McLaren Racing has announced the appointment of Rob Marshall as technical director, Engineering & Design, for its Formula 1 team. He joins after 17 years with Red Bull Racing, most notably as CEO. Supporting Marshall will be Neil Houldey in the newly created role of deputy technical director, Engineering & Design. The pair will collaborate
McLaren Automotive and engine supplier Ricardo have announced a multi-year partnership to produce a V8 powertrain unit for the automaker’s next-generation lightweight hybrid supercars. The high-performance V8 engine will be designed by McLaren’s in-house powertrain team as part of the company’s Future of Performance strategy. The partnership extends the existing relationship between the companies, with
McLaren Racing has announced the formation of the McLaren Driver Development program, which will be led by former McLaren test driver, Formula 1 driver, and Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro. In addition, organizers also announced its McLaren Driver Development drivers as Arrow McLaren IndyCar Driver Pato O’Ward; McLaren Formula 1 Reserve Driver Alex Palou; and
McLaren Racing has announced it will enter into Extreme E, the all-electric off-road series that aims to use racing to promote sustainability and diversity, in the 2022 season. The team will compete in the five-race global championship next season, designed to highlight the impact of climate change in some of the world’s most remote environments,
McLaren Automotive has announced a strategic project to design and develop technology for the next generation of powertrains. Working with a number of partners including BMW Group, the project will develop new combustion technology that will deliver a higher output per capacity than currently possible.