Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

Mar 23

Fernando Alonso to return to the cockpit in Malaysia

McLaren Honda announcement

05 - McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that, subject to a successful final FIA medical assessment this Thursday 26th March at the Sepang International Circuit, Fernando Alonso will return to the cockpit of his MP4-30 car for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

ExxonMobil expands relationship with McLaren-Honda to showcase fuels contribution in 2015

ExxonMobil is expanding its technology partnership with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team

05 - McLaren HondaCompany adds its Esso, Exxon and Mobil retail fuels brands to its sponsorship of the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team Agreement reflects growing importance of fuel technology in race performance ExxonMobil has partnered with McLaren for more than two decades. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Fernando Alonso: a medical update

All at McLaren-Honda fully support Fernando’s decision in respect of his doctors’ advice.

2015-02-28 - McLaren Honda - Barcelona - Fernando Alonso 06 Having performed an exhaustive series of tests and scans – some of them as recently as yesterday evening – McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso’s doctors have informed him that they find him asymptomatic of any medical issue; that they see no evidence whatsoever of any injury; and that they therefore describe him as entirely healthy from neurological and cardiac perspectives alike. 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 25

Fernando Alonso has now left hospital

Statement from McLaren-Honda, Barcelona

McLaren Honda Alonso 1 - photo Getty Images Following his testing accident at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya last Sunday, we are pleased to confirm that Fernando Alonso has now left hospital. He has returned to his family’s home in Spain for further rest and recuperation. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Further update regarding Fernando Alonso

We wish Fernando a very speedy recovery

2015-02-02 - McLaren Honda - Jerez - Fernando Alonso 01We are pleased to confirm that, having been involved in an on-track incident at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain) on February 22nd, Fernando Alonso is making a solid recovery in hospital, and is chatting to family, friends and hospital staff. 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 22

Statement from McLaren-Honda

Fernando was driven to the circuit’s Medical Centre where the circuit’s doctors gave him first aid.

McLaren Honda Alonso 2 - photo Getty Images Today at 12:35 CET, while testing at the Circuit de Catalunya (Barcelona), during the fourth and final day of the current test, Fernando Alonso’s McLaren-Honda car left the track at Turn Three, causing the right-hand side of his car to strike the wall. 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 »

Feb 10

Prior to 2015 season of FIA Formula One World Championship

Honda holds press conference

 

2015-02-10 - Honda Holds Press Conference Prior To 2015 Formula One World ChampionshipHonda Motor Co., Ltd. held on February 10 a press conference in the run-up to the Australian Grand Prix of the FIA* Formula One World Championship (F1), which will take place in one month’s time (begins March 13-15, 2015).

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Feb 04

McLaren-Honda Jerez Test, Day Four

Jerez test report – day four

2015-02-02 - McLaren Honda - Jerez - Jenson Button 06Despite a number of frustrating issues, the team still managed a number of long runs today, and was able to incorporate a compressed programme of aerodynamic testing into the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

McLaren-Honda Jerez Test, Day Three

Jerez test report – day three

2015-02-02 - McLaren Honda - Jerez - Jenson Button 07After two tricky days, the team turned a corner this morning, managing 32 trouble-free laps around Jerez, which enabled us to put our first serious miles on both the MP4-30 and the RA615H power unit.

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Feb 02

McLaren-Honda Jerez Test, Day Two

Today was another day of limited running for the team

2015-01-29 - McLaren Honda - 00 - MP4-30 - Low front onDespite a concerted effort overnight to rectify the issues that had limited progress yesterday, our first run this morning once again brought a problem to the surface.

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Feb 01

McLaren-Honda Jerez Test, Day One

“Given the complexity of modern Formula 1 machinery, the sorts of issues we encountered today weren’t too surprising” – Fernando Alonso

2015-01-29 - McLaren Honda - 02 - MP4-30 - 3-4After conducting shakedowns with our interim MP4-29H/1X1 at Silverstone and Yas Marina Circuit last November, today marked the first time that the McLaren-Honda chassis and power unit had run together as a bespoke combination, in the sleek and tightly packaged MP4-30. 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.

Jan 20

CNN International and McLaren Technology Group enter multi-year partnership ahead of 2015 Formula 1 season

“There is an inherent symmetry between McLaren and CNN that makes us perfectly attuned for partnership” – Ron Dennis

 

McLaren Honda logoCNN International, the world’s leader in international news, and McLaren Technology Group announced today that CNN is confirmed as a new McLaren-Honda partner for the 2015 Formula 1 season and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Alonso ‘more adaptive’ than Raikkonen – Fry

Alonso comfortably outperformed Raikkonen in an uncompetitive car

2011-06-10_1253 Former Ferrari technical director Pat Fry says Fernando Alonso had the upper hand over Kimi Raikkonen in 2014 because he was “more adaptive” than his Ferrari team-mate. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

McLaren-Honda prepares for 2015: laying the foundations for future domination

McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce its new driver line-up for 2015

2014-12-11 - McLaren HondaFernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen will remain an important part of the team, as test and reserve driver.

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