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Adam Sinclair

Adam Sinclair

Adam has been a race fan since the first time he went through the tunnel under the Daytona International Speedway more than 30 years ago. He has had the privilege of traveling to races all across the state of Florida (as well as one race in Ohio), watching nearly everything with a motor compete for fame and glory, as well as participating in various racing schools to get the feel of what racecar drivers go through every week.  

Adam spent several years covering motorsports for Examiner.com., where he had the opportunity to see the racing world from behind the scenes as well as the grandstands. He invites everyone to follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, and looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm for all things racing with the readers of SpeedwayDigest.com.

Be sure to tune in for his sports talk program, Thursday Night Thunder, where he discusses the latest in motorsports news with drivers, crew members, and fans. The show takes place (almost) every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST on the Speedway Digest Radio Network. 

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After 23 races, the F1 teams have retired their helmets and headphones for a well-deserved break. Max Verstappen and Red Bull are crowned the champions of the 2022 season, but which were the biggest rule breakers of the year?

Casumo has analysed the full season’s data to reveal the most costly and penalised teams from 2022. From collisions and pit lane speeding to unsafe releases and driving scooters on track, this season has seen it all in terms of offences and the FIA hasn’t been shy in dishing out the penalties.

By analysing the FIA’s official documents, Casumo can reveal the F1 teams who have been collecting the largest fines, seconds and points this season and are able to crown F1’s biggest rule breakers. Can you guess who they are?

Aston Martin, Mercedes and Ferrari have the biggest fines for the season:

Team

Total Cost

Aston Martin

€ 36,600

Mercedes

€ 35,700

Ferrari

€ 35,000

Alfa Romeo

 € 22,500

Red Bull

€ 20,600

McLaren

€15,000

Alpha Tauri

€ 3,200

Williams

€ 2,500

Haas

€ 100

Aston Martin topped the group for fines, paying off €36,600, with Sebastian Vettel responsible for the majority of the fees.

His offences, however, are some of the most unique out of the whole paddock. Whilst he picked up €600 and €300 fines for pit lane speeding, and a €5000 fine for an unsafe release, the offences which cost him the most is for bad behaviour and riding a scooter.

Due to ‘behaviour during the Driver’ meeting’ at the Austrian qualifying, Vettel landed himself a €25,000 fine, one of the most expensive penalties on our list. He also drove a 

scooter on track within the five-minute window after P1 in Australia, resulting in a €5,000 fine.

Mercedes came a close second with a total fine of € 35,700, whilst Ferrari followed in third place with € 35,000.

How many collective penalty points were given per team?

Team

Penalty Points

Alpha Tauri

10

Williams

10

Aston Martin

7

McLaren

7

Haas

5

Mercedes

4

Red Bull

4

Alfa Romeo

4

Ferrari

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A talking point throughout the season, Pierre Gasley just avoided a ban after accumulating 10 penalty points for Alpha Touri. Gasley only received a warning for his latest incident of driving too slowly during the reconnaissance laps at Brazil, as he starts a new career with Alpine.

How many collective penalty seconds were given per team?

Team

Penalty Seconds

Alpha Tauri

62

Alpine

40

McLaren

30

Williams

30

Aston Martin

20

Alfa Romeo

20

Ferrari

20

Haas

15

Mercedes

15

Red Bull

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gasley’s actions also added to the penalty seconds accrued for Alpha Rauri, whilst even though Fernando had a 30 second penalty overturned for Alpine, they still finished second in the group.

 

 

Methodology

Data was collected from FIA's official offence documents and analysed accordingly, breaking up the data into fines and penalties by drivers and teams. Multiple fines were combined to give the overall cost over the last 13 races.

SPEED SPORT, one of America’s oldest and most trusted brands in motorsports media, has partnered with the television network development group, Obsession Media, and a consortium of motorsports and television executives who have more than 100 years of collective experience, to launch SPEED SPORT 1.

 

With plans to deliver over 400 live events and thousands of hours of the finest motorsports content from around the globe each year, SPEED SPORT 1 will debut in spring 2023 across FAST (Free Ad-supported Streaming Television) and traditional linear platforms, presenting all variations of motorsports competition, news, information, behind-the-scenes action, lifestyle programming and documentaries.

 

The development team, with backgrounds at ESPN, Speedvision, Speed Channel, FS1, NASCAR, MTV, Disney and MAVTV, came together to develop a television network dedicated to live motorsports that is designed for the world’s most passionate fans.

 

Dan Teitscheid (pronounced Tight-shy’d), previously with MTV, ESPN, Disney and MAVTV, has been named president and general manager of SPEED SPORT 1. 

 

“This is a unique opportunity to work with an unbelievably experienced and dynamic team of motorsports, TV and entertainment executives, all of whom have been directly involved in launching some of television’s most iconic brands. Together, we’re making SPEED SPORT 1 a one-of-a-kind network dedicated to live motorsports,” said Teitscheid, who is also president of distribution and development for Obsession Media.

 

“SPEED SPORT became known as the ‘Bible of Motorsports’ because of its in-depth coverage of all things racing, particularly under the guidance of the late, great Chris Economaki,” said Ralph Sheheen, president and co-founder, SPEED SPORT. “Now with SPEED SPORT 1, we’re bringing back the dedicated motorsports TV channel, complete with live content and racing highlights from around the world, covering the kind of events that made household names of A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. SPEED SPORT 1 is television by the fans, for the fans, and Chris would’ve loved it.”

 

“Our goal since taking over the reins of SPEED SPORT has been to turn it into a complete motorsports media company, and now we’re fully realizing that with SPEED SPORT 1,” said Joe Tripp, CEO and co-founder, SPEED SPORT. “Together with Obsession Media, we’re going to apply the same authenticity and passion that made SPEED SPORT what it is today, and create a true motorsports destination network that appeals to both hardcore racing fans and viewers who are new to the sport. Motorsports is enjoying a global renaissance and SPEED SPORT 1 will deliver the content, highlights and insight fans of all forms of racing crave.”

 

“The Obsession Media partners and investors have a long history in live sports, which is mostly missing from current FAST channel lineups. We are thrilled to partner with the expert editorial resources of SPEED SPORT to create the definitive live racing channel and to welcome Dan Teitscheid to our executive team,” said Nick Rhodes, CEO, Obsession Media. “We have invested in scaling tools to package multiple channel offerings and look forward to SPEED SPORT 1 building on the success of our first brand, Outdoor America.”

 

Roger Werner, an advisor and investor to Obsession Media, is the former CEO of ESPN and Outdoor Channel Holdings. Werner founded Speedvision Network in 1995 before selling it to FOX in 2001, where it became SPEED Channel. 

 

The starting grid for the 2023 Rolex 24 At Daytona will be determined by a traditional qualifying format during the Roar Before the Rolex 24, the Jan. 20-22 test session at Daytona International Speedway.

 

For the past two years, the grid for the iconic IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener at Daytona International Speedway was set by the results of a 100-minute qualifying race that took place a week prior at the Roar Before the Rolex 24. Qualifications for the 61st running of the twice-around-the-clock endurance race will continue to be held on Sunday of “the Roar,” but will return to the structure used at other WeatherTech Championship events, with teams competing in 15- or 20-minute sessions separated by class.

 

Rolex 24 qualifying is set to begin at 1:25 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 22, wrapping up on-track activities for the weekend, with the fastest qualifiers in each of the five classes receiving Motul Pole Awards. The 61st running of the Rolex 24 takes place on Jan. 28-29.

 

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 is flush with on-track action throughout the three days, including five WeatherTech Championship test sessions that will feature the first fully public appearances of the hybrid-based cars competing in the new Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class.

 

Also on the schedule are five test sessions for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the debut of the new VP Racing SportsCar Challenge, the multi-class, sprint-race series for Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) and GT4 (GSX class) cars. A pair of 45-minute races are slated for the new series, at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 and 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.

 

Activities for the Rolex 24 At Daytona race week run Jan. 26-29. Tickets for the Roar Before the Rolex 24 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona are available at DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com.

Robert Torres will join Future Star Racing for the 2023 F4 U.S. Championship. Al Unser Jr. stated, “We are very excited to announce Rob Torres as one of our drivers. He did a great job testing for us. We are expecting great results from Robert in the 2023 season of the F4 U.S. Championship.”

 

Torres previously competed in the F4 U.S. Championship in 2020, earning the “Hard Charger” award at Homestead Miami Speedway.

 

"I can honestly say I've never looked forward to anything more in my life so far than becoming a driver at Future Star Racing. This is such a beyond incredible opportunity for me and something I've been working hard for and praying for. I'm humbled and beyond grateful to be racing for Al Unser Jr. I look forward to improving through the season, scoring wins with this awesome team, and achieving the goal of winning the 2023 F4 U.S. Championship title and continuing the path to my ultimate goal of becoming an IndyCar Champion,” said Torres.

 

Future Star Racing has open opportunities in FR America, F4 U.S. Championship, and USF2000 for qualified drivers for the 2023 season.

 

Follow Future Star Racing and Robert Torres on social media @futurestarracing and at www.futurestarracing.com

 

Future Star Racing is an Indianapolis-based race team that empowers and improves young talented drivers to guide them to the next level. Future Star Racing utilizes years of winning racing experience and team members’ knowledge for their driver’s growth.

IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new era for North American motorsport begins today at Daytona International Speedway.

 

A two-day test session sanctioned by IMSA officially launches the Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class, featuring hybrid-powered prototype race cars. Nine cars representing four manufacturers – Acura, BMW, Cadillac and Porsche – will be on track over the next two days. Another manufacturer, Lamborghini, will join the fray in 2024, with the potential for even more to come.

 

“The official launch of GTP has arrived and we could not be prouder,” said IMSA President John Doonan. “With nine of the most technologically advanced and sustainable race cars in North America hitting the track today in Daytona and even more on the way, the market has spoken loudly. IMSA’s cost-effective, entertainment-driven platform is resonating with the automotive industry as a vital marketing tool.”

 

But why have these manufacturers committed to the platform? Because it’s high-tech, cost-effective and relevant to their electrification and sustainability initiatives.

 

The GTP prototypes on Daytona International Speedway’s high banks today are the most sustainable race cars competing in North America. Every car will use a single-source hybrid powertrain developed by IMSA and its partners at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and suppliers Bosch, Williams Advanced Engineering and Xtrac.

 

This hybrid powertrain system will be coupled with internal combustion engines using a VP Racing Fuels blend that will increase from 60 percent sustainable content initially. Eventually, the fuel used will be 100 percent sustainable, greatly reducing or eliminating greenhouse gas emissions.

 

In addition, IMSA’s official tire partner, Michelin, has identified motorsports as an area that will lead the company’s sustainability efforts through the use of new materials and technologies. Michelin Group is committed to 100 percent sustainability by 2050 and demonstrated its ongoing efforts to the industry during the 2022 Rolex 24 At Daytona event with its all-sustainable “Regen Lab,” showcasing a racing tire with 46 percent sustainable materials.

 

New regulations for GTP will require the double-stinting of racing tires – which currently contain more than 25 percent sustainable materials – thereby greatly reducing the sets of tires used over the course of the season.

 

IMSA’s leadership position in sustainability has long been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. The motorsports sanctioning body’s partnership with these agencies enters its 15th year in 2023.

 

This partnership led to the development and use of “Green Racing” protocols and recognized IMSA as a motorsports pioneer through the use of renewable fuels such as cellulosic E85, zero-sulfur clean diesel and Isobutanol. Looking toward the future, IMSA and its partners will continue to innovate and introduce new protocols and sustainability initiatives.

 

“IMSA has greatly benefited from the participation and activation of our 18 automotive partners and many other corporate partners,” Doonan said. “Our strength has been our ability to understand what is important to our partners and develop a platform that enables them to meet their objectives. The number one objective for most – if not all – of them is sustainability, and we will work together with them and our partners at the EPA, DOE and SAE International to continue and expand our leadership position in this critical area.”

 

The 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – featuring the competition debut of the GTP class – kicks off with the 61st Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29. 

The 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season saw the announcement and implementation of many significant steps to a more sustainable motorsports racing series.

Perhaps the biggest announcement was the strategic partnership with Shell where the INDYCAR SERIES will compete with 100% Renewable Fuel beginning with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding on March 5, 2023. In addition, all INDYCAR team transporters supporting the series, will continue with 100% Renewable Diesel as they journey from their race shops to all 2023 race venues.

The Firestone Firehawk race tire with a green sidewall made from guayule rubber debuted in August at the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. This scalable, sustainable and domestic source of natural rubber will be utilized in 2023.

INDYCAR is also continuing its path toward the introduction of a hybrid engine platform for the 2024 race season. This program is being developed through the collaboration of Ilmor, Chevrolet and Honda Performance Development. Testing of the hybrid motor has commenced and will continue through the 2023 season. With the introduction of the hybrid motor, the 2.4-liter engine will be paused to allow the innovative hybrid technology to be paired with the proven 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engines.

“We are most proud of the many advancements that the NTT INDYCAR SERIES has made in leading the motorsports world toward a more sustainable future”, INDYCAR President Jay Frye said. “The 2.2-liter INDYCAR engines supplied by Honda and Chevrolet have provided the most competitive racing in the world. The 2024 hybrid engine package will provide even more excitement with horsepower increases over the current engine.”

The 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season will begin Sunday, March 5 at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding. Coverage will be available on NBC and simulstreamed on Peacock. Coverage also will be available from the INDYCAR Radio Network with audio available on the INDYCAR App powered by NTT DATA.

Mark Robinson

IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Now that they’ve all run together in a proper, full-on test, the reviews are in on the new GTP cars. And the drivers like what they see.

 

Felipe Nasr summed it up best when he said, “They’re really bad-ass!”

 

Nasr was among the plethora of drivers who participated in the two-day test at Daytona International Speedway featuring all four manufacturers that will compete in the Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023. Teams representing Acura, BMW, Cadillac and Porsche ran day into night on the 3.56-mile road course, turning as many laps as possible and gathering reams of data in the final IMSA-sanctioned test of 2022.

 

The next time the four manufacturers will officially be on track together will be at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing from Jan. 20-22, just a week prior to the Rolex 24 At Daytona that opens the 2023 season and kicks off the GTP era.

 

Nasr was among the Porsche Penske Motorsport drivers participating in the test. The 2021 champion in the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class that makes way for GTP in ’23 is bullish on the new prototype class combining internal combustion engines with cutting-edge technology in an electrified support powertrain.

 

“I’m most excited about the GTP class in 2023 because it is a prime time for sports car racing,” he said.

 

Nasr isn’t alone. Other drivers who tested Tuesday and Wednesday at Daytona shared his sentiments, among them:

 

  • Colin Braun of the Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-06, who said: “You're going to have some incredible racing with the coolest, most sustainable cars in racing going to battle for 24 hours. What's not to love about that?”

 

  • Pipo Derani from the Action Express Racing Cadillac V-LMDh: “It's going to be fantastic for the fans, it's going to be challenging for the teams. And for the drivers, it's just a blast!”

 

  • Ricky Taylor of the Konica Minolta Acura ARX-06: “This new GTP car and this new class are so exciting because of the new evolution and technology. We're finally racing at the top, top level around the world. I don't think anywhere around the world can say they have such sustainability, technology, competition like we do here in IMSA.”

 

  • And Connor De Phillippi of BMW M Team RLL, who summed up his anticipation for the new breed of top-level prototypes in a few words: “Technology, excitement and just pure, pure racing.”

There is still a heavy workload to complete before the Roar and Rolex 24 next month. Manufacturers and teams worked feverishly at the test on issues inherent with the development of any new racing technology.

 

“Acura and HPD (Honda Performance Development) have been doing a really good job on developing this car,” Braun said. “It's a huge undertaking. The guys on the team have been working countless hours just trying to get everything prepared. We've got constant new parts, new pieces, new strategies, new things we're always working on.

 

“It's this big moving target of moving the needle forward in terms of progress and we certainly have been doing that. We've just been chipping away running through our test plan and it's been going great.”

 

Derani, who shared the 2021 DPi crown with Nasr when both raced for Action Express, said it is the same in the Cadillac camp. The GM marque will run three cars in the Rolex 24, with two prepared by Chip Ganassi Racing joining the Action Express entry.

 

“We're at this moment just having fun that we get to share the track with all the other manufacturers,” Derani said, “because it's a great future that the sport’s headed in a very good direction. But at the same time, we're now focused on getting our program ready for the Roar and thinking about the details that we have to control right now before thinking about other people’s programs.”

 

And while that temptation to see what the competition is up to is great when everyone is gathered on the same track as was the case this week, the need to keep that focus on your own program must take precedence. Especially with the debut race, the iconic Rolex 24, less than eight weeks away.

 

“Especially this year with where everybody is in development,” emphasized De Phillippi, who’ll be racing the BMW M Hybrid V8. “I think just focusing on your own and not getting sucked into the competitive aspect especially early in the race, trying to stick to your own program. … It's going to be about keeping it all together and performing at the end when it actually matters.”

With one of the longest-running relationships in racing history, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and NASCAR today announced a new multi-year agreement renewing Goodyear’s position as the exclusive tire for NASCAR’s top three national series. 

 

The agreement continues Goodyear’s designation as the “Official Tire of NASCAR,” as well as the title sponsor of the annual Goodyear 400, NASCAR’s Official Throwback Weekend Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway.

 

“From our manufacturing plants to offices around the world, racing is ingrained in our culture, and the importance of our relationship with NASCAR is reflected in the quality, performance and engineering we put into every Goodyear Eagle race tire,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president at Goodyear. “Our performance on the racetrack plays an active role in the success of the sport and inspires the development of our consumer tires, fueling our commitment to take performance and innovation to the next level.”

 

For nearly 70 years, NASCAR has served as a proving ground for generations of Goodyear Racing tire engineers, innovating, preparing and supplying tires that meet the most grueling and demanding conditions at the track. The unique technology that withstands and performs in race conditions also informs development and differentiates Goodyear’s consumer tires.

“Goodyear has been a trusted partner to the NASCAR industry since 1954, playing a critical role in our shared pursuit to deliver the best racing in the world,” said Steve Phelps, president of NASCAR. “For more than 25 years, Goodyear Eagle tires have been the only component that connects the stock car to the racetrack. Our continued partnership will allow us to push boundaries and innovate our racing product for generations to come.” 

Goodyear and NASCAR’s nearly 70-year relationship is built on shared values of competition and innovation. As the sport evolved, so have Goodyear Eagle race tires, leading to the introduction of new tire technology like the racing slick in 1972, the radial tire in 1989, the multi-zone tread design in 2013 and the development of the 18-inch Goodyear Racing Eagle tire used on NASCAR’s Next Gen stock car. Fittingly, Darlington Raceway – one of the Cup Series’ oldest active tracks – is also home to the Goodyear 400 and many of Goodyear’s milestones in innovation, including the brand’s first official NASCAR tire test in 1954.

 

Goodyear produces more than 100,000 tires for NASCAR’s top three series every year, and each one is hand-built by Goodyear associates in Akron, Ohio – Goodyear’s global headquarters. To learn more about Goodyear Racing, visit www.Goodyear.com/Racing.

Penske Entertainment and The CW Network announced Dec. 8 they are joining forces with VICE Media Group for “100 Days to Indy,” a first-of-its-kind broadcast series about the road to the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, the world’s premier motorsports competition.

Produced by Penske Entertainment and VICE Media Group, the six-part series will take fans behind the scenes to chronicle the bold and brash personalities of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as they begin the 2023 season and start their epic quest for racing’s greatest prize. “100 Days to Indy” will air on The CW Network in spring 2023.

"The Indy 500 is the most unique, exhilarating and engaging event on the planet,” Penske Entertainment President and CEO Mark Miles said. “It’s an unrivaled spectacle fueled by ambitious, fearless and captivating personalities. This series will give viewers an unprecedented front row seat as the racing season begins and the countdown to Indy accelerates. Ultimately, through the compelling creative lens and massive reach of both VICE and The CW, we will bring the world-class competition and drama of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to a newer and more youthful audience.”

The 100-day window is benchmarked by drama, intrigue and fierce competition from the very first race of the season all the way to the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500. For the winner, it is a life-changing experience, etching his or her name into the history books. This year, four-time Indy 500 winner and former “Dancing with the Stars” champion Helio Castroneves is eyeing a record fifth win but will face stiff competition from a rising generation of young talent all eyeing “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and its multimillion-dollar purse.

“100 Days to Indy” will showcase what it takes to compete at the highest levels and at the height of danger, while providing a window into the on- and off-track lives of some of the sport’s most engaging drivers.

“‘100 Days to Indy’ is a high-octane adventure grounded in emotional sports storytelling,” said Brad Schwartz, president, Entertainment, The CW Network. “Alongside our partners at VICE Media Group, Penske Entertainment and NTT INDYCAR SERIES, we have come together to deliver a series that will follow these champions of the racetrack and keep viewers on the edge of their seats.”

The compelling docuseries will be produced by multiple award-winning VICE World News, with Emmy Award-winning Patrick Dimon directing and Bryan Terry executive producing for VICE. The series will have a fast re-air on VICE TV and be supported across VICE’s global social media channels.

“VICE is honored to produce the first sports project with Nexstar and The CW since the acquisition and to bring this series through the checkered flag with everyone at the network,” said Morgan Hertzan, president, Global TV at VICE Media Group. “The team at the NTT INDYCAR SERIES has an incredible journey for the world to join, and VICE is looking forward to being in the driver's seat with them.”

The NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team has announced that Emma Gilmour and Tanner Foust will drive for the team in Extreme E Season 3.

Gilmour and Foust joined the team for its inaugural season in the series in 2022. The pair helped NEOM McLaren Extreme E secure its first podium, finishing second in the final round of the Extreme E Season 2 campaign, the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix in Punta del Este.

 

 

Gilmour, from New Zealand, is known for her vast experience in rallying, rallycross, cross-country rallying, and most recently competing in the first two seasons of Extreme E. In 2016 she became the first and only female to win a New Zealand Rally Championship event. She also won the FIA Women in Motorsport and Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) crosscountry rally selection in 2015. Emma is the first female driver to score a podium for McLaren, and also drove two rounds for Veloce Racing in Extreme E Season 1.

Foust is a four-time US rallycross champion (2019, 2012, 2011, 2010), has won four X Games gold medals (2013, 2010, 2007) and two Formula Drift championships (2008, 2007). The American also has a plethora of experience in stunt driving, ice racing, time attack and hill climb competition. 

Emma Gilmour, NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team, said: “I’ve had an incredible first season with McLaren in 2022. We’ve really grown as a team, and it was lovely to be rewarded with a podium finish in Uruguay! I’m excited to be staying with McLaren for 2023 and can’t wait to get stuck into some new races while educating our audiences about the damaging effects of climate change.” 

Tanner Foust, NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team, said: “It’s been awesome to be part of McLaren and Extreme E in 2022 and I’m thrilled to be racing again for the team in 2023! It’s been so much fun to race in some exciting locations with Emma and the team, while educating and inspiring sustainable action. I’m excited to see what 2023 holds.”

 

 

The NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team will be looking to build on their debut campaign in 2023, which begins in Saudi Arabia on 11-12 March.

Ian JamesManaging Director, NEOM McLaren Electric Racing and Team Principal, NEOM McLaren Formula E Team, said: “It’s great to be able to announce Emma and Tanner as our Extreme E driver pairing for next season. They have shown their pace, dedication and drive during the team’s debut season, and have been two driving forces in the team’s learning and development during that period. 

“Next season we are hoping to captitalise on the foundations we have put in place over the last year. Having Emma and Tanner remain with the team will prove invaluable as we will aim to stay on that upward trajectory as the NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team.”

Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, said: “I am delighted that Emma and Tanner will remain with McLaren for 2023. The pair have proven themselves to be strong teammates both on and off the track, which culminated in a second-place finish during the Energy X Prix. 

“With a season of Extreme E under our belt, I am excited to see how the team develops during 2023.” 

 

 

 


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