“This is a vote of confidence in the championship” – McLaren has the option to join Formula E from 2022.
McLaren has secured the option to join Formula E from 2022, referred to as the Gen3 era. Two automobile heads BMW and Audi decided to exit the racing category. FE CEO Jamie Regal was pleased with the news Autosport.
It is a confidence vote in the championship.
Breaking: Option to join ABB FIA Formula E Tech Championship grid for McLaren Racing Second 3 era
The deal provides McLaren with the option to enter the championship as one of the maximum 12 entries for the 2022/23 season
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“They are going to do some work and evaluation on that in the coming months and then take a decision. If we can go from option stage to full confirmation, I think it will be very exciting. “
“We are delighted that McLaren Racing, one of the most prestigious names in motorsport, has acquired the option to join Formula E. McLaren. This has contributed greatly to the success of Formula E as suppliers of our Gen2 battery system.”
“We now look forward to working with McLaren Racing to demonstrate the sporting and business potential of Formula E and develop ways to elevate the series to a new level as part of our evaluation.”
McLaren Racing Boss Zac Brown on Formula E
The CEO of McLaren Racing spoke about the reasons for joining the category, highlighting the progress. In addition to F1, McLaren has also competed in the Indy500, with Fernando Alonso running it wildly.
“We have been watching Formula E closely for some time and monitoring the progress and future direction of the series. The chance to take an option on an entry and complete the McLaren Applied Suppliers contract with the FIA at the end of Gen2, gives us the necessary time to decide if Formula E is right for McLaren as a future competition platform is. “
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