Zak Brown

McLaren’s Zak Brown: Colton Herta could be ‘in with a shot’ for F1 seat

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has revealed what it would take for IndyCar ace Colton Herta to be considered for a Formula 1 seat. The Andretti Autosport driver, 22, is testing the McLaren F1 car this year, and has found himself at the center of conversations about who the next American F1 driver will be. “We have a testing program now so we’re going to be taking it seriously,” Brown, who hails from Los Angeles, told the Post at the Miami Grand Prix. “Colton has to be super fast, fun and enjoyable to work with, and he has to be very...
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Zak Brown Already Celebrating Success of F1 Miami Grand Prix

Zak Brown has been one of the biggest proponents of expanding Formula 1’s footprint in the U.S. F1 races in North America could soon make up nearly one-quarter of F1’s schedule. With the addition of Vegas next season F1 will have three races in America. You can’t blame...
The Independent

Daniel Ricciardo: ‘No rush’ over McLaren driver’s future as Zak Brown provides update on plans

Daniel Ricciardo’s future beyond next year is undecided, with McLaren CEO Zak Brown adamant there is “no rush” to secure the Australian to a long-term deal.Ricciardo, who is tied down until the end of the 2023, has managed to improve on what was a disappointing debut season after switching from Renault in 2021.The 32-year-old is currently 11th in the drivers’ championship, with 11 points, including a best finish of sixth in Melbourne.But after four races, Ricciardo is still well behind teammate Lando Norris, who is sixth on 35 points, having extended his contract to the end of 2025.But Brown admits...
Financial World

McLaren boss Zak Brown says Miami GP will bring Super Bowl vibe to F1

Ahead of next week’s Miami GP, McLaren Boss Zak Brown has branded the event as an F1 version of Super Bowl which would highly likely to create a scintillating vibrance and huge fan buzz with celebrities clamoring for the spiciest tickets. The American said in an interview with a...
The Ringer

McLaren CEO Zak Brown, Plus F1 News and Notes

Kevin Clark is joined by McLaren CEO Zak Brown to discuss the new racing series Extreme E, adjustments McLaren and other teams are making three races into the schedule, how regulations are affecting racing thus far, and the “Americanization” of F1 (1:30). Later, Juliet Litman joins to break down recent F1 news, from Italy seizing Mazepin properties to Max Verstappen having an escape clause in his contract (17:54).

McLaren F1 Boss Zak Brown Wants Pato O'Ward to 'Focus on IndyCar'

McLaren F1 boss Zak Brown pumped the brakes on Friday in Bahrain when a press discussion turned to the possibility of IndyCar stars Colton Herta or Pato O'Ward showing up on a Formula 1 grid one day. Herta, who drives an Indy car for Andretti Autosport with Curb-Agajanian, was signed...
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Insider: Pato O’Ward’s been raising questions about future but Zak Brown holds the power

Despite reports to the contrary and additional unclear, circuitous quotes about his motorsports future made Wednesday during an IndyCar Zoom call, there’s no indication Pato O’Ward’s immediate future lies anywhere but his current home in the No. 5 Chevy at Arrow McLaren SP.   The young Mexican IndyCar star raised eyebrows last month...

When Zak Brown joined McLaren: 'They said you're not leaving without doing a deal'

McLaren team boss Zak Brown has described the moment he was persuaded to join the team, saying the late lead shareholder Mansour Ojjeh and the other board members “weren’t leaving without a deal.”. Brown – a former racing driver who then who made his fortune in setting up,...

Podcast: Zak Brown, My big break

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown is on a mission to return the Formula 1 team to title-winning form, while at the same time seeking success in IndyCar, Extreme E and at Le Mans. In Motor Sport’s latest My big break podcast, he tells Chris Medland about the moments that took him from growing up as a racing fan in California, to joining a select club of F1 team bosses.
Financial World

Lewis Hamilton’s F1 career could be done after UAE result: McLaren's Zak Brown

Chief of McLaren Racing Ltd., the Woking, UK-based British motor racing team, said to reporters on Wednesday that the Formula One Flying-coffin Lewis Hamilton, who had had a career on McLaren between 2007 and 2012 and currently races for Mercedes, might not stay in sports after a contentious defeat in Abu Dhabi last month, becoming the latest to raise voice for the F1 flaming-rod over a growing uproar on his shocking defeat.

McLaren have talked with VW Group, says Zak Brown

McLaren have talked with the Volkswagen Group, whose Audi and Porsche brands have been linked to future Formula One entry, but nothing has been agreed, according to team boss Zak Brown. German newspaper F.A.Z. has reported that Volkswagen's supervisory board will decide at the end of February whether both Audi...

Zak Brown: McLaren boss says no sprint events in 2022 a possibility

Formula 1 is in danger of not having any sprint events this year as a result of a stand-off over money, says McLaren boss Zak Brown. F1 had an agreement in principle from the teams to increase the number of sprints from three to six in 2022. But eight out...

'Ridiculous' demands show F1 teams have too much power, says McLaren boss Zak Brown

Last month, Zak Brown was supposed to host a bit of a season debrief at the McLaren Technology Centre, but fresh Covid travel restrictions meant it was postponed. The rearranged date was this Monday, and given it was just a rescheduled chat it meant there was no obvious reason to expect anything dramatic beforehand. But then Brown did what he has done on a number of occasions as McLaren boss and published his thoughts on the state of Formula 1 for all to read.