McLaren will cease to be a part of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award from this year.
Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, said:
"McLaren is enormously proud to have partnered with the British Racing Drivers’ Club and Autosport on the first 30 years of this prestigious award. Its inauguration in 1989 was ground-breaking in the industry, and provided a spotlight for a great number of undiscovered talents at the grassroots of British motorsport. Thanks to the support and opportunities this award has afforded its winners over its 30-year history, many of these drivers have gone on to become household names and achieve the highest accolade in their respective fields: world champion.
"We now entrust the award’s impressive legacy to a new patron, and wish everyone involved well in its next iteration to support the brightest young British stars in motorsport."