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McLaren to reduce motorhome size in bids to be more sustainable

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McLaren’s motorhome, one of the biggest in the paddock and known as the “Brand Centre,” will be subject to changes as the team wants to introduce a more sustainable alternative.

The structure needs multiple trucks to be transported from race to race, which means high carbon emissions with the long Formula 1 calendar, which requires the motorhome to be ready at each venue before a race weekend.

The team has introduced new facilities for Imola this weekend, but team principal Andreas Seidl said those alternatives are temporary, and that McLaren will introduce a full replacement later in the season.

“It’s still a work in progress on our said,” Seidl said. “The hospitality you see at the moment in the paddock for McLaren is still an interim solution which is quite cost-effective. We are planning later in the year to introduce our updated hospitality once the world is also a bit more back to normal and we are allowed to welcome guests as well.

“In terms of the update, I don’t want to go too much into the detail, but one focus was clearly to have a solution for us in place for McLaren in the future which is more sustainable in terms of how we transport it, how we set it up, how to use it. The clear objective is to have a more sustainable solution in place.”

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