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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.
McLaren Racing will compete in the innovative all-electric racing series @FIAFormulaE from the 22/23 season. ⚡️🤩⁰
The McLaren Formula E Team will be created upon purchase @MercedesEQFE, in which the reigning champions will become part of the McLaren family. 🤝
– McLaren (@ McLarenF1) May 14, 2022
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.
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.
Great news! We will go to the race @FIAFormulaE 💪🧡 We are happy to involve this fantastic team in a new series of races, continue our path of sustainability and reach new fans around the world. pic.twitter.com/wnLj0Sl4Mz
– Zaks Brown (@ZBrownCEO) May 14, 2022
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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