Rosenqvist on the rise with new engineer and old buddy Lawrence

STREETS OF LONG BEACH, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - APRIL 16: #6: Felix Rosenqvist, Arrow McLaren Chevrolet, Pit Stop at Streets of Long Beach on Sunday April 16, 2023 in Long Beach, United States of America. (Photo by Richard Dole / LAT Images)

Felix Rosenqvist has been fortunate to work with some of the best race engineers in IndyCar. At Chip Ganassi Racing, he was paired with championship-winning technical director Julian Robertson, and after having four-time Champ Car champion Craig Hampson in charge of his Arrow McLaren entry last season, the Swede learned from yet another first-ballot hall-of-famer on the timing stand.

All of that changed for Rosenqvist in 2023 as his team expanded to three cars, welcomed Alexander Rossi to the program, and assigned Hampson as the Indy 500 winner’s race engineer. Left to start over, Rosenqvist wasn’t concerned as an old acquaintance, his simulation engineer Chris Lawrence, looked ready to step and take on the task of becoming a race engineer in charge of the new No. 6 Chevy effort.

Despite being new to the role, Lawrence has thrived, and together, the American and his driver — now in his fifth IndyCar season — have been among the most competitive and consistent p

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