The 24-year-old racer will pay homage to the Le Mans-winning McLaren F1 GTR at the Indy 500.
Arrow McLaren IndyCar Team driver Pato O'Ward is making a return on screen to showcase the British automaker's supercars. Previously, the driver took the McLaren 620R for a spin around the Willow Springs Raceway in California. Now, he is working his wonders on the McLaren 765LT Spider as seen on "The Challenger Spirit."
"The Challenger Spirit" is a one-minute video produced by The Outbound Life, a creative storytelling production company. The footage speaks about how important this spirit is for winning in life. Bruce McLaren and Ayrton Senna are said to have this spirit, which made them champions.
"The challenger spirit isn't really something you learn. You've either got it or you don't. It's something that's deep inside of you, driving to push you harder and go further than anyone else," said O'Ward in "The Challenger Spirit" video.
One of the maneuvers the 24-year-old driver did in the McLaren 765LT Spider is donuts just outside a donut shop. Powering the supercar is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine good for 755 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, which delivers an acceleration time of zero to 124 mph in just 7.2 seconds.
The video was posted ahead of the Indianapolis 500 this weekend, where Arrow McLaren will run different one-off liveries on its three cars in celebration of its Triple Crown. O'Ward's number five Indy race car will pay homage to the McLaren F1 GTR that won the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans by going full black.
His teammates, Felix Rosenqvist and Alexander Rossi, will run with liveries nodding to the McLaren MP4-2 (1984 Monaco Grand Prix) and McLaren M16 (1974 Indy 500), respectively.
O'Ward currently sits second in the NTT IndyCar Series championship, scoring 168 points heading into the Indy 500. He is also said to be a fan favorite of the season.
Aside from IndyCar, McLaren will also sport a Triple Crown livery at the upcoming Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.
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