Hen joins McLaren’s Method E crew following getting rid of Jaguar seat

McLaren have signed Sam Hen for the 2024 Method E period, following the extremely-expert Briton missing his seat at Jaguar.

Hen has been racing in the all-electric powered sequence because the inaugural 2014-fifteen period and has only skipped 4 of the 116 eprix that have taken position throughout 9 seasons.

An opening appeared at McLaren a 7 days in the past when Rene Rast was verified to have remaining the crew following a unremarkable comeback period in the sequence. Rast finished the period thirteenth in the championship, earning the podium in the 3rd race of his return at Diriyah but then heading 10 races in a row with out scoring.

Hen will be aiming to be much more continually in the factors together with his new crew mate Jake Hughes, especially as he only has a just one-yr offer with McLaren.

“Becoming element of a crew with so a great deal heritage and status as the McLaren Racing family members feels particular,” Hen stated. “We know there is some get the job done to do in advance of Year ten, to guarantee we get to the place we want to be, which is at the entrance of the pack.

“It feels wonderful to be element of the crew and I just can’t hold out to kick off the period preparations, I’m tremendous determined and pushed to provide achievements with the crew in 2024.”

Hen drove for Virgin by means of Method E’s Gen1 period and the initial two seasons of Gen2, successful 9 races and ending in the major 5 in the standings in all 4 of the Gen1 seasons. His greatest marketing campaign was the 2017 period, in which he arrived 3rd in the standings with two wins.

Two a long time in the past he moved to Jaguar, and received on his 2nd get started with the crew. But he was overwhelmed by crew mate Mitch Evans in the standings and the up coming period scored much less than a 3rd of the factors from the yr prior ahead of lacking two races with a wrist fracture.

Despite the fact that he returned to variety this yr, the initial of the Gen3 period, by getting a few podiums in the area of 6 races, he scored at much less than 50 % of the races and together with a few retirements experienced two non-starts off. He scored much less than 50 % of the factors of crew mate Evans, and a 7 days following the period concluded it was introduced he experienced missing his seat to 2023 championship runner-up Nick Cassidy.

McLaren, Jaguar and its purchaser crew Visualize Racing now have their line-ups verified for 2024, though reigning winner Jake Dennis stays on at Andretti Autosport and Maserati have retained Edoardo Mortara. 6 of the eleven groups are however to formally title any motorists, a lot less than 5 months ahead of the period commences.

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