McLaren will compete in Extreme E from 2022!

11-06-2021 12:07 | Updated: 11-06-2021 14:36
by GPblog.com
General
McLaren will compete in Extreme E from 2022!

McLaren will participate in the Extreme E from 2022, a racing class in which Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, among others, are already active with their own teams. The Extreme E is an international off-road racing series that uses electric SUVs to race in remote parts of the world, such as the Amazon rainforest or the Arctic.

"From the moment Extreme E was announced, we have been closely following the progress of the series," said Zak Brown in a press release. "Our attention was immediately captured by the innovative format of this motorsport platform, in particular the opportunity it offers us to accelerate and drive our own overarching sustainability agenda, which shares the same priorities of decarbonisation, waste reduction, diversity and equality."

Mclaren comes to win

The McLaren chief executive stresses that it has no implications for the team's future in, say, Formula One. It's really a widening of the scope. "While Formula One will always be at the centre of our world, as will IndyCar and eSports, our participation in Extreme E complements the McLaren Racing franchise and will complement and help support all our programmes. We'll be up against big names we know well from F1 and IndyCar, but as with all the series we participate in, the race objective is clear: we're here to win."

Extreme E draws attention to the impact of climate change in some of the world's most remote environments, promotes the adoption of electric vehicles to pave the way for a low-carbon future, and offers a world first in gender-equal motorsport.

F1 TV Banner F1 TV Banner

Video player

More videos

Beluister nu de laatste Undercut Podcast over de GP van Monaco!

 

Check out the latest news

You will be logged out and redirected to the homepage