Tag Archive: Jenson Button

Aug 26

F1 stars Button and Coulthard test World RX Supercars at Lydden Hill

“Today has been a mega experience and completely different to what I am used to” – Button

World RX - F1 stars Button and Coulthard test World RX Supercars at Lydden HillBritish Formula One stars Jenson Button and David Coulthard today visited Lydden Hill – home to the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – as both drivers tested a pair of Supercars as part of a BBC F1 feature which will be aired later this year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

McLaren changes engine again, incurs ‘105 grid penalties’

McLaren-Honda fit another new engine to both cars in an effort to avoid future penalties following a change in the regulations

McLaren changes engine again, incurs ‘105 grid penalties’McLaren-Honda has opted to take a second engine change of the weekend for both Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button after exploiting an effective loophole following a change in penalty regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

F1 Belgian Grand Prix: Honda prepares update but braces for penalties

The Japanese firm has been working hard over the summer break to update its much maligned power unit

2015-06-04_0611 Honda pins its hopes on its latest engine upgrade, but concedes Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button could face penalties in the meantime. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Button: Spa will be McLaren-Honda’s big test

“We will have a good step forward on the Power Unit, which is great, and in terms of the car, we will see how it works.”

2015-06-06_0721 After McLaren-Honda’s best results of the season in Hungary, Jenson Button says the team’s upgraded package will face a true test of form at Spa Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Honda lays out engine token plans ahead of Spa

“Not all of our upgrades will be in place for the Belgium Grand Prix”

2015-06-05_1185 Yasuhisa Arai confirms Honda’s plan to use a number of its engine tokens in the run up to the Belgian Grand Prix to introduce a new power unit specification. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Honda: We didn’t imagine F1 comeback to be so hard

Yasuhisa Arai admits Honda didn’t expect to be tackling the challenges it has been facing since its return to F1

2015-06-07_1663 Honda F1 Motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai has admitted the challenges of returning to Formula 1 have been much harder than the company had envisaged, but remains confident its approach will eventually yield the results anticipated. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Bottas to Ferrari deal completed?

A deal that will see Valtteri Bottas replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari next season has been agreed, according to reports in Italy.

2015-06-07_2043The Williams Martini Racing driver has long been earmarked for a swoop by Ferrari as a replacement for the out-of-favour Kimi Raikkonen, but both driver and team have remained coy on the subject in recent weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Jenson Button accepts his seat with McLaren for 2016 is far from guaranteed, but suggests there could be other options for next season…

Button hints at options beyond McLaren 

2015-06-07_0869 Jenson Button says he is aware his seat at McLaren is far from guaranteed for 2016, but suggests there could yet be alternative options to consider. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Porsche’s ties with Austria

The Osterreichring circuit was opened in 1969 as a replacement for the previous circuit at Zeltweg aerodrome

Austria, home of the Red Bull Ring that will be hosting the third round of the European Le Mans Series on 12 July, has been the scene of many a memorable moment for Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Hamilton back on top as Rosberg hits trouble again

Lewis Hamilton reasserted himself at the top of the timesheets ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix

2015-06-05_0582 Lewis Hamilton lays down the gauntlet ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix, as Nico Rosberg is forced onto the back foot again. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Button, Alonso set for ’25-place grid penalty’

Jenson Button’s component changes are confirmed, with a full 25 place grid penalty – and therefore race penalty – set to be enforced

2015-06-05_1172 Jenson Button will join Fernando Alonso in taking grid penalties and a race penalty after McLaren-Honda opted to change four power unit components ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

McLaren needs an ‘extreme approach’ to win again

“It is taking time, but I’m optimistic.” – Alonso 

2015-06-06_2044 The ‘extreme approach’ of starting a new collaboration with Honda is the the only way McLaren will get the better of Mercedes, according to Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Button: Driving in F1 is still a buzz…

Jenson Button insists he still gets a ‘buzz’ from driving in F1, despite criticism of the recent regulations for being ‘too slow’

2015-06-05_1172 Jenson Button insists F1 still gives him a ‘buzz’, even if he laments the sport of today is certainly different to that of a decade ago. As the most experienced driver on the F1 grid, having started 272 races since making his debut in 2000, Button has been present for numerous regulation changes and is currently competing in an era that has come under fire for being ‘too slow’ and not challenging enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Canadian Grand Prix: Flagworld.com at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve coverage continues…

The Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix as lived from Flagworld

2015-06-06_1776On Saturday this year we tried to bring you different perspectives of FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX event from our point of view.

Flagworld photo album

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Jun 05

Canadian Grand Prix: Montreal balancing act for Button, McLaren

Jenson Button admits that McLaren isn’t likely to find the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as accommodating as the sinous streets of Monaco

2015-02-28 - McLaren Honda - Barcelona - Jenson Button 05 Button admits that this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix is a very different prospect to Monaco, where he finally broke the McLaren-Honda team’s points duck at the sixth attempt.

Flagworld photo album

 

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Apr 16

A ninth consecutive participation in the largest sporting event in the country

The Formula Tour 1600 again at the Canadian Grand Prix program

2014-06-08_0027The FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA is pleased to announce a ninth consecutive participation of North American drivers Formula 1600, the program’s most important sporting event in the country, 5, 6 and 7 June. 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 »

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