The NEOM McLaren Formula E Team is aiming to continue its strong start to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season at the Diriyah E-Prix this weekend.
In the season opener in Mexico City two weeks ago, Jake Hughes and René Rast took to the track for their first race for the newly formed NEOM McLaren Formula E Team, clinching 5th and 18th place respectively. This weekend, attention turns to the Diriyah E-Prix which, for the fourth successive year, is being staged as a double-header on January 27 and 28, racing around the historic UNESCO Heritage Site in Diriyah.
McLaren’s credentials in technology and innovation creates unique opportunities for both partners. Through the partnership, NEOM is accelerating human progress and its vision to become a global hub for high-performance sport, while developing an environment that attracts the best-performing teams and athletes to collaborate with NEOM.
As part of the partnership, the McLaren Accelerator is a key innovation and technical partner of OXAGON’s advanced and clean industries’ ecosystem and is set to become a founding tenant of its Research and Innovation campus when it opens in 2025.
"We are proud to welcome the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team to the Kingdom. The partnership with the McLaren Formula E Team provides great opportunities to share our resources and experiences to achieve exciting results on and off the circuit. We want sport and active lifestyles to be at the center of lifestyle in our unique region, with a high-performance sporting ecosystem that will entice world-class events and athletes to NEOM.’" - Neal Coupland, Head of Sports Partnerships at NEOM
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