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Zak Brown

McLaren assessing options for 2026 power unit supplier

The FIA recently confirmed six power unit manufacturers that will enter Formula 1 in 2026.

Zak Brown
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McLaren boss Zak Brown has suggested that the team could switch power unit manufacturers as they keep their options open for 2026.

The FIA recently confirmed that there will be six power unit suppliers including: Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull Ford, Alpine Racing, Audi and Honda.

Brown has allegedly been in contact with Honda over a potential 2026 partnership, while RacingNews365.com also revealed that the Californian has been in preliminary discussions with Cadillac should the General Motors brand enter as a power unit supplier in 2026.

Brown confirms McLaren assessing options

Speaking to media, including RacingNews365.com, at the MCL60 launch Brown confirmed the team is assessing the options as they gear up for the next couple of years before the regulation change.

"We're very happy with with Mercedes, we have some time to decide what we want to do in 2026 and beyond," said Brown.

"I think it's exciting for Formula One, that you have as many manufacturers coming into the sport. I think that shows the growth and excitement.

"It's something that Andrea and I are in the process of slowly reviewing, we're not in a big rush, we are very happy with with Mercedes. So we'll see how things play out over the next year or so before we need to make a decision."

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