Zak Brown says he wants to have a boxing match with Toto Wolff

McLaren claimed their first points of the 2023 F1 season at the Australian Grand Prix, thanks to a double-points finish.

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has thrown down a huge challenge to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner; however, both are drastically different.

Brown is certainly known for wanting to put on an entertaining spectacle, with the American having been in a great mood after McLaren finally scored their first points of the 2023 F1 season.

Following the Australian Grand Prix, Brown revealed that he’s trying to arrange a race with Horner at Silverstone, whilst he’s hoping to punch Wolff in the face!

Brown has challenged Wolff to a boxing match at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, whilst his race with Horner is being discussed for the British Grand Prix.

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Brown and Horner have actually raced against each other before, with the duo having competed against one another in British F3 during the mid-1990s.

The McLaren CEO is “ready” for both competitions, with Brown now just waiting for a response.

“We were talking about racing Christian in Silverstone [host of the British Grand Prix], because I used to race against Christian,” Brown told Sky Sports F1.

“And I’ve talked to Toto about it, we’ll see if he’s up for it.

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“When we go Vegas, what’s Vegas known for? Little boxing match? I’m ready.”

Reflecting on the Australian GP itself, Brown was delighted to see Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri finish in the points.

The duo’s solid effort saw the Woking-based team leave Australia with their first points of the season, with the team having moved to fifth in the Constructors’ Championship as a result.

Brown was particularly pleased for Piastri, with the rookie’s first points having come at his home race.

“Great for Oscar to get points in his home race, and the team did a great job, and we stayed out of trouble,” said Brown.

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“Everything that we have seen is that Oscar will be a match to Lando (Norris). They are definitely very close which you can see on the data. But Oscar just needs a bit more experience putting it together.”

Despite the positive result, Brown knows that McLaren still have work to do but that they will now focus on “fighting in Baku” at the end of April.

“We still have the pace to find in the car, and it’s good to get points on the board. Where we sixth and eighth quickest? We’ll take the points and come back fighting in Baku,” concluded Brown.