McLaren Racing today announced onsemi, a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies, as an Official Partner of the Arrow McLaren SP Team and its No. 6 Chevrolet piloted by Felix Rosenqvist, for the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.
onsemi is a leading semiconductor manufacturer with a global supply chain that delivers intelligent technology solutions to help customers create sustainable focused products that extend from vehicle electrification and advanced safety features to increase energy efficiency.
Arrow McLaren SP relies on onsemi components in critical hardware on its race cars, such as steering wheels, enabling a more efficient design, without compromising power and safety. As McLaren looks forward to the new hybrid powertrain, onsemi will continue to be a key partner as it builds a more sustainable racing environment.
This partnership unites two brands in alignment with their pioneering spirit. McLaren has a history of pushing the limits by competing in different race series and applying its technological innovation outside of motorsport, while onsemi thrives on being a disruptive semiconductor company, surpassing competition through a broad, solutions-based portfolio and premium experiences across industries.
onsemi will be the car title partner for Felix’s No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet for a selection of races in 2023, including the Grand Prix of Long Beach, Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Grand Prix at Road America, and the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. The onsemi brand will be represented on all three Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet cars and team kit throughout the full 2023 season.
Matt Dennington, Executive Director, Partnerships & Accelerator, McLaren Racing, said:
“We’re delighted that onsemi will be joining us to lead the identity of Felix’s race car in 2023. This partnership is crucial to our team, with onsemi’s technology ingrained in the Arrow McLaren SP race cars.
“Like McLaren, onsemi is determined to make a positive impact beyond its sector, making this a transformational union of brands both on and off the racetrack. We look forward to a successful partnership and joining forces in pursuit of the IndyCar Championship together.”
Hassane El-Khoury, President and Chief Executive Officer, onsemi, said:
“Our partnership with Arrow McLaren SP along with Felix behind the wheel, is a prime opportunity to reinforce onsemi’s commitment to automotive safety and efficiency, while demonstrating our superior power management and hyper-performance capabilities.
”Over the years, not only has racing focused on producing the fastest and best performance for the racing teams, it has also been a catalyst for disruptive, breakthrough technologies in safety and efficiency – many of which have made their way into the consumer market. This platform will enable us to push the next generation of advancements in sustainable automotive solutions and boost consumer adoption.”
About McLaren Racing
McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966, since then McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 world championships, more than 180 Formula 1 grands prix, the Indianapolis 500 three times, and the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt.
The team competes in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, the NTT INDYCAR Series with Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist, and the Extreme E Championship with Emma Gilmour and Tanner Foust. McLaren will compete in Season Nine of the FIA Formula E World Championship in 2022/23.
McLaren was the first F1 team to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in 2010 and has retained it since on a bi-annual basis, most recently in February 2021. The team was also the first in F1 to be given the FIA Sustainability Accreditation Award at a three-star level in 2013 as part of the FIA Environmental Certification framework, before becoming a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Commitment in 2021.
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