And after all, when will McLaren announce whether or not it will compete in World Endurance FIA? According to the last update given by Zak Brown, CEO of the group, the decision should still take a little longer.
Earlier, Zak Brown said that the final decision on McLaren’s entry into Formula E and the WEC will be made jointly. However, the Woking team has already made it official that it will join the electric series championship – which will be possible thanks to the purchase of the Mercedes team, which will leave the division for good as a factory team from next year.
“We have not yet made a decision about the World Endurance Championship. FIA. We are championship fans. I think at the moment we need to fully focus on joining Formula E. I think with the way the WEC is playing, we are happy that we have time to make a decision – if we go into the 2024/2025 season.” brown.
“We have some changes in our car business that are very well known. I think if we were to go to the WEC, it would be connected in some way to our car business. So that will be something that we will need to make a decision on this year.
McLaren continues to expand its horizons in motorsport. In addition to Formula E, the Woking squad has already confirmed that it will have one more car for the entire 2023 Formula E season. indie: it remains to be seen who will accompany Pato O’Ward and Alexander Rossi.
In addition, McLaren began competing in the Extreme E category, electric off-road, from this year: with Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour. It remains to be seen, too, if the expansion of the historic English team will reach the Endurance World Cup bands.