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McLaren Racing unveils Indy 500 livery

Monday 8 April 2019 McLaren Racing today unveiled the official livery for the #66 car that will contest the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday May 26 2019, where Fernando Alonso will attempt to secure the Triple Crown of motorsport. The car, built at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, UK, sports…

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Fernando Alonso to become McLaren Racing ambassador

Wednesday 27 February 2019 McLaren Racing and Fernando Alonso will continue their relationship with the appointment of the two-time Formula 1 world champion as a McLaren Racing ambassador in a wide-ranging agreement. Fernando contested 95 Formula 1 Grands Prix with McLaren in 2007 and then 2015 to 2018, winning four races and scoring a total…

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McLaren and ScanSource partner for 2019 Indianapolis 500

Technology brands come together for global event.

McLaren Racing and ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, today announced a partnership for the 2019 Indianapolis 500, where McLaren and driver Fernando Alonso will compete at the 103rd running of the historic sporting event.

ScanSource is focused on delivering successful business outcomes for its channel partners through the delivery of solutions in the point-of-sale (POS), payments, barcode, physical security, unified communications and collaboration, and cloud and telecom services markets.

The brand will be represented on the McLaren-Chevrolet and on Fernando’s racesuit, along with McLaren team apparel. ScanSource will also conduct a major partner-focused hospitality program around the event, alongside its annual conference in Indianapolis, which takes place at the same time.

Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing, said:

“We are delighted to be joined by ScanSource as a partner on our program for this year’s Indy 500. ScanSource is a premium technology leader in the market, so there is fantastic alignment between our two brands and we are honored to represent them. This will be a special event for McLaren and our partners, so we look forward to ScanSource joining us and enjoying what is always an incredible experience.”

Mike Baur, Chief Executive Officer, ScanSource, Inc. commented:

“Like ScanSource, McLaren is committed to driving growth for their partners, while also delivering an exceptional customer experience. Their reputation for providing leading-edge technology, while keeping a keen eye on the future, makes them an ideal partner for ScanSource. We look forward to taking part in the Indy 500, as well as the continued growth of our relationship.”

Source: Team PR

AutoNation returns as Indianapolis 500 partner with McLaren Racing

America’s largest automotive retailer partners again with McLaren Racing for 2019.

McLaren Racing is delighted to announce that AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, will return as a partner for the team’s attempt at the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Fernando Alonso’s McLaren-Chevrolet will feature AutoNation’s branding in the world-famous 500-mile American race on Sunday, May 26.

Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Alonso competes in his second Indy 500, attempting to join Graham Hill in claiming motorsport’s Triple Crown, having already achieved victories at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Fernando led the 2017 Indy 500 on several occasions before retiring in the closing stages, a race which marked McLaren’s return to Indy after a 38-year absence.

Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing, said:

“It’s fantastic when a sponsor returns, and I’m delighted that AutoNation will be with McLaren again for our 2019 Indy 500 program. They were a superb partner in 2017 and we’re looking forward to building on our previous work together, at what will be a very special event for all of us.”

AutoNation Chief Marketing Officer Marc Cannon commented:

“We are thrilled to be partnering again with McLaren for the Indy 500 this year. McLaren has a well-known racing pedigree, and we wish Fernando the best of luck.”

Ben Priest, Senior Vice President Americas, McLaren Racing, said:

“We’re looking forward to kicking off our Indy 500 activity in the months leading up to the race in May. It is great to see AutoNation coming on this journey again having been such a great partner of ours in 2017.”

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