McLaren Racing and Mercedes-Benz have announced that the McLaren F1 team will continue to use Mercedes-AMG power from 2026 to 2030, thereby becoming the brand’s first customer for the new 2026 power unit regulations alongside the works team.
McLaren has been powered by Mercedes-AMG since 2021, and in a previous era from 1995 to 2014 continuously; 2026 will therefore mark the 26th year of collaboration between the two brands.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with McLaren Racing to at least the end of this decade,” commented Markus Schäfer, chief technology officer and member of the board of management of Mercedes-Benz Group. “The long-term nature of this agreement reflects our shared trust and commitment to our future power unit strategy. Together, we look forward to building momentum toward 2026 and the beginning of another new era of an electrified innovative power unit design in Formula 1.”
“It has been a cornerstone of our motorsport strategy to work with strong customer teams,” added the head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Toto Wolff. “This has many advantages: it gives a clear competitive benchmark, accelerates our technical learning and strengthens the overall F1 business case for Mercedes-Benz. McLaren have been fierce and fair competitors since 2021, especially in the second half of this season. McLaren’s strong performances underline the importance of transparent and equal supply to all customer teams in the sport if we wish to achieve the goal of 10 teams capable of fighting for podium finishes.”
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