(Motorsport-Total.com) – Purple Bull has a satellite team with AlphaTauri, Ferrari is currently establishing a deeper connection with Haas – and Mercedes? With McLaren they will get a new customer team in the coming year. But there should not be a closer connection as in the examples mentioned, as McLaren managing director Zak Brown emphasizes.
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“It’s just a customer relationship,” he clarifies. “The team is looking forward to the partnership, and Mercedes in Brixworth (headquarters of the engine department; note by Purple.) Is looking forward to the partnership,” said Brown.
He looks positively on the future cooperation, which should build on successful times: “On both sides there are many people who worked together when they won races and championships. There are a lot in common with each other.”
“After all I’ve heard, you can see how well Mercedes is prepared to work with their customers – their communication, their timing, their well-oiled machine,” said Brown. “I only get feedback from the technical team about how happy they are and how smooth the cooperation is.”
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“While we are designing the car, a lot of communication is necessary. And everything I hear is positive,” he emphasizes.
McLaren and Mercedes have already been from 1995 to 2014 partner. Three drivers ‘championships and one constructors’ championship could be won during this period.