McLaren and Mercedes have signed a new engine deal, extending their partnership until 2030, as they prepare for the upcoming regulations change in Formula 1.
New Engine Deal for F1’s Next Era
McLaren and Mercedes have agreed to continue their partnership, with Mercedes-Benz supplying power units to McLaren until 2030, ensuring they will be partners during the upcoming regulations change in 2026.
Historic Partnership Continues
The new deal extends their current arrangement, which began in 2021, after previously working together from 1995 to 2014. Mercedes-powered cars have been dominant in F1, winning 114 of the 203 grands prix since 2014, including eight constructors’ championships for the factory-Mercedes team.
Implications of the Deal
McLaren’s CEO, Zak Brown, expressed confidence in their powertrains and the direction for the new era of regulations. The partnership between McLaren and Mercedes has yielded success, and they aim to continue fighting consistently at the front of the grid.
Competitive Landscape in F1
Mercedes-Benz Motorsport head, Toto Wolff, highlighted McLaren’s strong performances and emphasized the importance of transparent and equal supply to all customer teams in F1. The current engine landscape in F1 includes teams using powertrains from Ferrari, Renault, and Honda, with Red Bull announcing a partnership with Ford for 2026.