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Brown admits McLaren could ditch Mercedes for VW power units

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has not ruled out the possibility of the British Formula 1 teaming up with Volkswagen in 2026, but he said they are for now committed to Mercedes. Following a six-year absence, Mercedes power returned to the back of the McLaren car at the beginning of 2021, guiding the team to five podiums, a victory and a fourth-placed Constructors’ Championship finish. This came after three years each with Honda and Renault engines, during which they achieved just one podium finish through Carlos Sainz in 2019. Red Bull, meanwhile, will be making their own powertrains after the departure of Honda from Formula 1 at the end of 2021. Honda powered Red Bull to 16 race wins since 2019...
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