The McLaren Technology Group has announced a multi-year partnership with wireless connectivity brand Airgain.
Under the terms of the agreement, Airgain will become an official sponsor of the McLaren Formula One team.
In return, the company will contribute to the performance of the British motorsport outfit by integrating its technology on-car, off-car and at the McLaren Technology Centre. The partnership also extends to McLaren Applied Technologies, which will see the two organisations explore the co-creation of wireless connectivity solutions.
“Airgain is a new brand to Formula One so we’re delighted they have chosen to partner with McLaren,” said the McLaren Technology Group’s executive director Zak Brown. “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.”
“Partnering with McLaren is a strategic move that will build a powerful and mutually beneficial relationship,” added Chuck Myers, president and chief executive of Airgain. “Our expertise will help the McLaren team enhance its wireless connectivity capabilities, aiding its performance both on and off the track.”
McLaren finished a disappointing ninth in Formula One’s world constructors’ championship in 2017, and will be hoping to see signs of improvement from new engine supplier Renault when they begin the new season at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on 25th March.