Tag Archive: Eric Boullier

Mar 01

McLaren Honda Barcelona Test, Day Four

Barcelona test report – day Four

2015-02-28 - McLaren Honda - Barcelona - Jenson Button 02The curtain closes on McLaren-Honda’s pre-season preparations. It was a slow start to the morning, but Jenson managed to put some laps on the board during the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

McLaren Honda Barcelona Test, Day Three

Barcelona test report – day Three

2015-02-28 - McLaren Honda - Barcelona - Jenson Button 04Test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen deputised for Fernando Alonso in Barcelona today, completing a useful test programme – as well as providing an always-useful additional opinion on the car. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

McLaren Honda Barcelona Test, Day Two

Barcelona test report – day two

05 - McLaren HondaAfter yesterday’s disappointing start to the final pre-season test, today was our most productive and promising day of the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

McLaren Honda Barcelona Test, Day One

Barcelona test report – day one

05 - McLaren HondaThe day kicked off with Jenson conducting some aerodynamic tests, which meant he only completed a single timed lap.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

McLaren Honda Barcelona Test, Day Four

Barcelona test report – day four

2015-02-02 - McLaren Honda - Jerez - Jenson Button 05Given the running issues that affected us throughout the first three days, the decision was taken last night to split seat-time for the final day of the programme.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

McLaren Honda Barcelona Test, Day Three

Barcelona test report – day three

2015-02-11 - Honda Press Conference - Jenson Button (9)A disappointing day. The damp weather pushed the emphasis onto aerodynamic testing, but this was cut short by a failure of the revised seal introduced today in a bid to resolve the week’s MGU-K issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

McLaren Honda Barcelona Test, Day Two

Barcelona test report – day two

2015-02-03 - McLaren Honda - Jerez - Fernando Alonso 01 The halfway point of the winter test season – six days completed; six remaining – and, in terms of laps completed, this was our most productive day so far.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

McLaren-Honda begins new era with MP4-30 (+photos, + video)

MP4-30 – new technical DNA in the mix

2015-01-29 - McLaren Honda - 01 - MP4-30 - Side OnMcLaren-Honda – the name evokes stirring memories of the past; of Ayrton Senna battling Alain Prost for supremacy; of classic red and white machines dominating for season upon season; of an iconic team writing one of the defining chapters in the motor racing history books.

Nov 27

‘No panic’ after disastrous Honda test debut

Before departing Abu Dhabi, boss Eric Boullier told Spanish television Movistar the British team has “no reason to panic”.

McLaren Honda logoHowever, it has been a disastrous two test days at the Yas Marina circuit for McLaren. It had brought an interim 2014 car to the post-race test fitted with the brand new Honda ‘power unit’, as the partners prepare for the beginning of their works collaboration in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Honda will be ‘strong’ despite troubled start – Dennis

Ron Dennis has played down suggestions Honda’s 2015 engine programme is running behind schedule.

2014-01-16_0495After a recent filming day at Silverstone, the interim Honda-powered McLaren had its first true test day in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. With young tester Stoffel Vandoorne at the wheel, the day’s programme did not go to plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Magnussen can be Danish ‘sporting legend’ – Dennis

A new name “might” have leapt into contention to become Fernando Alonso’s teammate at McLaren-Honda next year.

2014-06-07_1055 Former team driver Martin Brundle on Saturday told McLaren supremo Ron Dennis that everyone in the paddock knows Alonso has now inked a deal for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

McLaren runs Red Bull front wing ‘copy’

McLaren’s new front wing bears a striking resemblance to the one fitted to the 2014 Red Bull.

McLaren-Honda SAP 2 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

McLaren delays driver news until December

The long wait to know McLaren’s official 2015 driver lineup is not yet over

  McLarenRacing With Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen’s careers in the balance, team boss Eric Boullier said in Brazil that the target was to announce the news before the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Sainz may be shock contender for McLaren seat

Carlos Sainz jr may have emerged as a shock candidate to be Fernando Alonso’s teammate next year

Carlos Sainz Jr 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

McLaren-Honda to make track debut on Friday

McLaren is taking the 90 minute trip from its Woking headquarters on Friday to Silverstone, where the new works Honda era will begin

2014-06-07_0813 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

McLaren, Mercedes play down three cars for 2015

As the 2014 season winds to a close, the prospect of three-car teams for 2015 remains a mystery

Flavio Briatore - Bernie Ecclestone Angry small teams departed Brazil believing the sport’s establishment is trying to push them out, leaving five powerful teams supplying cars to customers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Alonso plays down chance of Abu Dhabi announcement

Fernando Alonso has departed yet another F1 circuit at the tail end of the 2014 season giving little away about his next move

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Reporters are hanging on the Spaniard’s every word for clues about his expected departure from Ferrari and lucrative move to McLaren-Honda for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

McLaren could sign Alonso, test Honda in Abu Dhabi

And now even Alonso admits that he could leave Ferrari.

Vettel-Alonso chez Mclaren In Brazil, probably Fernando Alonso’s penultimate race for Ferrari, the Spaniard has given more hints than ever that his tenure in red is almost over. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Alonso says ‘there is life after Ferrari’

Fernando Alonso remains the big player as the F1 driver ‘silly season’ reaches its climax for another year.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Further down the grid, the field of 2015 is now beginning to shape up.  Lotus is set to keep Romain Grosjean, and Jean-Eric Vergne is getting one more year at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

McLaren gives Alonso deadline for 2015 decision

McLaren has warned Fernando Alonso he is running out of time to commit to the British team for the 2015 season.

2014-06-08_0887 Media reports in the last days have suggested the Spaniard, whose five-year stint at Ferrari appears definitely over, has now decided to re-join McLaren to spearhead the team’s new works Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

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