Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

Mar 20

Rosberg seizes Australian GP win as Ferrari fluffs chance

Daniil Kvyat didn’t even start after his Red Bull stopped on the formation lap

Rosberg seizes Australian GP win as Ferrari fluffs chanceNico Rosberg has marched to victory in the 2016 Australian Grand Prix as Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel saw its victory hopes scuppered by a strategic blunder that came as a result of a mid-race stoppage prompted by a horrifying crash for Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Fernando Alonso visits Baku City Circuit

Two-Time World Champion becomes first driver toinspect F1’s newest circuit

Fernando Alonso Visits Baku City Circuit Two-time Formula 1 World Champion and current McLaren-Honda driver, Fernando Alonso, today visited Baku as part of his new role as the Official Ambassador for the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE. He began his stay in Baku by immediately taking a tour of Baku City Circuit (BCC), F1’s newest street circuit, and inspecting some of its key features. 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 26

Alonso staying buoyant despite late test blow

“It was disappointing day after starting the first couple of days of the test so positively”

Alonso staying buoyant despite late test blowFernando Alonso is confident McLaren-Honda can get its pre-season on course despite more reliability issues sidelining him on the final day. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Arai steps down as Honda F1 chief

Honda’s F1 programme is set for a managerial shake-up with boss Yasuhisa Arai to step down from the position next week.

Yasuhisa Arai After a board meeting by the Japanese manufacturer it was confirmed Arai would be replaced by Yusuke Hasegawa in the role of executive chief engineer on 1st March 2016.
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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 »

Feb 19

McLaren-Honda announces new 10-year partnership with Richard Mille

McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce a new long-term partnership with luxury watchmaking brand Richard Mille

2016-02-19 - McLaren-Honda announces new 10-year partnership with Richard Mille It is a perfectly balanced partnership: both brands share a passion for modern technology, cutting-edge design and precision engineering.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Has Honda cured its power deficit?

McLaren-Honda will start the 2016 Formula 1 season with a significantly improved power unit
2015-10-24_39755 Modifications to the Honda engine will see McLaren begin the 2016 Formula 1 season with significantly more power available to it, according to sources.

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Nov 28

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finale

Nico Rosberg dazzles on his way to a sixth straight F1 pole position in Abu Dhabi under the Yas Marina floodlights; Vettel eliminated in Q1

Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finaleNico Rosberg will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale from a sixth consecutive pole position after a dazzling qualifying effort under the Yas Marina Circuit floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Alonso considering McLaren sabbatical in 2016?

Ron Dennis suggests he is open to the possibility of star signing Fernando Alonso sitting out the 2016 F1 season until the McLaren is competitive

2015-10-25_41468 Ron Dennis has not ruled out the possibility of Fernando Alonso taking a year out of the sport in 2016 if the McLaren-Honda doesn’t represent a significant improvement over the current car. 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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Nov 19

Button defends McLaren, expects ‘big margins’ in winter

“I wanted to stay because my view is we could have a good year next year”

2015-10-22_37825 Jenson Button has risen to the defence of McLaren by saying 2015 is the year to learn and make mistakes in order to get it right for next year, which has fired-up his motivation for the 2016 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Dennis: F1 testing too restrictive

Ron Dennis feels the Formula 1 regulations on testing are suffocating McLaren Honda’s rate of development

Dennis: F1 testing too restrictiveRon Dennis feels the tight Formula 1 regulations on testing are suffocating McLaren Honda developments which is one of the reasons why his team has remained uncompetitive this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Alonso retains faith in ‘very, very clever’ McLaren

Fernando Alonso has lavished praise on the McLaren-Honda

2015-06-07_1393 Despite ongoing frustrations and poor results, Fernando Alonso has heaped praise on McLaren-Honda to get the MP4-30 up to speed. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Honda hope for rules relax to recover ground

“I think the current regulation is so restricted for the engine manufacturers” – Yasuhisa Arai

Honda hope for rules relax to recover groundYasuhisa Arai and Christian Horner urge a look into the engine regulations to prevent it becoming a two-horse race between Mercedes and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Alonso throws support behind team-mate Button

“Jenson has been very productive for the team and myself also learning a lot of things”

Alonso throws support behind team-mate ButtonFernando Alonso suggests McLaren would be better off retaining the experienced Jenson Button for the 2016 F1 season to assist with development. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Hamilton prefers excitement of ‘freestyling’

Unlike some of his newer F1 rivals, Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t need a simulator to practice his overtaking moves…

2015-06-07_1776 Lewis Hamilton has shown throughout his F1 career that he likes to go his own way, leaving his own distinct impression on things – and he insists that overtaking on the racetrack is no different Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Upgraded Mercedes dominate Monza FP1

Mercedes has stamped its mark on proceedings in first free practice for the Italian Grand Prix

Upgraded Mercedes dominate Monza FP1Making use of its upgraded engine, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg make it a clear 1-2 for Mercedes in FP1 for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

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