The sign-up proposal that will last till 2023 for McLaren made Zak Brown, the CEO of McLaren “very pleased”.
With this deal, McLaren is expected to perform better with Mercedes engines at ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
New McLaren- Mercedes pact
McLaren has rejoined Mercedes to take engines from the German Automobile giants.
Their pact in Formula One meant the same deal that will be applicable in the case of Formula E too.
The American is concerned that his team, McLaren will have a hard time affording any sudden budget rise.
Nonetheless, Zak seemed pleased with the deal as this will help them fare better in the upcoming season.
BREAKING: McLaren Racing secures option to join ABB FIA Formula E World Championship grid for Gen3 era ⚡️
This agreement provides McLaren the option to enter the Championship as one of a maximum 12 entries for the 2022/23 season 🏁
— ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) January 11, 2021
The American businessman told Autosport regarding the new sign up deal, “The cost cap is mandatory for us, because as a racing team/manufacturer, we don’t have the depth of resources of a BMW or Mercedes or a Porsche, where if we budget X, and because people keep raising the bar, the price becomes Y.”
Brown further asserted, “What I don’t have is the ability to just go back and say ‘ah, I need another £15million’. We need to have total confidence that we can afford to race for the championship, and that those goalposts aren’t going to move on us.”
The 49-year-old also conveyed, “I’m very pleased with what I’m hearing, and the numbers that I’m hearing, but that will be something before we make a final decision that needs to be a done deal. What I can’t do is enter into a championship, any championship, that potentially has a moving target as a budget.”
McLaren Racing has signed an option to enter the FIA Formula E World Championship in Season Nine (2022/23), as part of its ongoing evaluation of potential new motorsport platforms.
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— McLaren (@McLarenF1) January 11, 2021
McLaren, the newbie at the Formula E circuit
With Mercedes already having their golden times at Formula One, the other contenders are also afraid of the same dominance here in Formula E. But as the sign-up deal lasts till 2022-2023 it will be captivating to see what the future holds for the British automobile giants.
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