – it looks old school and fast. The car looks lethal. I can’t explain what it’s like being on the grid at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the Indy 500. This race is a goal to just reach it, but another much larger goal to have the chance to win it. We have had a sixth, fourth and second, so there’s only one more spot to go.”

Felix Rosenqvist (#6): “To drive this Monaco GP winner from 1984, I can say that I think I have the coolest one. It’s such an iconic livery and for someone that is interested in racing, this one likely brings back some memories. It’s unreal that I get to jump in a car like this. With our trajectory the last few races at the Indianapolis 500, it’s going to be great to race with McLaren to show its diversity in racing disciplines through the years. We are ready to go.”

Alexander Rossi (#7): “The Indianapolis 500 is the largest single-day sporting event in the world, and it is the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ Super Bowl. Only 33 drivers get the opportunity to race in it each year, and it’s a privilege to compete in that event. To combine that with driving an iconic livery as part of McLaren Racing’s Triple Crown achievement and its 60th anniversary, as a driver, is a pinch-me moment. I hope to make small contribution to the history of this car and for Johnny Rutherford.”

[Note: The story is as per press release]