In formula E from next season

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McLaren Racing said in a statement that the team will: “enter 2022/2023. ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and will enter the Gen3 era in the innovative all-electric racing series. »

Formula E joins the McLaren Racing Formula 1, IndyCar, Extreme E and Esports portfolio.

The McLaren Formula E team will be formed by purchasing the Formula E team Mercedes-EQ, the team’s two reigning world champions, at the designers’ championship. Yen James will continue to lead the team, allowing him to move smoothly to McLaren after the end of the current season.

Zac Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, said:

McLaren Racing is always striving to compete with the best and latest technology, providing our fans, partners and people with new ways to be excited, entertained and inspired. Formula E, like all of our racing series, meets all of these criteria.

He continues:

I firmly believe that Formula E will give McLaren Racing a competitive edge by better understanding EV racing, while making a difference for our fans, partners and people and continuing to guide us on our journey of sustainability.

In short :

McLaren Racing has just acquired the Formula E team Mercedes-EQ and will start in the Formula E World Championship in 2022. Ian James will continue to lead the team, ensuring a smooth transition to McLaren after the end of the current season.

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