Tag Archive: Ron Dennis

Aug 14

McLaren looking to ‘refresh’ driver lineup – Boullier

Eric Boullier has admitted McLaren is looking to eventually “refresh” its driver lineup.

2014-06-07_0813 Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen only debuted this year, but Mexican Sergio Perez was also only a single season into his McLaren career when he was ousted at the end of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Former manager says Alonso ‘best thing about Ferrari’

The new era of social media and F1′s traditional ‘silly season’ may not mix well together.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso turned 33 on Tuesday, and as far as official congratulations go, many spotted McLaren’s first. The Spaniard, undoubtedly frustrated with title-lacking life at Ferrari after five years, might be on the move and Honda is clearly on the hunt for a top driver to spearhead its new works McLaren foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Button not worried as critical Dennis ‘on side’

Jenson Button is still confident he will be a McLaren driver in 2015.

2014-06-07_0029 Prior to his home grand prix at Silverstone last weekend, team supremo Ron Dennis publicly urged F1′s most experienced active driver to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Hamilton decision is latest title blow

As ever, it was Niki Lauda who delivered the bluntest assessment of Saturday’s events at Silverstone.

2014-06-08_0944 “Lewis was wrong,” said the F1 legend.  “It was his decision as he thought he could go no quicker.  Very simple.” Lauda, who is Mercedes’ team chairman, is referring to how Hamilton aborted his final qualifying run at damp Silverstone, leaving him just sixth on the grid and likely to see his 29-point championship deficit blow out even further. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Button hurry-up printed on ‘chip paper’ – Neale

Even the great Ayrton Senna got a ‘hurry-up’ from McLaren supremo Ron Dennis. 

IMG_4416That was the claim at Silverstone of Jonathan Neale, the Woking based team’s managing director, after Dennis this week told senior driver Jenson Button to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 with ‘Your Life’ logo makes its on-track debut at Silverstone

McLaren Group will join the government-led ‘Your Life’ campaign 

2014-07-04 - McLaren Mercedes - Silverstone -Chancellor visit to MTCThe McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 featuring a special ‘Your Life’ logo will make its on-track debut at today’s Santander British Grand Prix free practice session. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Button on the market after Dennis criticism

Jenson Button has declared himself on the market, in the wake of McLaren supremo Ron Dennis’ criticism.

2014-06-07_1127 Dennis is said to have dismayed other members of the Woking based team’s senior management this week when the 67-year-old publicly urged Button, who is out of contract at the end of the year, to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

McLaren chiefs must ‘try harder’ too – Button

“I think everyone has to try harder, the whole team, we all need to try harder”

2014-06-07_0873 Jenson Button has hit back at Ron Dennis, after the McLaren supremo warned the out-of-contract 2009 world champion to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

McLaren ‘needs a change’ with Honda – Button

Jenson Button insists he is “looking forward to” McLaren’s new Honda era.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 That is despite team supremo Ron Dennis’ warning that the most experienced driver in the paddock actually might not get a new contract beyond 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Dennis tells Button to ‘try harder’

“I’m sure Kevin is giving a big wake-up call to Jenson”

IMG_6028 As speculation swirls around the future of F1′s most experienced active driver, McLaren supremo Ron Dennis has called on Jenson Button to up his game. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ferrari tester insists Alonso ‘happy’ in red

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene has played down reports Fernando Alonso could be considering a move for 2015.

2014-06-07_0342 Spaniard Alonso, regarded as perhaps the very best driver in F1 today, has been mentioned along with fellow champions Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton as McLaren seeks a truly top driver to spearhead its new Honda era beginning next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

McLaren joins the drive to boost participation in STEM subjects

Over 180 leading businesses and institutions have now signed up to the Your Life campaign

McLaren Group McLaren Group revealed it will join a government launched campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the ‘STEM’ subjects). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Prodromou to start at McLaren in September

Red Bull aerodynamics chief Peter Prodromou will start work at McLaren in September, Ron Dennis has announced.

2011-05-22 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Peter Prodromou - Sebastian VettelThe Woking based team signed the highly rated Prodromou late last year, but at the time Red Bull was insisting his full contract be served to the last day. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ferrari moves early to extend Alonso contract – reports

According to reports in the German and Spanish press

2014-06-08_0719 Ferrari has moved to extend Fernando Alonso’s contract beyond 2016, The correspondent for Marca, a Spanish sports daily, quoted one of his Italian colleagues as saying: “Well, then, that’s the second time this year so far.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Button could be shown McLaren exit – reports

Jenson Button has played down increasing speculation about his future in F1

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 01 The sport’s most experienced active driver is out of contract at the end of 2014, but McLaren boss Eric Boullier said recently he thinks a new deal for the 34-year-old is likely. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

McLaren, Red Bull settle legal row over Fallows

A legal dispute between Red Bull and McLaren is now over.

2014-06-08_0902 Earlier, McLaren supremo Ron Dennis was threatening to take the reigning world champions to court, after he signed Dan Fallows only to find the aerodynamics chief changed his mind and returned to Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

McLaren wants to ‘carry on’ with Button – Boullier

Team boss Eric Boullier on Saturday suggested McLaren is making plans for the future with Jenson Button.

2014-06-07_0813 There are rumours team supremo Ron Dennis and 2015 engine supplier Honda are making moves to woo Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel or even Lewis Hamilton to Woking. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Hamilton plays down McLaren return rumours

Lewis Hamilton in Montreal sounded unlikely to be considering a return to McLaren.

2014-06-06_0080 Reporting from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Daily Mail correspondent Jonathan McEvoy claimed the Woking based team, having given the 2008 world champion his F1 debut seven years ago, has been in contact with Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

‘No progress’ on McLaren contract talks – Button

Jenson Button says there has been “no progress” recently regarding his contract talks with McLaren.

2014-06-05_0055With Kevin Magnussen having debuted for the Woking team in 2014, it has been rumoured McLaren supremo Ron Dennis perhaps wants to pair the young Dane with Fernando Alonso next season.

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Jun 04

McLaren Automotive on target for long-term success

“we have laid solid foundations for future success.”

McLaren Mike Flewitt McLaren Automotive made both an operating and pre-tax profit for the first time in 2013, during only its third year of car production.  This is a significant achievement for an independent British car company operating in such a highly competitive global market. Read the rest of this entry »

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