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McLaren turned down 'strategic partnership' with Renault

Sep.29 McLaren split with engine supplier Renault over a disagreement about Formula 1 strategy, according to Cyril Abiteboul. "It was apparent that Renault and McLaren have different ambitions for the future," he said. The Renault team boss was speaking after it was announced at Sochi that McLaren will switch to customer Mercedes power in 2021. Abiteboul explained: "McLaren and us are fighting for fourth place. "We both have the goal to close the gap to the top teams. In our opinion, this would have been a faster process with a strategic partnership, with the motto: together we are stronger. "But McLaren did not show a great appetite for that," the Frenchman...
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