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McLaren director Zak Brown admits the company's recent high-yield bond deal "frees up" the F1 team to make a decision on their future engine, and driver, contracts.


The Woking outfit have refinanced existing debt after the buyout of shares from former owner Ron Dennis, and Brown admits that gives the team more flexibility.
"It frees us up to make decisions for the racing team," he told Sky F1's Simon Lazenby and Martin Brundle in the Spielberg paddock. "Whether it's drivers - we've got one driver that makes a good clip of change - engine situations, sponsors. So ultimately it gives us the ability to make a variety of decisions.
On Honda
"We need to have a competitive engine. It's good to see it's a little bit more competiitive this weekend. Ultimately we have started designing our 2018 car but it can't get too far along without knowing exactly what we're going to do."
"We think they can turn it around, we hope they can turn it around and they're doing a lot of work to try and turn it around. We're going to work with them as quickly as possible to get into a situation where we feel we can be good to 2018.
On Stoffel Vandoorne's future
"We're happy with Stoffel. He's in a difficult situation going up against Fernando Alonso and then the lack of reliability, Fernando can adapt to a lot of these issues quicker than Stoffel. We think he's a future world champion and we don't expect any change there."

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