In addition to Formula 1 and IndyCar, in 2022 the McLaren he will also take on another very particular challenge. In fact, the Woking team will participate in Season 2 of the series Extreme E. This is the championship conceived and created by Alejandro Agag which sees mixed crews between men and women on board electric SUVs compete around the world – in places closely linked to environmental issues. Also involved as team owners are Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button.
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As a male member of the team, McLaren chose to focus on the 48-year-old Tanner Foust. The Denver native, who has also been a stuntman and TV presenter in his career, boasts four US rallycross champion titles (2019, 2012, 2011, 2010) and as many gold medals at the X Games (2013, 2010). , 2007), along with two Formula Drift championships (2008, 2007). “Being able to race for McLaren is every driver’s dream – stated Foust – and the opportunity to compete for the team in this groundbreaking series makes it even more special. The concept is unique and the challenge irresistible. It will allow me to draw on all my experience and skills and I will be part of a positive cause that addresses key issues for our planet and society “.
“We are thrilled that Tanner has joined the McLaren Racing family of drivers – he has declared Zak Brown – is a first-class off-road rider, with great experience and a winning track record. In addition to his driving prowess, he has a fantastic personality that will help us connect with new fans around the world and bring the Extreme E’s purpose and important messages to the fore. We can’t wait to announce teammate. of Tanner and our first female McLaren driver, to complete our line-up “.