McLaren CEO Zak Brown says he is excited about what 2019 has in store for the Woking based outfit.

The team have seen many changes over the winter with the announcement that they will tackle the Indianapolis 500 in May as an independent entity with Chevrolet power putting to use their contacts and experience from 2017 to challenge for the Indianapolis 500 title with Fernando Alonso.

The company have brought in former Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley as IndyCar president who will report directly to Brown.

Gil De Ferran who joined the team on a full-time basis last year will shortly be named as the new Sporting Director of the company. On the Formula One side of the business, the team will soon welcome former Toro Rosso technical director James Key to Woking with Brown excited that the Englishman will have an input on this years car during the season.

The team also have some new sponsors coming in for 2019 and Brown is looking forward to working with the new partners to help the team to move forward following a difficult first season with Renault in 2018.

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