McLaren expressed its desire to remain in Formula E beyond 2026, that is, in the Gen4 era. This was stated by Ian James, Head of the team, and Zak Brown, the brand’s Executive Director of Competition.
McLaren took advantage of Mercedes’ exit from Formula E after 2022 to take over its license and enter the Gen3 era with a fully established and successful structure.
“We are laying the foundations of the project. Our commitment is absolute. Formula E is, again, on an upward trajectory,” James stressed.
“I think if you look at the start of the season, the commitment there and the audience data, we are heading in the right direction. The calendar is also very strong, with long-established races and new cities,” continued James in words published by the Motorsport Week web portal.
Looking to the Future
James sees Gen4 set to be a significant step forward from Gen3 and from a racing point of view, a motivating factor for McLaren.
“We are a customer team, of Nissan, and we will continue this partnership until the end of this era. It’s too early to know what the next one will bring with Gen4, but we are getting more and more prepared as a team and we want to make our value even greater,” he added.
For his part, Brown does not want McLaren’s time in Formula E to be short-lived, as was the case with other top brands such as Mercedes or BMW.
The electric category wants to seal the commitment of the current teams to the Gen4 era and the British could be one of the first to make it official.