Zak Brown says there is no better time for Mercedes engine switch than 2021!

26-01-2020 12:15
by Adam Newton
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Zak Brown says there is no better time for Mercedes engine switch than 2021!

McLaren boss Zak Brown says that 2021 is the perfect time for McLaren to switch to Mercedes engines, given all the changes that are being made with the new regulations. McLaren will return to the German engine after spells with firstly Honda and now Renault.

McLaren made massive steps back towards the front of the field in 2019, finishing fourth in the constructors' standings and claiming a first podium since 2014 when Carlos Sainz grabbed third in Brazil.

Brown said according to Crash.net: “Everyone’s going to be in the same boat, in the sense of 2021 is going to be such a change from 2020 that everyone’s going to be starting from a clean sheet of paper – but we’re up for it.

“It’s one of the reasons we made an early decision, to give ourselves as much time as possible. I think 2021’s going to be exciting for Formula 1 and for the fans because when there’s a big change like that, someone’s going to get it right; someone’s going to get it wrong.

“The trend is to converge over time but I’m excited for the 2021 season – but also excited for 2020, of course.”

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