Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour have wrapped up their time with NEOM McLaren Extreme E following the conclusion of the 2023 Extreme E season. The British team has announced that they will not be continuing for the upcoming season of the series.
Since the outset, they’ve been part of the team, starting with the inaugural race in 2022. As teammates ever since, they clinched two second-place finishes and notably secured a fifth position for Woking’s in the overall standings of 2022.
In this manner, the pair earned their inaugural podium at the close of Season 2 in Uruguay. They repeated the feat at the Hydro X Prix earlier this year, securing a home victory for the team. Nevertheless, the time has come to part ways with the distinctive orange livery in the all-electric off-road series.
Bidding Adieu and What Lies Ahead in McLaren Extreme E
NEOM McLaren Extreme E will soon unveil its driver lineup for the upcoming 2024 season as part of an effort to bolster its position and make advancements in the standings during Season 4. Among their goals is the pursuit of their inaugural victory in an X Prix.
“As a Kiwi, it has been unbelievably special to have driven for the NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team for the past two years and to make history as McLaren Racing’s first ever female driver. It was amazing to race in some of the most extreme locations in the world, including Saudi Arabia, Chile, and Uruguay, and to come through to secure those hard-fought podiums. I’m grateful for the team’s incredible support and for the unforgettable highlights we enjoyed together. I wish everyone at McLaren Racing all the best”, Gilmour said.
On the other hand, Foust assures that “It has been an honor to drive for a team with such a great motorsport lineage as NEOM McLaren. It has been a privilege to compete for the NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team for the last two years, in addition to other opportunities with the Heritage program. I have had the opportunity to drive cars that I never thought I’d drive in my life, and the podiums in Uruguay and Scotland were a big highlight. I wish everyone on the team all the best, and I would like to thank them for the incredible support they’ve provided for me during the past two years”.