McLaren confirms Santander staying as sponsor

McLaren on Monday confirmed that Santander will remain a sponsor of the British team in 2010, despite the Spanish bank's high profile new deal with Ferrari. It had been expected that Santander's switch to Ferrari with a major five-year deal ...

McLaren on Monday confirmed that Santander will remain a sponsor of the British team in 2010, despite the Spanish bank's high profile new deal with Ferrari.

It had been expected that Santander's switch to Ferrari with a major five-year deal beginning next year would mean the bank will be no longer associated with McLaren.

But in a media statement, McLaren said Santander branding will be featured "on all four (team) drivers" next year.

No mention was made of actual car branding, with the logo this year on the rearward-facing elements of the rear wing.

Team boss Martin Whitmarsh suggested he has no problem with Santander also sponsoring Ferrari.

"We are very proud of our relationship with Santander and to be part of their ever-expanding Formula One involvement. We welcome, and wish them well with ... their other activities," said the Briton.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Martin Whitmarsh
Teams Ferrari , McLaren