McLaren Racing Team Principal Andreas Seidl has confirmed that the Woking based outfit will make the switch to Mercedes power in 2021 as planned despite the postponement of the introduction of the new regulations in Formula One until 2022 due to the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

It had been reported that McLaren’s move would be pushed back until 2022 however Seidl who joined the outfit in 2019 has confirmed that they will switch to Mercedes as the German manufacturer has shown great pace and reliability in recent seasons with the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team having dominated the sport over the last six seasons.

The FIA and Formula One announced this week that they have delayed the introduction of the new regulations that were due to come into place next season will now come Into effect in 2022.

The FIA have also confirmed that the Formula One team’s will be permitted to use their 2020 cars in 2021 due to the lengthy delay in the start of the 2020 season due to the COVID 19 pandemic which has already seen the season opening Australian Grand Prix and the Monaco Grand Prix cancelled while it is likely that the new season won’t get underway until at least June at the very earliest.

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