Zak Brown Extends Deal to Lead McLaren Racing Through 2030

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Zak Brown Extends Deal With McLaren Through 2030Kym Illman - Getty Images

American Zak Brown has committed his long-term future to McLaren Racing after extending his contract to remain as its chief executive officer through 2030.

Brown, 52, initially joined McLaren in 2016 as the executive director of its Technology Group and became the CEO of its Racing Division in 2018 following an internal restructure. Under Brown’s stewardship of McLaren’s racing division the Formula 1 team has enjoyed an upwards trajectory.

Last season, McLaren finished fourth in the F1 Constructors’ Championship, with multiple podium finishes, and it has started 2024 among the chasing pack, behind Red Bull and Ferrari, holding third in the standings.


McLaren recently tied down Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri to multi-year deals through at least 2026.

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Zak Brown and Lando Norris celebrated Norris’ seven Formula 1 podiums in 2023.Zac Goodwin - PA Images - Getty Images

Brown also recommitted McLaren to the IndyCar Series from 2020, aligning with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, before acquiring a majority stake in the team in 2022.

McLaren additionally has a presence in Formula E—recently winning its first race at the São Paulo E-Prix—and in Extreme E.

“I am thrilled to continue leading McLaren Racing and to be a part of such a historic race team,” said Brown. “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.”