SPORT NEWS – McLaren joins Method E

McLaren joins Method E

McLaren has confirmed its long-rumored intention to compete in Method E from the 2022-23 season.

The corporate beforehand signed an choice to enter Method E in January 2021, forward of an analysis interval, and says its determination to hitch the collection “displays McLaren’s dedication to EV motorsport however the intention to speed up McLaren Racing’s sustainability journey and attain a brand new, extra numerous world viewers.”

“McLaren Racing all the time seeks to compete in opposition to the perfect and on the vanguard of know-how, offering our followers, companions and other people with new methods to be excited, entertained and impressed,” stated McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown. “Method E, like all our racing collection, fulfils all these standards.

“As with all types of the game we take part in, Method E has racing on the centre however can be strategically, commercially and technically additive to McLaren Racing total. It’s also satisfying to offer a house for the class-leading Method E group that Mercedes has constructed, which can develop into a fully-fledged a part of the McLaren Racing household. Whereas run individually to our F1 and IndyCar groups, Method E enhances and builds out our EV racing programme alongside Excessive E.

“I firmly imagine that Method E will give McLaren Racing a aggressive benefit by means of better understanding of EV racing, whereas offering a degree of distinction to our followers, companions and other people, and persevering with to drive us alongside our sustainability pathway.”

By becoming a member of Method E, McLaren provides one other collection to its ever-expanding portfolio which additionally contains IndyCar, Esports, and Excessive E – which was the corporate’s first all-electric motorsport enterprise. It entered the off-road class in the beginning of the present season and completed its first occasion in Saudi Arabia in fifth place.

In Method E, McLaren will fill the spot beforehand held by the outgoing Mercedes group.

Mercedes received the 2020-21 groups’ championship and drivers’ championship with Nyck de Vries, and at present heads each championships once more this season, Stoffel Vandoorne topping the drivers’ desk.

Though the German producer received’t provide drivetrains to McLaren following its exit on the finish of the present season, its group principal Ian James will retain his position.

“Immediately’s announcement confirms the subsequent thrilling chapter within the improvement of the group,” stated James. “Since our inception in 2019, efficiency, sustainability and adaptableness have been the keys to our success. Mercedes-Benz have been the principle enablers for this group to this point and once we began this journey, we might solely have hoped for the outcomes we’ve achieved thus far.

“The corporate’s clear goals and technological experience accelerated our ambitions, and I want to thank them for being essentially the most supportive proprietor by serving to us to do what we do finest: racing. Now, as soon as once more, they’ve been instrumental in securing the precise associate to proceed our Method E journey.

“Changing into a part of the McLaren Racing household is a privilege: McLaren has all the time been synonymous with success and high-performance. This can be a nice second for all events concerned however, above all, for the people who make up this group. They’re what retains its coronary heart beating. With the ability to proceed working with them is what I’m most enthusiastic about.

SPORT NEWS – McLaren joins Method E


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