McLaren's future in Formula 1 was never in doubt despite needing to secure additional funding that was finally confirmed this week.
Bahrain, through its Mumtalakat sovereign wealth fund, is the majority shareholder of McLaren, owning 56.4% of the company.
McLaren's finances have taken a sharp hit this year due to a crash in its revenues caused by the freeze on sales and the delayed start of the 2020 F1 season caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl has revealed there was "never a doubt" the marque would not be on the Formula 1 grid despite its recent financial crisis.
"It was a tough period for the team, steering a team through these financial difficulties we were in", Seidl told reporters on a Zoom call.
In the lawsuit, McLaren said it required the new funds to ensure it "can continue as a going concern into 2021", and that they would help to prevent a "cash flow crisis and a value destructive insolvency".
"In the end, as I said before, having exchanges with Zak, he kept me up to date what is happening on the financial side, and it was finding the best option and making sure we are in the best position after this crisis. was just a matter of time".
"As you can imagine I'm pushing hard to get the infrastructure measures in place again, and as quickly as possible, and we all know this will be key on our journey back to the front because we have a deficit there compared to the top teams. That is what we are focusing on, and I do not really see now that we have a major delay due to the break we had regarding our plan we had set up previous year".
"We still need to be cautious because we still don't know how the income will look this year, the race calendar is still something which is quite fluent and dynamic, but at the same time I am quite optimistic that we get all these projects up and running again in the future".