McLaren Racing announced on Wednesday that successful American rallycross driver Tanner Foust has been signed to race for the McLaren Racing Extreme E team that will make their race debut in season of the Extreme E, all-electric SUV series and speaking about the news, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown commented saying:
We are thrilled that Tanner has joined the McLaren Racing family of drivers. He is a top-class off-road competitor with a wealth of experience and a winning record. Alongside his driving prowess he’s a fantastic personality, who will help us connect with new fans around the world and bring the purpose and important messages of Extreme E to the fore.
“We’re looking forward to announcing Tanner’s team-mate and our first female McLaren driver, to complete our exciting line-up.
Tanner Foust commented on the news saying:
“To be able to race for McLaren is every driver’s dream and the opportunity to compete for the team in this innovative and imaginative racing series makes it even more special. The concept is unique and the challenge compelling. It will enable me to draw on all my experience and skills, while being part of a positive cause addressing key issues for our planet and society.”
McLaren will make an announcement on who will be their first-ever female racing driver at a later date.