McLaren and Nissan officially announce a multi-year collaboration to compete in the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

McLaren confirms Nissan will provide the team with EV power train technology for the Formula E world championship

McLaren and Nissan
McLaren and Nissan
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McLaren and Zak Brown had confirmed earlier this season that they are considering to take part in the Formula E world championship. After the acquisition of Mercedes’ Formula E operation, it was pretty clear that it’s a matter of time before the Woking Based team took a step into what is considered to be the future of motorsport racing with the climate crisis and the sustainable racing seen as the way to go forward.

F1 has made its intention crystal clear about what it thinks about the climate crisis and has wasted no time to bring about a change to make the sport as sustainable as possible. FIA has pledged to achieve a pretty ambitious target of net zero carbon footprint by the end of 2030. This might be a little difficult to do but the road has been laid down for the sport to follow for the next 10 years.

Therefore this has presented all the teams with an opportunity to expand their reach and McLaren has been the first teams to grab the opportunity. The team from Woking had decided to get into Formula E with a view to increase its automobile sales too. There has been more good news for them after Nissan has agreed to provide them with power units for the 2023 season.

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McLaren confirms Nissan will provide the team with EV power train technology for the Formula E world championship

McLaren's CEO, Zak Brown
McLaren’s CEO, Zak Brown

Both the parties have been pretty pleased with this collaboration. Zak Brown after confirming the deal said, “As we are shaping the team for its first season as McLaren in Formula E, we are naturally seeking the best partnerships and opportunities on every front – with the technical aspect being one of the key areas.”

“Nissan have proven their knowledge, craft and commitment over the last four seasons in Formula E, and heading into the Gen3 era, we have full confidence that the collaboration will bring both parties much success.”

Tommaso Volpe, General Manager, Nissan Formula E: “We are proud to announce this multi-year deal with a great motorsports brand such as McLaren Racing. Our partnership begins next season with Formula E’s exciting new Gen3 regulations, which will see the performance of the all-electric race cars reach incredible new heights.”

This could be the start of good things for McLaren who have otherwise had a terrible start to their season in Formula 1. Hopefully this combination can bear them fruits.

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