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McLaren F1 drivers and senior management agree to pay cuts

by Reynaldo Sammons (2020-05-29)

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McLaren's Formula One drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris are taking pay cuts, while the team is furloughing other employees as part of protective cost-cutting during the coronavirus pandemic.

With F1 racing suspended, McLaren said both drivers and senior management including chief executive Zak Brown all agreed to voluntary pay decreases. No figure was given, but McLaren said the percentage of the cut is the same for all employees who are not furloughed.

McLaren said in an email that "these measures are focused on protecting jobs in the short term to ensure our employees return to full-time work as the economy recovers."

Sainz Jr. tweeted his support, saying "I fully understand these tough decisions and I have obviously decided to take a pay cut. We are all in this together."

The first eight races of the 22-race campaign have been called off due to the virus. The season-opening Australian GP and the showpiece Monaco GP have been definitively canceled, while the others may yet be rescheduled.

There is no date set for when the season might start, with the Canadian GP the next scheduled race on the disrupted calendar on June 14.

Should you have any inquiries regarding where along with how to work with and prompt legal representation every step of the way. Best of all, you possibly can e-mail us with our website. McLaren driver Lando Norris of Britain poses for a photo at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Thursday, March 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

The season is scheduled to finish with the Abu Dhabi GP on Nov. 29, but F1 organizers previously said they anticipated that "the season end date will extend beyond our original end date."

To further save costs and potentially gain time, engine manufacturers and teams are observing a three-week factory shutdown period. It would normally have been two weeks and would have taken place during the mid-season summer break.


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Mclaren driver Carlos Sainz of Spain pulls out of the pit lane during the Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren, arrives at the track for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Thursday, March 12, 2020. McLaren says it has withdrawn from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne after a team member tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)


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