McLaren Racing announced today that it has signed an option to compete in the FIA Formula E World Championship in season nine (2022/23), as part of its ongoing assessment of potential new motorsport platforms.
The option gives McLaren the choice of entering the Championship as one of the maximum 12 entries for the 2022/23 season.
McLaren Racing does not have the right to compete as a team in Formula E while McLaren Applied is the exclusive supplier of series batteries. However, with this contract expiring at the end of the 2021/22 season, the team can now consider participating.
McLaren Racing will spend 2021 continuing to assess the feasibility of entering the series against a set of established criteria before deciding to continue.
Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, commented:
“We have been watching Formula E closely for some time and monitoring the progress and future direction of the series. The opportunity to take an option on an entry, as well as the completion of the McLaren Applied supplier contract with the FIA at the end of Gen 2, gives us time to decide whether Formula E is suitable for McLaren as a future. competition platform. ”
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