SEPTEMBER 19, 2005

McLaren and Intel - is it over before it began?

There are reports that Intel may be reconsidering a $50m a year sponsorship deal with McLaren, because the FIA has done a deal with rival AMD. The stories suggest that the Intel team was to have been announced at Monza but was delayed when the AMD agreement with the FIA was revealed.

The two firms are at one another's throats at the moment because of what AMD allege to be anti-competitive behaviour.

It is worth noting that another technology company Adobe has just signed a deal to be a technology provider for BAR-Honda.