Mclaren are edging in the direction of a package with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes Company to provide their engines upcoming season – a relationship they trust could keep Fernando Alonso at The UK`s major Formula 1 team.
Word on the street is that McLaren will shed their existing power plant partners, Honda, after patience with all the Japanese manufacturers’ uncompetitive and undependable engines eventually ran out – a divorce that could cost McLaren £78million.
McLaren’s long-standing investor Mansour Ojjeh spoke in depth while in the paddock in Montreal prior to Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix to Mercedes’ Forumla1 ceo Niki Lauda and team principal Toto Wolff in regards to the new agreement.
The necessity to get a speedy solution is increased because of Alonso becoming out of long term contract at the conclusion of the season.
With Alonso presently on the annual earnings of £25m, that simply leaves an enormous financial gap. He could possibly take less cash or Ojjeh might pay for the two times world champion’s demands from his very own pocket. The price of renting the engines could be close to £10.6m – the cost of this kind of arrangements – or perhaps a comparable figure that the two parties are able to work out.