McLaren has made its own place in the Formula E. The manufacturer of Woking, thanks to the work of McLaren Applied
Techonologies, won the bidding to supply the batteries of the
cars Formula E during the seasons 2018-19 and 2019-20. All in all,
it seems that the british brand has interest in expanding its presence in the
championship, to such a point that McLaren is very seriously considering enter the category electric with your own team or as a provider of technology associated with the train
motor. The own Zak Brown has stated that McLaren should have a greater
participation in the series “one way or another”.
“It’s great that we can demonstrate that we have a role
leadership and to show our competition in Formula E. In fact, we are
looking for ways to get more involved in the championship“ claimed Zak Brown
in statements to ‘Autosport’. The new head of McLaren also added
that there are different options to achieve this goal of bringing the
technology of the mark to the Formula E: “All options are on the table. From
boot a computer, to buy another or even join one already established for the development of other technologies within the Formula
E. Can we go beyond the technology of the batteries”.
The deadline to apply for a place as a supplier of units
power ended in February, although Zak Brown has refused to confirm or
disprove whether McLaren will provide engines to as of the season 2018-19. In
this aspect, it is difficult to say that manufacturers have taken this step. However,
Jaguar, Renault, Audi, BMW, DS, Mahindra, NextEV and Venturi have one or the other
form a presence in the championship. While it is understood that Audi and BMW have
given the step to be manufacturers in their own right, Mercedes got a
the first option to enter in the ‘Season Five’ of the event electric.