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ANALYSIS: Why McLaren’s new Mercedes power unit deal made perfect sense for both parties

F1 Correspondent & Presenter

Lawrence Barretto
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 19: Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff and

McLaren have moved to securing their power unit future by extending their deal with Mercedes until 2030. F1 Correspondent Lawrence Barretto takes a look at why they’ve gone for stability…

McLaren had long been weighing up their power unit options for 2026 beyond, especially in light of the likes of Ford entering F1 in joining forces with Red Bull Powertrains, Audi making Sauber their works team and opting to create a new PU from 2026 and Honda returning as a fully-fledged supplier by making Aston Martin their works team.


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