McLaren announces deal with Emirati company

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said he hopes that the team can challenge for titles within the next five years.

McLaren are a team on the up, with an exciting young driver pairing of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, combined with ever improving facilities.

The Woking based team are hoping that their brand new state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility will be operational at some point this year, giving them a huge boost in their bid to once again become title challengers.

Lando Norris has been tipped as a future world champion and have placed his faith in McLaren, opting to sign a multi-year contract with the team rather than making a move to the likes of Red Bull.

The team have now been boosted in their efforts to move into the podium places at least in 2023, partnering with a new logistics partner.

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The team have joined forces with Emirati logistics firm DP World, with McLaren stating that the partnership will allow their supply chain to be made “faster, smarter and more sustainable.”

Speaking in the wake of the announcement of the partnership, McLaren CEO Zak Brown has admitted his delight at being able to link up with DP World.

“We are thrilled to welcome DP World to the McLaren family,” he said.

“Logistics is a significant challenge in a global sport like Formula 1, and DP World’s smart solutions will help us enhance the efficiency of our partner and supply chain network, contributing to performance on and off the track.

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“We are proud to partner with a brand that shares our values in sustainability, including our journey to reduce emissions from our sport. We look forward to going racing with DP World in 2023.”

Chief operating officer of logistics at DP World Mohammed Akoojee has explained that the company are excited to being their relationship with McLaren, believing that they can have a positive impact on the team.

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“We take great pride in leading innovation in global supply chains and this partnership will showcase our logistics capability alongside one of the most dynamic players in the sector,” he said.

“This is an amazing opportunity, and we look forward to supporting McLaren at all levels to enhance the sport, by providing smart logistic solutions that are transparent, sustainable and cost-efficient.”

With the 2023 season only weeks from getting underway, McLaren will look to be on the podium more often, much like their performance levels back in 2021.