McLaren F1 Tease a Huge Announcement, What Could It Be?

Published 08/11/2021, 8:50 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris celebrates with his team after finishing in third place Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna


McLaren are about to drop a huge announcement, and many are speculating it could be related to their acquisition of the McLaren SP. Could we see our favorite F1 drivers, Daniel Ricciardo or Lando Norris behind the wheel of an IndyCar?

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Well, we will just have to wait and find out.

McLaren are set to make a huge announcer after their recent takeover

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When the Woking-based outfit acquired a 75% stake in McLaren SP, many were speculating the opportunity this opens for the F1 drivers to compete in the championship.

They took to Twitter to tease their followers, saying, “We’d like you to meet a new member of the McLaren family… Today, 15:00 BST.⏳👀”

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What does Zak Brown say about the acquisition?

Zak Brown, McLaren‘s CEO, wants to help the Woking-based outfit grow, and them joining hands with IndyCar is a declaration of their ambition in the motorsport world.

Speaking about their aims in the series, Brown, as quoted by Autosport, said, “When you look to invest in a racing team, you look at its leadership, and I think Taylor’s done an outstanding job, so I think our job now is to give him and the team additional resources on and off the track to find another couple of tenths.

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Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – McLaren Chief Executive Officer Zak Brown during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

“I think the racing team is doing really really well, and hopefully we can help turbocharge and accelerate its growth. We would like to run another car in ’23 – possibly in ’22 if we can find the right combination. We very much look at the way Penske goes racing with all of their cars capable of winning, and that’s what we want to emulate.

“So if we can put that together for 2022, we certainly will, but we’ll definitely put it together for 2023,” Brown concluded.

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Well, one thing is for sure, whatever this announcement is, McLaren have surely got fans on the edge of their seats. With the papaya team set to enter new racing series, their fans a lot of action ahead of them.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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