United Autosports enveils exciting Going-For-Gold plans at McLaren London

United Autosports press release

Story Highlights

  • Zak Brown addresses United Autosports' notable guests
  • Exciting new partnership with McLaren GT
  • Third season for young Anglo-American team with strong driver line-up

United Autosports this evening unveiled its curvaceous McLaren MP4-12C GT3 in unique livery and a top draw driver line-up to assembled guests at the McLaren London showroom in Knightsbridge. The team’s co-owners, Zak Brown and Richard Dean presented plans to deliver gold in 2012.

Distinguished guests attended the hour-long event at McLaren London, including Ron Dennis CBE, Executive Chairman of McLaren Automotive and McLaren Group, and Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO Formula One Management.

Leaping into 2012, the team embarks on its third season having already achieved superb results in previous years, with victories and several podiums.

United Autosports McLaren MP4-12C GT3
United Autosports McLaren MP4-12C GT3

Photo by: Ed Fahey

During 2010 and 2011, the team attracted exceptional drivers in ex-Formula 1 racers Martin Brundle, Mark Blundell, Johnny Herbert, Stefan Johannson, Eddie Cheever, as well as Indy 500 winner, Arie Luyendyk.

Former Formula 1 drivers Mark Blundell and David Brabham - also a winner at the Le Mans 24 Hours - will race the new 12C GT3 for United Autosports in 2012.

United Autosports is ready to take on the world’s best teams in the Blancpain Endurance Series with a star-studded line-up of six drivers, at the wheel of the British built MP4-12C GT3. Brown and Dean are confident of victories in the world’s strongest GT3 competition.

The Blancpain Endurance Series has attracted a strong list of entries for the championship and with a comprehensive test programme scheduled before the first round at Monza, Italy in April, the Leeds-based team plans to be ahead of its rivals in the 2012 goldrush.

Zak Brown (USA), Co-Owner and CEO of United Autosports:

“Tonight’s United Autosports launch demonstrates that we mean business in 2012. We have accomplished many of our goals in the first two years of operation but now it’s time to take another leap forward towards our first major title in GT sportscar racing. As a driver, I am also looking forward to co-driving with Mark Blundell and Mark Patterson in the Pro-Am class of the Blancpain Endurance Series with the mighty McLaren MP4-12C GT3. I’d also like to thank all our guests tonight, especially Ron Dennis and Bernie Ecclestone, who took time to wish us well.”

Richard Dean (GB), Managing Director & Co-Owner of United Autosports:

“It’s an honour to be associated with McLaren in its first full season racing the MP4-12C GT3. It is up to us to ensure we deliver results this year. We have put together a quality driver line-up, and a depth of engineering ability and experience within the team will ensure we can compete from the first race to the last.”

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Series Endurance
Drivers Johnny Herbert , David Brabham , Eddie Cheever , Arie Luyendyk , Mark Blundell , Martin Brundle , Mark Patterson , Richard Dean , Bernie Ecclestone , Zak Brown
Tags mclaren, united autosports