A new name “might” have leapt into contention to become Fernando Alonso’s teammate at McLaren-Honda next year.
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McLaren’s new front wing bears a striking resemblance to the one fitted to the 2014 Red Bull.
In the last race before the British team switches to Honda power, it was fitted to Kevin Magnussen’s MP4-29 during Friday practice in Abu Dhabi. The Danish driver said the new wing is a “very different philosophy” for McLaren.
Carlos Sainz jr may have emerged as a shock candidate to be Fernando Alonso’s teammate next year
The Red Bull-backed rookie Spaniard now appears out of the running to make his debut for Toro Rosso next year, with the energy drink company likely to instead pair the young Max Verstappen with the more experienced Jean-Eric Vergne.
McLaren is taking the 90 minute trip from its Woking headquarters on Friday to Silverstone, where the new works Honda era will begin
A source at the British team told us this week that a decision about whether to take an interim 2014 car fitted with the Japanese carmaker’s all-new turbo V6 engine to Abu Dhabi has “not yet” been taken.
Romain Grosjean has revealed an exit clause will allow him to walk away from Lotus at the end of the season.
Honda has apparently hit back at rumours its 2015 F1 programme is facing delays.
Time is running short if formula one needs three-car teams to bolster dwindling grid numbers in 2015.
That is the claim of Eric Boullier, boss of the McLaren team, presumably one of the richer outfits that would be called upon by Bernie Ecclestone to pick up the slack should some struggling teams collapse over the winter.
Red Bull has denied claims it sent illegal coded radio messages to Daniel Ricciardo during the Singapore grand prix.
After the FIA’s new communications clampdown took effect last weekend, McLaren pointed the finger at its rivals for disguising driver-performance related radio calls to Ricciardo as legal technical messages.
McLaren has pointed the finger at Red Bull for allegedly breaching the FIA’s new clampdown on radio communications.
Although the governing body intended to immediately impose a comprehensive ban on ‘performance’-related messages, the compromise reached ahead of track action in Singapore ultimately outlawed only driver coaching-style calls.
Ferrari has split from the pack and declared its support for three-car teams in formula one.
Amid rumours up to three or four teams are in financial peril, Bernie Ecclestone said in Singapore that the sport would fill the grid gaps by requiring top teams to move from two to three-car operations as soon as 2015.