FORMULA E – McLaren will replace Mercedes next season

A new Formula 1-sounding team. On Saturday, McLaren announced that it would buy the Formula E world championship team from Mercedes, in order to be able to extend the British manufacturer’s brand to the electric category of motor racing.

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« The move to Formula E not only reflects McLaren’s commitment to electric motorsport, but also the goal of accelerating McLaren Racing’s sustainability process and reaching a new, more diverse global audience, » delivered the brand in a press release.

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McLaren in Formula E next season after Mercedes team takeover


After Formula 1, Indycar, Extreme E and even e-sport, McLaren is launching a new challenge by replacing the title holder of the Formula E championship. The takeover, not yet finalized, should be definitively recorded in a few months according to the British firm.

No change of team leader

For his part, current Mercedes Formula E director Ian James will not step down with the arrival of McLaren : « I look forward to this next chapter for the team and I will be a proud member of it in this ninth season. Until then, we will focus on achieving the best possible results as a team Formula E Mercedes-EQ for the remainder of the current season. »

This is the second entry into this electric single-seater world championship after the arrival of Maserati for next season. This year, Formula E traveled to 10 countries around the world for a total of 16 rounds contested. Next season will also welcome an innovation with the arrival of so-called « Gen3 » cars, with more power.

As a reminder, other major motorsport brands are already part of the paddock, including Porsche, Nissan and Jaguar.

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05/11/2022 At 9:09 PM

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