Mercedes-Benz to power McLaren F1 from 2021 onwards.

Mercedes-Benz to power McLaren F1 from 2021 onwards.

McLaren Racing and Mercedes-Benz announced today that the McLaren F1 team will be powered by Mercedes from 2021 until at least the 2024 season under a long-term agreement. The agreement will bring McLaren and Mercedes together as customer team and power unit supplier for the first time since 2014.

Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, commented:

“This agreement is an important step in our long-term plan to return to success in Formula 1. Mercedes is the benchmark, both as a team and a power unit, so it is natural we would seek to secure a relationship with the company for the next phase of our journey. This announcement reflects the confidence of our shareholders and is an important message to our investors, employees, partners and fans that we are committed to returning McLaren.
Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, said:

“Since the introduction of the hybrid regulations in 2014, it has been a cornerstone of our strategic approach to lead PU development with our works team and to deliver a benchmark product to our customers across the field. We are therefore delighted to expand our roster of partner teams and especially with a historic brand like McLaren. There is a shared history between the two organisations; and we look forward to achieving success together again in the future.”