Tag Archive: Eric Boullier

Apr 13

Boullier: F1 making positive step with qualifying change

The Frenchman was a central part of the F1 teams uniting and writing to Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone
Boullier: F1 making positive step with qualifying changeMcLaren-Honda racing director Eric Boullier says Formula 1 has made the right move for the fans by reverting back to the previous qualifying format and ditching the highly-criticised knockout experiment. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

McLaren-Honda renews partnership with JVC Kenwood Corporation

Kenwood became McLaren’s official supplier of radio communications in 1991

09 - McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team McLaren is pleased to announce the renewal and continuation of its long-standing partnership with the JVC Kenwood Corporation (Kenwood).  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Alonso confirms McLaren still has ‘many things to work on’

“I am happy with the job we did these last two weeks”

Alonso confirms McLaren still has 'many things to work on'Fernando Alonso is happier with his lot after F1 pre-season testing than he was last year, but admits McLaren-Honda still has work to do ahead of the Australian Grand Prix…

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Feb 22

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 1

Formula One day 1 test report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

McLaren-Honda reveals its brand-new F1 car for 2016

The striking and innovative MP4-31 chassis integrates the new Honda RA616H power unit, developed exclusively for the team

2016-02-21 - McLaren-Honda MP4-31 01 McLaren-Honda today reveals its brand-new Formula 1 challenger, the MP4-31, ahead of the first all-team test, which will begin in Barcelona tomorrow.

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Feb 20

Nobuharu Matsushita becomes McLaren-Honda test and development driver

McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that Nobuharu Matsushita has joined the team as test and development driver

2016-02-20 - Nobuharu Matsushita becomes McLaren-Honda test and development driver The Japanese driver will focus on simulator support and engineering work to underline the efforts of our race drivers, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, as well as reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

McLaren uses Abu Dhabi GP as early start on winter tests

Boullier confirmed McLaren will test out a variety of new parts in Abu Dhabi
2015-10-23_38944 Eric Boullier says a number of new parts will be run at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as McLaren looks to commence its winter testing early.

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Sep 16

Boullier urges F1 ‘dictatorship’

Eric Boullier says he wants to see a greater level of ‘dictatorship’ in Formula 1 in order to establish the sport’s future direction.

2015-06-06_0578 McLaren-Honda racing director Eric Boullier has echoed the views of Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner by urging greater ‘dictatorship’ from those in power in an effort to forge a future for Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Teams say 2017 changes will get ‘back to roots of F1’

Formula 1 team bosses say they’re excited for the 2017 revised regulations proposed which will take the sport ‘back to its roots’

Teams say 2017 changes will get ‘back to roots of F1’Team bosses have expressed their excitement at proposals being considered for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, saying the revised regulations will take the sport ‘back to its roots’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

McLaren won’t demand changes to Honda management

The troubles have once again pointed the finger of responsibility towards Honda

McLaren won’t demand changes to Honda managementMcLaren insists it will not interfere with Honda’s management structure as pressure continues to grow on the Japanese firm for its failings. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

McLaren eyeing 2017 to ‘re-balance’ in its favour

“Honda has the energy, the commitment and the resources and they will do it. Definitely, we trust them 100 per cent like they trust us”

2015-06-05_1185 Eric Boullier believes the change in the regulations for 2017 will coincide nicely with the development of the McLaren-Honda project. Eric Boullier considers the mooted change in regulations for 2017 to be a chance for McLaren-Honda to get back on terms with its rivals, saying its current concept will have ‘matured’ enough to deliver by then.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams say

The FIA and FOM should be responsible for dictating how tyres are produced and used in F1

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams sayF1 should be responsible for dictating the way tyres are produced and used in the sport, rather than tyre companies pushing their own agendas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Boullier: McLaren has seconds of potential to unlock

Eric Boullier says it remains McLaren-Honda’s target to be competitive by the end of the 2015 season

2015-06-07_1393The McLaren-Honda has ‘seconds’ of potential to unlock, with the team still targeting regular top tens before the season is out. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

McLaren feeling pinch as it mounts pressure on Honda

“We have good forecasts for next year, but its going to hurt us in terms of revenue and we will have to find a way to curb this.”

2015-06-04_0302 McLaren admits its lack of success with Honda is having wider ramifications, suggesting the two companies have different timeframes for success. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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