With the highly-anticipated Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix coming up in November, McLaren’s CEO Zak Brown has thrown down the gauntlet and issued a daring challenge to Toto Wolff, the head of Mercedes: a boxing match! But that’s not all.
Brown also wants to organize a race against Christian Horner, the team owner of Red Bull, with whom he shared a field back in the British Formula Three days of the mid-90s. This could be one of the most thrilling events in the history of motorsports, bringing together some of the biggest names in the sport for a true battle of champions.
“We were talking about racing Christian in Silverstone [host of the British Grand Prix], because I used to race against Christian,” Brown told Sky Sports after McLaren scored its first points of the season at the Australian Grand Prix.
“And I’ve talked to Toto about it, we’ll see if he’s up for it.
“When we go Vegas, what’s Vegas known for? Little boxing match? I’m ready.”
It’s unclear whether Wolff or Horner will accept Brown’s challenges. However, Brown is confident that McLaren will be a major contender on the racetrack by 2025, regularly challenging Red Bull and Mercedes.
This is thanks to the team’s highly anticipated wind tunnel, which is set to be completed this year. With this cutting-edge technology, McLaren hopes to revolutionize their racing strategy and bring a new level of speed and agility to the track. Fans of motorsports can look forward to some thrilling races in the years to come as these top teams battle it out for supremacy.