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McLaren open to Formula E involvement!


McLaren is investigating opportunities linked to an involvement with the burgeoning Formula E series, either as a team or as a supplier of powertrain technology.

The company's Applied Technology division is already contracted to supply the series control battery from the 2018/19 season.

Speaking to Autosport, McLaren boss Zak Brown said he was eager for the company to enjoy greater technology involvement "in some way, shape or form" in the FIA's all-electric International single-seater series.

"It's great that we're able to demonstrate that we're taking a leadership role and showing our competency there," Brown said.

"We are looking at ways to get more involved in Formula E.

"Everything is on the table from starting a team, to buying a team, to working with a team to further developing other areas within Formula E that McLaren [could] apply technology.

"We can go beyond the battery technology."

Any endeavor by McLaren to supply powertrain technology to FE for 2018/18 would require a it to submit a registration by next month.

"Formula E is going places," he added.

"It has its place in motorsport and being the motor racing junkie I am, as long as it's commercially viable and on brand, the more range the better."

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