The Mercedes-powered British squad already calls Germany and Britain home, and a Bahraini company bought a 30 per cent stake in the Woking based outfit two years ago.

McLaren has added another 'home race' to its 2009 formula one tour.

The Mercedes-powered British squad already calls Germany and Britain home, and a Bahraini company bought a 30 per cent stake in the Woking based outfit two years ago.

Moreover, last weekend Mercedes' parent company Daimler announced that an investment fund controlled by Abu Dhabi's royal family had paid nearly 2 billion euros to buy a 9.1 per cent stake.

The United Arab Emirates' capital is scheduled to host its inaugural grand prix this November.

"We now have another home grand prix, so we look forward to a beautiful season finale in Abu Dhabi," Mercedes' competition chief Norbert Haug told the German newspaper Bild.

 

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