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McLaren never considered own engine, or Ferrari, for 2021

McLaren says it never considered manufacturing its own engine, or aligning with Ferrari, when it was searching for a 2021 power unit deal. It was announced during the build-up to the Russian Grand Prix that McLaren will renew its Mercedes partnership from 2021, once its three-year Renault deal expires. But there was never a desire to seek a relationship with Ferrari, or to produce its own engines in-house. “Obviously the Ferrari engine looks extremely strong at the moment,” acknowledged McLaren chief Zak Brown. “But when you look at the commitment of Mercedes-Benz and where they have been, also as a race team, which is a great yardstick for us, we’ve not considered...
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