PARIS, May 14 — McLaren is to affix the Formula E world championship from subsequent season by taking up the prevailing Mercedes group, the British model introduced on Saturday.
The acquisition of Mercedes — the reigning champions — is “expected to complete later this year”, in line with a McLaren press assertion.
It will broaden McLaren’s racing secure which already contains Formula One, IndyCar, Extreme E, and esports.
“The move into Formula E not only reflects McLaren’s commitment to EV (electric) motorsport but the aim to accelerate McLaren Racing’s sustainability journey and reach a new, more diverse global audience,” stated McLaren.
Earlier this yr, Maserati additionally introduced it might be becoming a member of the championship for the following season.
The Formula E world championship, launched in 2014, races electric-powered single-seaters in city centres. Starting subsequent season, it should host a 3rd technology of extra highly effective automobiles, known as “Gen3”. — AFP