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The Pit Straight: There’s No Crying at McLaren

Fresh off the news that David Malukas is now without a ride in the NTT IndyCar Series, The Pit Straight squad has set out to uncover the wider implications for the sport following Malukas’ release from Arrow McLaren.

Does McLaren’s decision to release Malukas after he missed the first four races of the season due to injury say more about the team than the driver? Will Malukas be given the opportunity to find his feet in IndyCar moving forward? If so, where? In hope of finding the sense of Malukas’ situation, Alex Gintz and Tom Blackburn try to pry the answers out from the jaws of conspiracy.

Whatever the answer may be, an examination of McLaren’s methods is warranted.

See also
Inside IndyCar: The Indy 500 One-Off Club

The Pit Straight is Frontstretch‘s open-wheel racing podcast, available during the racing season weekly on Tuesdays on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and right here on the web.

About the author

Alex is the IndyCar Content Director at Frontstretch, having initially joined as an entry-level contributor in 2021. He also serves as Managing Director of The Asia Cable, a publication focused on the international affairs and politics of the Asia-Pacific region which he co-founded in 2023. With previous experience in China, Japan and Poland, Alex is particularly passionate about the international realm of motorsport and the politics that make the wheels turn - literally - behind the scenes.

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