Mercedes-Benz and McLaren F1 agree powertrain supply deal

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McLaren Racing and Mercedes-Benz have announced that the McLaren F1 team will be powered by Mercedes-developed powertrains from 2021 until the 2024 season under a long-term agreement.

“This agreement is an important step in our long-term plan to return to success in Formula 1,” said Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing. “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.”

The agreement brings McLaren and Mercedes together as customer team and power unit supplier for the first time since 2014.

Andy Cowell, managing director of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, added, “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.”

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