Zak Brown: $100m cap demand was a tactic

Zak Brown led the charge for F1’s budget cap to be slashed to $100m but says that was merely a tactic to get a lower cap. Last year the Formula 1 teams agreed to introduce a budget cap of $175 million in 2021. However, with the start of this year’s

Brown cautions F1 season might not be as full as hoped

McLaren Formula 1 team boss Zak Brown has cautioned that the 2020 Formula 1 calendar may end up being shorter than currently predicted. At the moment only eight races are formally scheduled, starting in Austria next week, although more are expected to be confirmed in the coming days. F1 CEO

Zak Brown explains Daniel Ricciardo's McLaren U-turn

McLaren boss Zak Brown thinks Daniel Ricciardo has said yes this time around because he now sees them as a “team on the move”. McLaren did try to sign Ricciardo in the final year of his Red Bull contract in 2018 but he ultimately chose Renault instead. Two years later,

Zak Brown: McLaren wants to beat Merc, not copy them

It is all good and well copying the Mercedes design as Racing Point has done but Zak Brown feels that’s not the way to go about beating Mercedes to the World titles. Racing Point revealed a pink Mercedes when the team debuted the RP20. The car is, at least according

Zak Brown rules out Fernando Alonso F1 return with McLaren

McLaren’s CEO Zak Brown has been forced again to rule out a future drive in their Formula 1 team for Fernando Alonso. The two-time World Champion quit F1 and McLaren at the end of 2018 to pursue interests outside of the series. And it’s one of his projects – the

Brown: F1 monitoring Vietnam after Chinese call

Zak Brown has been assured by Chase Carey that Liberty Media is keeping an eye on the situation in Vietnam after deciding to postpone this season’s Chinese GP. China and Vietnam share a border. But while Formula 1 made the call earlier this week to postpone the Chinese Grand Prix,

Zak Brown all but rules out top-three fight

Zak Brown has all but ruled out McLaren entering the battle for a top-three spot in the championship, saying the grid order won’t change much in 2020. This season is the last before Formula 1 adopts a host of new regulations, switching to ground effect aerodynamics. As such the rules

McLaren boss Brown owns up to ‘stupid’ Indy mistakes

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says he made “pretty stupid” mistakes during the team’s failed 2019 Indianapolis 500 assault, but will “do things differently” during its 2020 IndyCar campaign. Though last year’s entry was McLaren’s second Indy 500 attempt with Fernando Alonso, it decided to run its own programme in

McLaren F1 team boss Zak Brown not expecting miracles in bid to catch sport's Big 3

Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris helped McLaren F1 finish fourth in the constructors’ championship. McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says that he was surprised at his team’s improvement from sixth place to fourth in the F1 constructors’ championship However, he also said that fourth place in the standings is still pretty much

The Bend TCR: Brown dominates Saturday opener

Inaugural TCR Australia champion Will Brown resisted early advances from Tony D’Alberto to claim a convincing victory in the opening encounter of the championship finale at The Bend. Dylan O’Keefe had taken pole position for Race 1 but couldn’t make it to the starting grid, power steering issues consigning him