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McLaren set to switch to Mercedes power in 2021

It is quiet in the F1 paddock in Sochi. The F1 circus has been flat out for the whole of the month of September with four races in five weekends, but beneath the surface things are bubbling away. The word is that there will soon be a major announcement with McLaren ending its relationship with Renault and moving to become a customer of Mercedes, its long-time partner in the 1990s and 2000s. The logic behind the move is pretty sensible. If you cannot have a factory engine of your own, the best thing to have is a customer supply of the best available engines. The team's relationship with Renault, which was agreed when McLaren needed an alternative to Honda, has been a step...
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