McLaren agrees to new partnership ahead of 2018 campaign - Iforsports

McLaren agrees to new partnership ahead of 2018 campaign

McLaren was handed a huge boost in its quest to improve on a disappointing 2017 campaign after it was announced that the team would partner up with Airgain, a global leader in wireless connectivity platforms, that will build on both companies’ reputations in leading-edge, high performance technologies.

Airgain may not have much of a past in Formula One, but it is believed that it will use its expertise in high performance antenna systems to drive technological advancement within the automotive sector.

McLaren Technology Group’s own skills will allow both brands to accelerate the wireless revolution that enables our increasingly connected world.

The deal struck doesn’t involve just Formula One, but in the sport, Airgain will contribute to the performance of McLaren Racing through integrating technology on-car, off-car and at the McLaren Technology Centre.

Zak Brown, executive director, McLaren Technology Group, said, “Airgain is a new brand to Formula 1 so we’re delighted they have chosen to partner with McLaren. The technology being pioneered by Airgain is leading the way in high performance wireless connectivity, both in the automotive industry and the enterprise and home environments”

“Airgain already partners with and supplies some of the world’s largest blue chip brands. Its pedigree in the design and integration of high performance embedded antenna technology will produce real performance benefits, both on and off the track, for McLaren and Airgain.”

Chuck Myers, who is the president of Airgain, said, “Partnering with McLaren is a strategic move that will build a powerful and mutually beneficial relationship. McLaren has a proven record of successfully applying its technologies to real-world business situations across a range of sectors. This partnership forms a pivotal part of our growth and expansion strategy.”

“Our expertise will help the McLaren team enhance its wireless connectivity capabilities, aiding its performance both on and off the track. Utilising the platform we have created with McLaren, we will co-develop engineering solutions to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

“Bringing together the best engineering minds from across the globe sits at the heart of our business. Our partnership with McLaren gives us access to truly world-class engineering experts who will collaborate with our own talent, enabling us to better support the hyper-connected world of the future.”

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