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Emma Gilmour announced as McLaren's first female driver

McLaren Racing has announced Emma Gilmour as the team’s first-ever female driver who will compete for the McLaren Extreme E team in 2022. Emma’s announcement follows a media engagement today during the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

McLaren will be the latest team to join the series in 2022, raising awareness of the impact of climate change, participating in Extreme E’s legacy programmes, and leaving a lasting footprint by engaging its fans around the world to take climate action.

TCS becomes title sponsor of Jaguar Racing's Formula E team

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organisation, has joined British racing team Jaguar Racing as title partner ahead of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

During this multi-year partnership, TCS and Jaguar will create a dynamic platform that will drive research and innovation while steering towards advanced concepts and electric vehicle (EV) technologies with the team now known as TCS Racing.

World's First Electric Two-Seater Race car being unveiled at COP26

Envision Virgin Racing, in association with Johnson Matthey, are unveiling the world’s first electric two-seater formula race car at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

The prototype electric racer has been conceived to help accelerate the transition to a net zero future and the advance to clean, sustainable technologies that enable the mass public adoption of electric vehicles.

FORMULA E TO SHOWCASE SUSTAINABILITY IN ELITE SPORT AT COP26

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will showcase elite sport’s role in achieving the Paris Agreement’s reduction targets at the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

As the only all-electric motorsport World Championship, Formula E creates a unique technological innovation environment for many of the world's leading automotive manufacturers including Jaguar Land Rover, DS, Mahindra, Porsche, Mercedes, Nissan, and NIO to fast-track developments from racing to commercial use on the road.

ENVISION VIRGIN RACING CONFIRMED TO EXHIBIT AT COP26

Envision Virgin Racing has teamed up with COP26 to encourage global action against climate change. The event – which is taking place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow – will welcome world leaders, businesses, and citizens from 31 October to 12 November 2021.

Envision Virgin Racing’s Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer Sylvain Filippi said: “As the world’s attention is on Glasgow, we are reminded that we have a global platform to showcase the true potential of electric vehicles as we compete in cities across the world.

McLaren and Gulf Oil sign multi-year partnership

McLaren Racing and Gulf Oil International have announced a new multi-year strategic partnership.

The deal will also see Gulf become the preferred lubricant supplier to McLaren Automotive, the luxury supercar manufacturer, with all of its cars to be filled with Gulf Oil and fuel optimised for high performance engines. 

To launch the partnership, the Gulf brand will be integrated into the McLaren Formula 1 team from the British Grand Prix 2020, with branding on the engine covers and wing mirrors of the team’s car.

Extreme E promotes gender equality with men and women racing in direct competition

Extreme E has announced that each of its teams will include both a male and a female driver, as the sport continues to promote gender equality in motorsport and a level playing field amongst competitors.

The all-electric off-road racing series, which is set to begin early in 2021, will ensure its teams are composed of one male and one female driver, all of whom will compete together in every two-lap race as driver and co-driver. 

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