Force India Close To Deal With McLaren

Anne DoeCorrespondent IOctober 23, 2008

Force-Mercedes or McLaren-India. You get where I'm going with this.

According to reliable sources, unless Ron Dennis is not reliable enough, it is believed that Force India are very close to clinching a deal with McLaren-Mercedes for next season.

McLaren's top guy apparently told Spanish Newspaper, AS, that with all of the economic worries around the globe, McLaren are soon to arrange a deal with Mallya's team.

The nice package would include a shiny Merc' engine for Force India, as well as a whole host of technical information.

A nice idea is it not? One team stays afloat, the other has a junior team. One has a nice speedy engine in the bargain, while the other would have a nice playground to test up-and-coming drivers.

The deal is expected to be completed "shortly" (how long shortly will be, I don't know) and is expected to be signed and sealed before the new season in 2009.