McLaren CEO Zak Brown says he backs Formula 1’s plan to cut down on teams bringing extravagant motorhomes to every race.

F1 managing director of motorsport Ross Brawn recently said he wants to get rid of the vast and flashy motorhomes teams currently bring to European rounds in line with the championship’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Speaking at McLaren’s 2020 car launch at its Woking headquarters last week ahead of the upcoming campaign, Brown said he is supportive of the idea to reduce the use of large motorhomes.

“The reality is we work out of temporary facilities more often than not and we adapt quite well,” Brown explained.

"The Singapores, the Mexicos, the Abu Dhabi, the Bahrains all have very nice facilities. China etc… So I think it’s something we’d probably be supportive of.

“We want to understand what will be provided by the circuit as some do a better job than others in what they provide us.

“We need to make sure we have enough space for our sponsor partners, for our engineers, for our team. And then I do think it is a differentiator of the racing teams.

“So I’d like us to have an ability if we move in a temporary facilities we can customise it enough so we can still differentiate the McLaren brand from other brands.

“But I think that can be done, so in general we like the idea.”

McLaren boasts one of the largest motorhomes out of the 10 F1 teams with the 'Brand Centre' it introduced in 2007.

 

Comments

Loading Comments...