May 26, 2022

McLaren Racing to Build State-of-the-Art, Environmentally Friendly IndyCar facility in Boone County

Today, during the inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown announced the company’s plans to build a state-of-the-art IndyCar facility in Whitestown, creating up to 175 new, high-wage jobs by the end of 2025.  

"Indiana's reputation as a leader in motorsports continues to gain speed with companies like McLaren Racing choosing to invest in our state," Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. "When Sec. Chambers and I met with Zak Brown during our recent trip to Europe, we were overly impressed that sustainability and adaptability have been the keys to their success. This aligns perfectly with what we are building here in Indiana.”

Headquartered in Woking, U.K., the company plans to invest over $25 million to build a more than 97,000-square-foot facility that will combine modern office space with technical areas, workshop space, logistics and transport areas, as well as a dedicated space for the team to practice pit stops. The building will also feature a gym with an emphasis on sports science, allowing employees to focus on physical and mental wellbeing on and off the track. The new facility will allow Arrow McLaren SP to run three full-time entries in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2023, with plans to expand the team in the future.

The futuristic facility will be focused on advances in technology and engineering, while highlighting McLaren’s history in Indianapolis. Construction is slated to begin in the fall with plans to open by early 2024.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation and the town of Whitestown are working with the company to finalize an investment offer in the form of a performance-based incentive package.