Updated: Sep 8
Written by Hafiz Akbar, Edited by Bruna Brito
Iconic British car maker and racing team, McLaren have announced their commitment to race in Extreme E from the 2022 season and onwards.
The team with legendary status in the motorsports scene will open a new chapter in their quest to claim glory, having won the Formula 1 World Championship eight times. The Mclaren Extreme E team itself will be run by existing team members outside the Formula 1 scene.
This marks a great stride towards McLaren’s goal of net-zero emissions while simultaneously reaching out to a new fanbase and help grow the McLaren name even bigger than it already is.
Extreme E itself is a new motorsports series, with its maiden season in the scene taking place this year and with no predictions and knowledge of what the teams are capable of, it can be an interesting series to keep your eyes on.
CEO of Extreme E, Alejandro Agag, stated:“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Zak and the powerhouse McLaren Racing team to Extreme E, and it’s safe to say, we can’t wait to see how the team performs in its first off-road, electric racing debut. Season 2 just got very exciting!”
Meanwhile, Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing commented: “From the moment Extreme E was announced we have been following the progress of the series closely. Our attention was immediately drawn by the innovative format of this motorsport platform, in particular the ability it gives us to accelerate and boost our own overarching sustainability agenda, which shares the same priorities of decarbonisation, waste reduction, diversity and equality.”