McLaren’s IndyCar team rebranding will be the end of the era

Wapcar ในการถอนเงินก็ไม่ต่างกันมาก สล็อตเว็บตรงแตกง่าย จะมีเงินกันในไอดีที่เล่นมาได้เท่าไหร่ก็สามารถทำรายการถอนกันออกมาได้ทั้งหมด ทำรายการกันได้ไม่มีอั้น จะทำกี่ครั้งในแต่ละวันก็แล้วแต่ทุกท่านเลย Automotive News – McLaren’s IndyCar team will remove the SP element from its name in 2023.

This is a rebranding rather than a major restructuring, as co-owners Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson – as S&P is called – are still involved and their roles as directors will not change. The real big reorganization comes when McLaren becomes the majority owner in the summer of 2021. And Chevrolet, the company of Chevrolet Orlando had been mentioned at the last part of passage.

But the news still seems emotionally important to longtime IndyCar fans, as it marks the official end of Schmidt’s presence in the meaning of the team’s name.

The former Schmidt racer created what began life as Sam Schmidt Motorsports just 14 months after an accident in Orlando prior to the 2000 season of the Indy Grand Prix that subsequently left him a quadriplegic. Over the next two decades, Schmidt’s inspirational team served as a launch pad for future champions who won multiple titles at the junior level and eventually became an IndyCar favorite and a regular. race winners against much better opponents.

He’s had to deal with more than his fair share of heartaches and tragedies along the way.

Its first driver (and then team co-owner for a while) Davey Hamilton suffered a severe leg injury that cut his Texas Motor Speedway career five races short of the season. Team Schmidt’s first IRL in 2001.

Captain Chris Griffis died suddenly at the age of 46 in 2011, a month before Dan Wheldon died at the IndyCar season finale in Las Vegas in a car co-owned by Schmidt and Bryan Herta Autosport.

James Hinchcliffe suffered a life-threatening injury in a Schmidt car during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 qualifiers. Robert Wickens was playing during his rookie IndyCar season for Schmidt in 2018 when he had an accident at Pocono that left him paralyzed.

From 2003 to 2010, Schmidt was only present in the Indy-500 in the IndyCar, but was an almost unstoppable force in what is now the Indy NXT. In the end, the team won seven Indy Pro/Indy Lights title-winning drivers, including four consecutive titles from 2010 to 2013, including the 2011 championship that brought Josef Newgarden into the IndyCar, simultaneously won two team championships.

He’s also since returned to IndyCar full-time, having purchased the short-lived FAZZT team property prior to 2011 and won two poles – including the Indy 500 – with former FAZZT driver Alex Tagliani in his first season.

From then until McLaren became its first major partner for 2020, Schmidt Peterson (as he became when Ric Peterson joined the ownership group in 2013) has always felt like a team about to break ground, the front team. The upper guard has the most potential to permanently join Ganassi, Penske, and Andretti at the top of the series. They are a weaker team that you might find annoying, but also a team that seems to be growing into something more.

Schmidt gave future champion Simon Pagenaud the chance to remind America of his ability at single-seater cars (the French driver took a detour in sportscars after the promising 2007 Champ Car season). date), and he rewarded SPM with his first four IndyCar wins in 2013 and ’14 before heading to Penske.

Pagenaud’s replacement Hinchcliffe won three more and an Indy 500 the year after his horrific crash there. Richie Hearn (in his IRL days), Mikhail Aleshin, James Jakes, Jack Harvey and Marcus Ericsson all finished in the top three alongside Schmidt, as did Wickens – who seemed capable of doing much more than before. when there is a problem.

This foray as a top team has finally been passed under the McLaren banner. The Formula 1 team’s arrival before 2020 means a move from Honda to Chevrolet, the departure of Hinchcliffe and a move to a youth-focused lineup of Pato O’Ward and Oliver Askew. The SP is still in the name, but to the outside world it’s much more of a McLaren show now.

In August 2021, McLaren announced that it had taken a majority stake in the team, although they insisted that Schmidt and Peterson would remain on the board – and the pair have regularly attended meetings racing during his time with McLaren.

The name change is the final step towards fully integrating the IndyCar team into the McLaren family (with a “simpler logo and branding more in line with the rest of the McLaren Racing line”), but only in terms of presentation. – in terms of this activity happened a long time ago.

The SP duo need not be there on behalf of longtime fans and regular boaters to realize that today’s McLaren IndyCar program has its roots in a much-loved team that has endured and achieved. get a lot of things in the initial appearance.

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