McLaren eyeing WEC entry

At the end of the day, McLaren races to advertise and sell high performance street-legal cars
At the end of the day, McLaren races to advertise and sell high performance street-legal cars

McLaren will make a decision on a possible entry to the FIA World Endurance Championship's premier class in the first half of 2019 as part of its wider review of its racing programs.

Speaking to reporters at Autosport International last week in Birmingham, CEO Zak Brown gave an update on McLaren's WEC evaluations.

"We’re having a lot of meetings and it’s under review. It’s not inexpensive, the Hypercar, and we’ve got to make sure we get our F1 program right first and foremost," Brown said.

"Of course we’ve dipped our toe in Indianapolis, and we’ll see if that leads to a more full-time effort. It’s under review.

"Emotionally McLaren would like to race in all these series but we need to make sure timing is right, finances, we’re investing a lot of money into F1, so we can't buy everything at the same time.

"We’ll make a decision in the first half of this year, because technically, if we’re going to ready for the start of the second season, we’ll have to make a decision one way or another.

"It's still very much under review."

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