Tag Archive: Zak Brown

Oct 12

Phil Hanson signs for United Autosports in 2018

Full LMP2 programme for 18-year-old with United Autosports

Phil Hanson signs for United Autosports in 2018United Autosports have confirmed that Phil Hanson will join their race team for 2018, racing in a number of high-profile events with the team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

McLaren has ‘plan B’ if Alonso rejects new F1 contract

Brown confirmed there was a back-up plan in place

2017-06-09-14-55-44_1958McLaren executive director Zak Brown is confident keeping Fernando Alonso with its Formula 1 project for 2018, but has a ‘plan B’ in place should the Spaniard reject a new deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

McLaren Racing and Renault Sport Racing confirm partnership

McLaren-Renault is a partnership that will challenge for victory.

Renault Sport Racing logoRenault Sport Racing and McLaren Racing are pleased to announce they have agreed an engine supply partnership for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons. The deal will see Renault Sport Racing supply McLaren with Formula 1 power units, while also establishing a close working relationship with McLaren’s engineers and technicians. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

McLaren and Honda agree to conclude Formula 1 partnership

They will continue to compete for the remainder of the 2017 season

06 - McLaren Honda Formula 1 TeamMcLaren Technology Group and Honda Motor Co. Ltd announce they will discontinue their partnership for the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) at the end of 2017 by mutual consent.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

Ecclestone: It’s McLaren’s fault for Honda failure

“The Renault deal is all done. Alonso staying is super news.”

Zak Brown- Bernie EcclestoneFormula 1 chairman emeritus Bernie Ecclestone has pointed the finger of blame at McLaren for its split from Honda after three years of unreliable and underpowered engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Brown: McLaren can navigate any financial hit from Honda divorce

“We can’t afford not to be on the podium” – Brown

2017-06-11_1438As its divorce with Honda appears to near, Zak Brown says McLaren can navigate any financial situation it faces with a possible loss of funding from the Japanese manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

McLaren nears 2018 engine decision, will make final call ‘early this month’

“The best thing for McLaren is to make the best sporting decision possible, and in the business will follow suit” – Brown

2017-06-09_730McLaren executive director Zak Brown has confirmed that a final call on its Formula 1 power unit supplier will be made “early this month” as it looks to push on with plans for its 2018 car and end the ongoing saga surrounding its engine partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

McLaren Honda confirms Stoffel Vandoorne will race for the team in 2018 as planned

McLaren Honda is pleased to confirm that Stoffel Vandoorne will continue to race for the team in 2018 as planned

06 - McLaren Honda Formula 1 TeamWhen we announced at the end of 2016 that Stoffel would be a McLaren Honda race driver for 2017, we indicated that our plan was that he’d race for us for a number of years Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 13

Lando Norris to join United Autosports for Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

Multi single seater champion to race at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

McLaren-HoLando Norris to join United Autosports for Rolex 24 Hours At Daytonanda Young Driver joins United Autosports for American endurance race. Norris to partner Will Owen in Ligier JS P217 in January 2018 race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 30

New McLaren Group unifies McLaren Automotive and McLaren Technology Group with one winning future

 The formation of the new McLaren Group will underpin the continuing rapid growth of McLaren’s businesses and brand

McLaren logoThe new McLaren Group unites McLaren Automotive – a globally-renowned producer of luxury sports and supercars – with McLaren Technology Group which includes one of the world’s oldest and most successful race teams and a high growth technology IP and consulting business.

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Jun 14

McLaren admits Honda money no longer offsetting losses

“I think it just becomes a business decision”

2017-06-11_0901McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has admitted the team could be forced to make a ‘business decision’ and split from Honda because it can no longer justify the manufacturer’s investment when compared to its loss of prize money and sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

McLaren has ‘serious concerns’ over ‘lost’ Honda

“Honda’s working very hard but they seem a bit lost” – Brown

McLaren has ‘serious concerns’ over ‘lost’ HondaMcLaren chief Zak Brown says Honda’s decision not to introduce an engine upgrade for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix came as a late surprise which could lead to its partnership deteriorating even further. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 26

Sparco® & McLaren from real to virtual together

Sparco® joins McLaren in World’s Faster Gamer Competition

Fernando AlonsoNot only on track. Not only on cars. SPARCO® and McLaren, after over 20 years of cooperation, again together for writing another chapter in motorsport history. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 26

Formula 1 global fan survey results revealed at Monaco Grand Prix

Biggest marketing research project ever conducted in motorsport

Formula 1 global fan survey results revealed at Monaco Grand PrixFans of Formula 1 across the globe are optimistic about the future of the sport according to the findings from Motorsport Network’s Global Fan Survey – the largest ever conducted in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 24

Ron Dennis thinks McLaren Indy 500 bid is ‘pretty cool’

“Ron is Mr. McLaren in many ways and always will be”

Ron Dennis thinks McLaren Indy 500 bid is ‘pretty cool’McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has revealed his predecessor Ron Dennis is supportive of the team’s upcoming Indianapolis 500 endeavour, describing his feedback as ‘pretty cool’. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 19

Alonso impressed by Brown’s vision for McLaren

“I think also with Zak the biggest difference is the vision and the approach for the brand”

Alonso impressed by Brown's vision for McLarenFernando Alonso is impressed by Zak Brown’s vision and approach to leading McLaren despite its ongoing Formula 1 struggles, believing the American to be more open to new ideas than predecessor Ron Dennis. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

McLaren-Honda announces extension of Hilton partnership until 2021

This new agreement sees increased branding on the drivers’ overalls

2017-05-11 - McLaren-Honda announces extension of Hilton partnership until 2021McLaren Commercial is delighted to announce that Hilton has extended its Corporate Partnership with the McLaren-Honda team until the end of 2021.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 09

Johnny Rutherford returns to McLaren for the month of May

The 79-year-old Texan won the Indianapolis 500 on no fewer than three occasions

Johnny Rutherford returns to McLaren for the month of May 1McLaren-Honda-Andretti is delighted to announce that Indy 500 legend Johnny Rutherford will join the team’s IndyCar programme as its official ambassador for the month of May.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

Hamilton saddened by McLaren’s Formula 1 demise

“I really hope that they find their way back to fighting ways, because it would be great. They’ve not won a race since I left.”

“I really hope that they find their way back to fighting ways, because it would be great. They’ve not won a race since I left,Three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is “sad” to see former team McLaren struggling at the back of the grid, but is confident that it can bounce back once its power unit woes are resolved. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 04

McLaren and Logitech G team up for the World’s Fastest Gamer competition

Mclaren announces World’s Fastest Gamer – A Global Competition with the greatest prize in esports

2017-05-04 - McLaren and Logitech G team up for the World’s Fastest Gamer competitionMcLaren has become the first Formula 1 team to enter the esports arena, announcing World’s Fastest Gamer – the world’s most intense and demanding competition for virtual racers. It’s a contest that will see the winner offered the best job in esports – a role with the Formula 1 team as one of its official simulator drivers.  Read the rest of this entry »

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