As we speak, McLaren Racing has introduced that it will likely be getting into the ABB FIA Method E World Championship subsequent season. McLaren received’t begin from scratch because the British group will purchase the Mercedes-EQ Method E Crew from its mother or father firm, Mercedes-Benz.
McLaren is hoping to transition the reigning championship-winning group into their management easily. Ian James will stay as group 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 unit group. It’s also not clear who will present the group’s powertrain but.
Within the announcement, McLaren Zak Brown mentioned, “McLaren Racing at all times seeks to compete towards the very best and on the vanguard of expertise, offering our followers, companions and other people with new methods to be excited, entertained and impressed. Method E, like all our racing sequence, fulfils all these standards.”
Method 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 Method E World Championship.”
It’s extra essential to say that Method E strengthening its base of devoted motorsport corporations fielding groups. These groups aren’t topic to the erratic whims of an automaker’s price range and are extra invested within the championship’s route. Alongside McLaren, DTM stalwart and former Method 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 Method 1 and its buyer GT program lately. In August 2021, the British outfit acquired a majority stake in IndyCar Sequence group Schmidt Peterson Motorsports after a season as joint companions. This 12 months 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.