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- NEOM will team up with McLaren Racing under the name NEOM McLaren Electric Racing to take on Formula E and Extreme E, driving innovation to the forefront of sustainable motorsport.
- McLaren Racing will become one of the founding tenants of the OXAGON Research and Innovation Campus, a city located in NEOM, a true base for clean, advanced industries.
NEOM, Saudi ArabiaAnd the 27 June 2022 /PRNewswire/ – NEOM today announced a strategic partnership with McLarenRacing. NEOM thus becomes the flagship partner of McLaren Formula and Team ExtremeE, and for the first time, two series of 100% electric car racing are combined under the NEOMMcLarenElectricRacing banner.
Commenting on the partnership, Nazmi Al-Nasr, CEO of NEOM“Our partnership with McLarenRacing complements NEOM’s commitment to finding lasting solutions and addressing some of society’s most pressing challenges,” he said. The partnership will allow us to share our collective resources and expertise to achieve valuable results, not only for our organizations, but also for the entire automotive and sports industries. NEOM is an economic engine for Saudi Arabia and will be a hub for innovative companies like McLarenRacing to conduct research across industries, incubate, collaborate, and bring new technologies to the world.
McLaren will collaborate with NEOM in many areas, becoming a founding partner of OXAGON, a city in NEOM that will in the future be a benchmark for clean, cutting-edge industries and will also be an innovation ecosystem. McLaren is based within the OXAGON Research and Innovation Campus, designed by international architects, Grimshaw. The campus will provide state-of-the-art facilities and collaboration spaces, accelerating the implementation and commercialization of ideas from laboratories to develop industries and products of the future.
Zackbrown, CEO of McLarenRacing“We are delighted to welcome Neom to the McLaren racing family,” he said. It’s a great way to kick-start our entry into the formulas and unify our electric racing series. We are pleased to introduce NEOM McLaren Electric Racing and work with NEOM to encourage talent and innovation. Our collaboration with OXAGON will allow us to make meaningful contributions to our Accelerator Program and help develop clean, cutting-edge industries.
Additionally, through a dedicated Accelerator program, where performance-based data can be translated into the culture and thinking of its partners, McLaren will bring its digital and analytics expertise as a technology partner to the Clean Manufacturing ecosystem and OXAGON.
Another important element of the partnership will be launched in 2023 when, in line with NEOM’s commitment to developing Saudi talent, McLaren and NEOM will create a dedicated program to incentivize engineers and students; Twenty Saudi graduates from the NEOM Postgraduate Program will participate in a one-year internship with McLarenRacing at McLarenTechnologyCenter in the UK. This performance and development programme, called the McLaren Way, will help unleash the performance and potential of all NEOM teams through a range of initiatives.
This partnership is part of NEOM’s ongoing commitment to achieving sustainable motorsport goals in both Formula and ExtremeE, with both racing formats competing in exhilarating races around the world. Building on the successful relationship between NEOM’s key partners in the Mercedes-EQ formulas, the NEOM McLaren FormulaEteam team will be formed through the acquisition of the Mercedes-EQ Formulas Team, which is set to close later this year, and will see the defending champion team to be incorporated In the McLarenRacing family.
NEOM was also the venue for the second season of the inaugural ExtremeE race that took place in February of this year. The race helped raise awareness of the challenges of climate change and the need to continue developing sustainable technologies for motorsport in the region.
Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in motorsports platforms in recent years, with the Sports Minister signing agreements to host Formula, Extreme E, Formula 1 and the Dakar Rally.
NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and embodies the vision of what the new future (meaning NEOM) will look like. It is a region located in the northwest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea, emerging from the land and intended to be a living laboratory, i.e. a place where the company’s spirit will chart the course of this new. future. It will be a destination and residence for those who dream big and want to participate in building a new paradigm of exceptional habitats, creating thriving businesses and reinventing conservation.
NEOM will feature highly connected cognitive spaces: cities of different sizes, ports and business districts, research centers, sports and leisure venues, and tourist destinations. This innovation system will attract entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies to innovatively research, incubate and commercialize new technologies and businesses. NEOM residents will embody an international spirit and embrace a culture of exploration, risk-taking and diversity.
About McLaren Racing
McLaren Racing was founded in 1963 by New Zealand racing driver BruceMcLaren. The team competed in its first Formula 1 race in 1966. Since then, McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 World Championships, more than 180 Formula 1 Grand Prixes, and 500 miles of Formula 1 races.Indianapolis Three times and 24 hours of Le Mans first attempt.
The team competes in the Formula 1 World Championship with LandoNorris and DanielRicciardo, the NTT INDYCARS Series with ArrowMcLarenSP drivers PatoO’Ward and FelixRosenqvist, and the ExtremeE Championship with EmmaGilmour and TannerFoust. McLaren will compete in the ninth season of the FIA Formula E World Championship in 2022/23.
McLaren was the first Formula One team to achieve the Carbon Trust standard in 2010 and Since then, it has held it on a semi-annual basis, most recently dating back to February 2021. The team was also the first F1 team to receive the F1 Sustainability Accreditation Award at the three-star level in 2013 as part of the FIA Environmental Certification, before Become one of the signatories of sport to the United Nations Climate Action Service in 2021.
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