Felix Rosenqvist has been winning races and championships in a wide variety of cars throughout his career including being a winner and multiple pole-winner in the NTT IndyCar Series. Fresh off of his first oval pole position at Texas Motor Speedway for his Arrow McLaren SP racing team (AMSP), he spent some time with me before the 2022 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach (where he qualified fourth and finished in 11th after some tire degradation issues and getting hit by Alex Rossi). In the interview, he gets into the details of using a simulator and how that helps prepare him for going fast right away on the race track. Enjoy! NOTE: Rosenqvist loomed large in the silly season rumors as he was re-signed to a contract extension with Arrow McLaren SP. AMSP also signed Rossi for 2023 and perhaps Alex Palou. Where does that leave Rosenqvist? Possibly, staying where he’s at, moving to the team’s Formula E program or???

By Larry Mason Copyright © 2022 Larry Mason Felix fist bump Felix Rosenqvist gets a fist bump full of encouragement from the Firestone Firehawk just prior to the start of the 2022 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Felix T8 crop Is the sun setting on Rosenqvist’s IndyCar career with AMSP? A strong second half of the season so far has made that choice difficult for team management. . .   Felix Shoreline Rosenqvist qualified fourth at Long Beach and ran in that position early on putting pressure on pole-sitter Colton Herta, eventual race winner Josef Newgarden and last year’s champion Alex Palou. Felix fountain Life isn’t always a bed of roses in the super challenging NTT IndyCar Series. Trying to find your invisible apex through the fountain’s flower garden only adds to that challenge. Felix fountain2 Rosenqvist is certainly up to that challenge as you can see his right front tire halfway off the ground and clipping his apex point perfectly!  Felix T11 The twists and turns and competitiveness of the driver throughout the season in total will determine a driver’s future. Will Rosenqvist be back in this car in 2023? He’s fast and a proven race winner. Only time will tell. . .   Interview and photos Copyright © by Larry Mason