BREAKING: McLaren To Compete In Extreme E From 2022
McLaren have just made the shock announcement that they will be competing to win in Extreme E from 2020
McLaren have just become one of many motorsport legends to sign up to the new electric motorsport Extreme E, along with the likes of Nico Rosberg, Jensen Button, Carlos Sainz Sr and Lewis Hamilton.
McLaren's CEO Zak Brown has said "From the moment Extreme E was announced, we have been closely following the progress of the series. 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."
Rather than be a statement of the company's future in automotive and motorsport it is simply McLaren taking the opportunity to engage in an innovative new form of motorsport to hopefully make a difference.
Their chief executive has said on this topic, "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."