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McLaren Racing and Mercedes-Benz Extend Partnership Until 2030: A Game-Changer for Formula 1

The Renewed Alliance Shapes the Future of Formula 1 under New Engine Regulations

McLaren Racing and Mercedes-Benz F1 teams have extended their partnership until 2030, securing McLaren’s use of Mercedes power sources under the new engine regulations set to commence in 2026. This agreement marks McLaren as the first customer team confirmed for the new era of regulations.

The recent extension of the partnership between McLaren Racing and Mercedes-Benz represents a significant commitment in the world of Formula 1. This decision not only reflects a strong historical collaboration but also a shared vision for future success under the new engine regulations.

Toto Wolff, the Team Principal of Mercedes, underscored the strategic significance of this partnership, stating:

“It has been a cornerstone of our motorsport strategy to work with strong customer teams. 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.”

In light of the extended partnership, Zak Brown, the CEO of McLaren Racing, remarked:

“Mercedes-Benz have been a brilliant and reliable partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team.

“The extension signifies the confidence that our shareholders and the wider team have in their powertrains and the direction we’re taking with them into the new era of regulations ahead.

“We have been successful together, both in the last three seasons and when they previously powered the team, so we look forward to the success to come as we continue our journey to fight consistently at the front of the grid.”

Andrea Stella, the Team Principal of the McLaren F1 Team, also expressed his views:

“We are pleased to confirm a long-term renewal of our power unit deal with Mercedes-Benz into the new era of regulations. 

“We have great confidence in Mercedes and our relationship with them. They’ve supported our journey back to the front of the grid so far, and the security and stability this partnership brings is vital in ensuring we remain on this upward trajectory.

“I would like to thank them for their collaboration so far and we look forward to the years to come.”

The renewal of this partnership not only cements a pivotal relationship between McLaren and Mercedes-Benz but also sets a promising stage for 2026.

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