Sport Zak Brown makes it clear: McLaren's focus remains Formula 1, not IndyCar
Formula 1 Commission: Engine freeze is to come, sprint races maybe
© Motorsport Images At the meeting of the Formula 1 Commission, various topics were discussed The development of Formula 1 engines is to be frozen from the 2022 season . The Formula 1 Commission decided unanimously at its meeting on Thursday. The idea originally came from Red Bull, in order to be able to continue using the Honda engines even after the withdrawal of the Japanese at the end of 2021.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown still has Formula 1 for his own team once explicitly defined as a clear priority, but further involvement in other racing series not ruled out: "Formula 1 is the most important activity in the McLaren world," said Brown on the sidelines of the: "In general, the focus is clear always on Formula 1. "
But: "We have successfully added the IndyCar to our program in order to also cover the North American market for our partners. We were able to get the title sponsor of our IndyCar team, Arrow Electronics, to work with us in Formula 1 as well", says Brown.
Alonso breaks his upper jaw -
operates after a bicycle accident The two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso suffered a fracture of his upper jaw in his bicycle accident in Switzerland. © Tim Goode / PA Wire / dpa The Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso had a bicycle accident. As announced by his racing team Alpine, the doctors in the hospital have successfully carried out a corrective operation. The medical professionals are satisfied with "his progress".
has a glorious history in the IndyCar series; The racing team from Woking in North America was already at the start from 1970 to 1979. During this time he won the Indianapolis 500 in 1974 and 1976 with Johnny Rutherford. Last year, McLaren returned to IndyCar with a full-time engagement through a collaboration with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Video: Formula 1 debut: Mick Schumacher "dreams" of podium (SID)McLaren involvement in WEC and Le Mans?
Most recently there were also rumors about further activities for McLaren. In the room, for example, there was a commitment in the sports car sector via the new LMDh formula, which will replace the DPi class in the IMSA series from 2023 and should also enable use in the World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Brown holds back on this; But he does not want to rule out such a program: "All roads lead to improving our commitment in Formula 1. WEC and Le Mans are interesting for us, but it has to be the right time, the right place and the right resources. [ ...] We want to make sure that we can invest everything in Formula 1 before we tackle other programs, "explains Brown.
After years of dry spell, McLaren returned to the road to success last year and finished the Formula 1 season in third place in the constructors' championship. This year, the Australian Daniel Ricciardo and the Briton Lando Norris will compete for the team.
"Really bad": Formula E video shows Alex Lynn's flight in Riyadh .
The video from a track camera reveals the cause of the termination of the second Riyadh race of Formula E 2021: Lynn out of hospital - Evans takes position on TV The image was not shown during the live broadcast on Saturday, but the reason for the abandoning the second race in the double header of the Formula E World Championship 2021 in Riyadh was not Jaguar driver Mitch Evans, but Alex Lynn , whose Mahindra bolide overturned in the course of a collision with Evans and remained lying with the