McLaren to join Extreme E

The Woking team confirmed its landing in the electric SUV category from 2022.

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La Extreme E, the innovative all-electric off-road series that aims to use racing to promote sustainability and diversity, will add an iconic team in the racing world: McLaren, who will debut in the specialty at the tournament 2022.

McLaren Extreme EIn this way, the Woking team becomes the fourth structure linked to the F1 in joining the specialty since the English champions Lewis Hamilton y Jenson Button and the German Nico Rosberg they also have their own teams.

“From the moment it was announced we have closely followed the progress of this championship. Extreme E is breaking new ground in motorsports as a positive force in tackling some of the greatest challenges facing our world today and in the future. While Formula 1 will always remain at the center of our world, like IndyCar, our entry into Extreme E adds to the McLaren Racing franchise and will complement and help support all of our programs. ", he assured Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing.

McLaren's Zak Brown; and Alejandro Agag, head of Extreme E.
McLaren's Zak Brown; and Alejandro Agag, head of Extreme E.

“Having McLaren on board, symbolizing the highest level of automotive and racing innovation, is a great endorsement that what we have achieved in our first two tests of the first season, which has had a real impact on motorsport. We already have General Motors with Hummer and we also have the Volkswagen Group through Cupra. We know that other manufacturers are looking forward to our championship ", he claimed Alexander Agag, responsible for the category.

Currently Extreme E has nine teams so McLaren will be the tenth. There are still two places available to cover the capacity of 12 that has the pageant.

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