Zak Brown to remain McLaren's CEO until 2030

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On the eve of the Australian Grand Prix, McLaren Racing have announced that Zak Brown has extended his contract as Chief Executive Officer until 2030.

The American initially joined McLaren Racing in 2016 as the Executive Director of McLaren Technology Group. Having fulfilled this position for two years, he assumed the role of CEO in April 2018.

Brown, who raced professionally around the world for ten years before developing his skills in motorsport's business, "played a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of McLaren Racing, overseeing operational high performance across all of McLaren's race teams and driving significant marketing and commercial development."

Expanding on the announcement, McLaren Group Executive Chairman Paul Walsh said: “Zak has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and has been instrumental in driving McLaren Racing forward. His extension reflects our confidence in his ability to lead the team to even greater success in the years to come."

Speaking of the contract extension, Zak Brown said:   "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."