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McLaren to supply batteries for Formula E

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28/09/2016

Following today's meeting of the World Motorsport Council, the FIA has announced that McLaren Applied Technologies has been selected as the exclusive supplier of batteries to the Formula E Championship for seasons five and six (2018-2019 and 2019-2020).

The FIA had previously launched a tender for the exclusive supply of batteries for the championship, with the aim of implementing technology that will allow drivers to complete a full race without changing cars mid-race from Season 5.

At the conclusion of the tender process, and with the support of independent experts, the WMSC chose McLaren Applied Technologies, though the decision was made to limit the term of this agreement to two seasons in light of the ongoing rapid development of battery technology.

Commenting on the news, Rodi Basso, Motorsport Director of McLaren Applied Technologies, said: "We're delighted McLaren has been chosen by the FIA to be the sole supplier of batteries to Formula E from 2018 to 2020. Our new battery will almost double the energy storage, eliminating the need for drivers to swap cars during a race.

"As well as providing a global showcase for our sustainable technologies, this win provides another example of McLaren Applied Technologies' vision to work closely with series partners to do our bit to help make the fan experience quicker and slicker."

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1. Posted by Insane Reindeer, 29/09/2016 8:47

"Bugger! I was hoping that Porsche would get it! :-("

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