McLaren Set for Huge Announcement After Secret Media Event

Published 05/12/2021, 5:58 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 8, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris in action during qualifying REUTERS/Nacho Doce


According to some of the latest rumors, something new and exciting is brewing at the McLaren headquarters. Recently, a select number of journalists received an invitation to the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking. However, it seems that everyone was sworn into secrecy, and information is sealed air-tight.

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F1 journalist Jon Noble said, “Went to an actual real life written media event today at McLaren. Content from it is strictly embargoed for now, so lips are sealed…but something very, very exciting is coming. I can say no more (For Now)”.

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Further information also suggests that this Sunday will reveal those secrets.

What could McLaren be teasing the fans?

Already, there have been countless number of guesses about the automobile giant’s best-kept secret. This ranged from a new motorhome, to a new car or even a potential entry into a new racing series. There were even a couple of jokes that the Woking squad could have signed Rich Energy as a new sponsor.

Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 8, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during practice Pool via REUTERS/Nacho Doce

On a more serious note, some have suggested that McLaren could be entering a team in WEC or Formula E. With hypercars like the Speedtail and the Senna, the British automobile manufacturer could enter the endurance racing series. Meanwhile, Formula E has been rising in popularity, especially among manufacturers.

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The all-electric racing series has already enticed the big four German manufacturers – Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche. Other manufacturers include Jaguar, DS, Nissan, and Mahindra.

So, it would not be out of the realm of possibility to see McLaren throw its hat in the ring. With Audi and BMW set to leave the series next season, it would open up several new avenues. The British company could either tie up with an existing team or enter as a brand new team in its own right.

For now, the fans simply have to wait until Sunday for all to become clear. Additionally, the McLaren Formula One team will be looking forward to next weekend’s race at Monte Carlo. The team knows that the street circuit will be tough, but their new recruit, Daniel Ricciardo, has already conquered the track once, and will surely be hoping to do it again.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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