McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown signs extension until 2030

American has overseen rapid commercial and performance development of team since 2018.
McLaren Racing
  • Brown joined McLaren as executive director in 2016
  • 52-year-old was promoted to CEO in 2018

McLaren Racing chief executive Zak Brown has signed a contract extension with the Woking-based outfit until 2030.

Brown joined the team in 2016 as the executive director of McLaren Technology Group, before assuming the role of chief executive in April 2018.

He has been influential in driving McLaren forward, overseeing high performance across all its motorsport teams and driving significant marketing and commercial development.

Having been one of the teams with the barest cars back in 2018, McLaren now has the most commercial partnerships of any Formula One team.

The company has also expanded into IndyCar, Formula E and Extreme E during Brown’s time in charge.

“Zak has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and has been instrumental in driving McLaren Racing forward,” said Paul Walsh, McLaren Group’s executive chairman.

“His extension reflects our confidence in his ability to lead the team to even greater success in the years to come.”

Brown added: “I am thrilled to continue leading McLaren Racing and to be a part of such a historic race team. It is a privilege to work alongside the talented men and women across McLaren Racing’s different race series.

“Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of motorsport and strive for the highest performance on and off the track.”

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