Mercedes confirmed the contract with McLaren

Mercedes confirmed the contract with McLaren

September 28, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

From 2021, the McLaren team will switch to Mercedes power plants, the contract is designed for a period up to 2024 inclusive …

Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport: “We are pleased to see McLaren again in the Mercedes-Benz racing family. Our two brands have a successful history of joint performances, an agreement on the supply of motors is the beginning of a new exciting era. In previous years, McLaren managed to create a basis for their return to the top, and this was facilitated by the successful performance with Renault this season. We hope that long-term cooperation with Mercedes-Benz will be for McLaren an important milestone in their desire to enter the battle with the leaders of Formula 1, including our factory team. “

Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG HPP: “Since switching to hybrid powertrains in 2014, the key points of our strategy have been to gain a leading position in the development and improvement of engines and provide our customers with the highest quality product. We are pleased to see the eminent McLaren team among our Mercedes-AMG HPP customers. Our companies have a successful history of cooperation, we expect to achieve very high results again with McLaren. ”

Zach Brown, executive director of McLaren Racing: “The new agreement is an important step in our long-term program to return to the top of Formula 1. Mercedes is now a guide for everyone both in terms of the efficiency of the factory team and in terms of the quality of power plants, so we tried to enlist cooperation with them for the next phase of our development. Today’s statement emphasizes the confidence of our shareholders in the prospects of the team and serves as an important message to investors, employees, partners and fans – we will certainly return to the leading position in the peloton! ”

Andreas Seidl, Team Leader McLaren: “2021 is very important for our team on the way to return to the top of Formula 1. Now we have put together all the necessary elements to lay the foundation for a new successful era. “Renault will remain our valuable partner and worthy rival, we are pleased to continue cooperation with them this season and next year.”