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Formula 1: McLaren VENTURES into Formula E with acquisition of Mercedes-EQ Team – Check details

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Formula 1: McLaren ventures into Formula E with Mercedes-EQ Team: McLaren makes its way into the ABB FIA Formula E all-electric world championship next year after acquiring the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team. Mercedes declared last year that they would leave Formula E toward the finish of 2022, before the presentation of the new ‘Gen3’ vehicle for the electric title’s ninth season. Follow Formula 1 Updates on InsideSport.IN.

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said, “McLaren Racing always seeks to compete against the best and on the leading edge of technology, providing our fans, partners and people with new ways to be excited, entertained and inspired.”

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Formula 1: McLaren VENTURES into Formula E with acquisition of Mercedes-EQ Team – Check details

“Formula E, like all our racing series, fulfils all those criteria. As with all forms of the sport, we participate in, Formula E has racing at the centre but will be strategically, commercially and technically additive to McLaren Racing overall. It is also satisfying to provide a home for the class-leading Formula E team that Mercedes has built, which will become a fully-fledged part of the McLaren Racing family,” added Brown.

“While run separately to our F1 and IndyCar teams, Formula E complements and builds out our EV racing programme alongside Extreme E. I firmly believe that Formula E will give McLaren Racing a competitive advantage through a greater understanding of EV racing, while providing a point of difference to our fans, partners and people, and continuing to drive us along our sustainability pathway,” concluded Brown.

As well as Formula 1, the McLaren marque as of now participates in IndyCar, Extreme E and Esports and has for quite some time been connected with a move into Formula E.

Formula 1: McLaren VENTURES into Formula E with acquisition of Mercedes-EQ Team – Check details

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The first provider of ECU for Formula E, and right now the restrictive battery provider for all groups on the grid, McLaren flagged its future goals when it marked a choice last year to take an interest in season nine (2022/2023) following a time of assessment.

Formula 1: McLaren VENTURES into Formula E with acquisition of Mercedes-EQ Team - Check details
Formula 1: McLaren VENTURES into Formula E.

Mercedes’ recently reported shock choice to pull out from the series toward the finish of the current season, in spite of winning last year’s driver and group titles, has ended up being only the open door McLaren was looking for.

Meanwhile, Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team head Ian James said he was glad to have the option to affirm ‘the next exciting chapter’ for the crew. However, once McLaren’s deal of their takeover of Mercedes EQ is done, McLaren says that ongoing group head Ian James will stay in his job to empower a ‘smooth transition’ into its new identity as McLaren.

Formula 1: McLaren VENTURES into Formula E with acquisition of Mercedes-EQ Team – Check details

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