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Indycar: Drivers to Watch in 2024!

The Indycar series has proved to be one of the most entertaining in the world of motorsport in recent seasons, despite there not being a clear title battle. 

From several yellow flags to a drop of rain putting an event to a halt, it never ceases to throw up a few surprises. 


So today, we will look at 5 drivers from the World of Indycar that you need to keep an eye on in 2024!


Marcus Armstrong

Marcus Armstrong impressed in 2023, taking the Rookie of the Year crown and has been given a full-time race seat for 2024 at Chip Ganassi Racing. 

He has already completed the Indy 500 orientation test, completing 93 laps. 

He finished 20th overall in the standings last year, the highest of the non-full season runners and claimed the ‘Rookie of the Year’ Championship, with a best finish of seventh in Toronto.

He managed four top-ten finishes in Long Beach, Detroit, Mid-Ohio and Laguna Seca.  


David Malukus

David Malukus is making the switch to Arrow McLaren for the 2024 season from Dale Coyne Racing as he looks to add to his two Indycar podiums so far. 

He has had an impressive run in the series so far, taking those podiums in Illinois in back-to-back years.

His move to McLaren, replacing Felix Rosenqvist is a deserved one and with a strong team-mate grouping of Pato O’Ward and Alexander Rossi, he has got some great experience alongside him to take him to that next level. 


Pato O’Ward

Pato O’Ward continues with the Arrow McLaren team for another season. While also becoming a reserve driver for the McLaren Formula One team. 

With 4 wins and 20 overall podiums along with 5 pole positions, O’Ward definitely has the ability to challenge for the title. 

His best Championship finish so far is 3rd in 2021, with a fourth-place finish last season and in 2020, his first season with McLaren. 

O’Ward just needs to turn some of those podiums into wins if he is going to take himself further up the Championship order and be crowned Champion.


Alex Palou

The reigning Champion will be hoping to make it title number three this season but will face some tough competition if he is going to do so. 

Last season, racing for Chip Ganassi Racing, he took five race victories and a further five podiums out of the 17 races to win the title by nearly 80 points ahead of Scott Dixon. 

Palou would also take pole position for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500, setting a new pole record speed, before securing the title with a race to go at the Grand Prix of Portland. 

With the same team for another season, this consistency might just be enough to take the crown once again. 


Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin has been one of the surprise stars of the Indycar Series since his arrival at the 2020 season finale. 

He has improved year on year, taking a 14th-place finish in his rookie season, before finishing fourth in 2022 and then third last season. 

Four wins and 12 overall podiums is not a bad return for a driver who mainly raced in V8 Supercars until he joined the series. 

Like O’Ward, he just needs to start turning some of those podium finishes into race wins if he wants to challenge for the title.

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