Immediately, McLaren Racing has introduced that it will likely be getting into the ABB FIA Components E World Championship subsequent season. McLaren gained’t begin from scratch because the British staff will purchase the Mercedes-EQ Components E Staff from its mother or father firm, Mercedes-Benz.
McLaren is hoping to transition the reigning championship-winning staff into their management easily. Ian James will stay as staff principal for the front-running squad. Although, it’s not clear who will race for McLaren. Stoffel Vandoorne is leaving to drive for the brand new DS Dragon-Penske manufacturing facility staff. Additionally it is not clear who will present the staff’s powertrain but.
Within the announcement, McLaren Zak Brown stated, “McLaren Racing all the time seeks to compete towards the most effective and on the forefront of expertise, offering our followers, companions and other people with new methods to be excited, entertained and impressed. Components E, like all our racing sequence, fulfils all these standards.”
Components E CEO Jamie Reigle didn’t hesitate to place McLaren alongside the opposite notable automakers within the sequence. He said, “From subsequent season and the beginning of the Gen3 period, the one place to see McLaren go head-to-head with historic motorsport names together with Porsche, Jaguar, Maserati and Nissan is within the ABB FIA Components E World Championship.”
It’s extra necessary to say that Components E strengthening its base of devoted motorsport firms fielding groups. These groups aren’t topic to the erratic whims of an automaker’s finances and are extra invested within the championship’s course. Alongside McLaren, DTM stalwart and former Components E groups’ champion Abt Sportsline can also be returning subsequent season. Andretti Autosport has confirmed its continued presence by agreeing to a buyer partnership with Porsche.
McLaren has expanded its racing operations past Components 1 and its buyer GT program in recent times. In August 2021, the British outfit acquired a majority stake in IndyCar Collection staff Schmidt Peterson Motorsports after a season as joint companions. This yr McLaren has additionally entered Excessive E, the electrical off-road short-course racing championship. McLaren positively see worth in positioning itself as a worldwide motorsports energy.