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Another Sign That McLaren Is Going the Manufacturer Route?

The German publication Auto Motor und Sport reported over the weekend in Suzuka that McLaren is looking to purchase BMW's F1 engine division in the wake of the team's departure from the sport. The report is the latest wrinkle in the developing potentiality of the team's equity partner—Mercedes—reportedly agreeing to take a controlling stake in Brawn GP after their exclusive works partnership contract ends at the conclusion of the 2011 championship.  As part of the rumored plan, McLaren may agree to terminate the end of their contract with Mercedes two seasons prematurely so that they may commence early with a project to become a completely in-house F1 constructor. The Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, who currently own 30 percent of ...

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