APRIL 10, 1995
McLaren will move
Since then McLaren has been searching for a suitable site; and we hear that this might be established in conjunction with the Penske Indycar team, which is currently outgrowing its facilities in Poole, Dorset. McLaren and Penske both have long-term agreements with Mercedes-Benz and Marlboro; and it would make a great deal of sense for the two to use the same windtunnel, testing rigs and autoclaves. Ron Dennis has had meetings with Roger Penske in the last few months and has admitted that he has been discussing "synergy."
McLaren, incidentally, has put its World Land Speed Record attempt on hold until another British project being run by current record holder Richard Noble has been completed. The decision was taken because McLaren felt that there was nothing to be gained in direct competition with Noble.