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It has stirred real fears that McLaren could dump its protege Kevin Magnussen after just a single season
Where before there was merely smoke, now there are the first obvious signs of fire.
Fernando Alonso’s future with Ferrari is almost certainly in serious doubt. Some Spanish media sources continue to insist that the frustrated Spaniard is not interested in leaving the crisis-struck Italian team for McLaren-Honda, or even reigning world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »
Fernando Alonso is still the main character,
Even with much of the F1 world on the long-haul return to Europe, the silly season continued to churn on Monday after the Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »
McLaren has reportedly suffered yet another sponsorship blow.
On the eve of the Singapore grand prix, Bernie Ecclestone unveiled whisky brand Johnnie Walker as a new official sponsor for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »
Jenson Button has acknowledged that McLaren’s deliberations over its 2015 lineup could leave him without an alternative.
Amid the high uncertainty, an impression began to form at Monza recently that the British team would in fact not sign a top name like Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso next year. Read the rest of this entry »
Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 could fill up a depleted grid next year with three-car top teams.
Former Williams chairman Adam Parr set off alarm bells after the Italian grand prix recently when he ‘tweeted’ that three struggling teams are about to collapse. Read the rest of this entry »
But some big and familiar names are involved in Formula E.
As a brand new, global single seater series prepares to launch off the grid, boss Alejandro Agag insists Formula E is not trying to take on F1. Read the rest of this entry »
The signs are growing stronger that Jenson Button will secure at least one more year at McLaren.
The British team’s quest for a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso to spearhead the new Honda era beginning in 2015 has been an open paddock secret. Read the rest of this entry »
F1’s governing FIA has rubbished the latest conspiracy theory in the wake of the Italian grand prix.
After the Monza race, multiple authoritative media publications and F1 officials suspected Nico Rosberg – perhaps in atonement for the Spa crash – deliberately faked braking mistakes on Sunday to gift Lewis Hamilton the win. Read the rest of this entry »
McLaren could wait another year for a top name to join the newly Honda-powered outfit.
In recent days and weeks, it has become increasingly clear that the Woking team is bidding to lure a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel to the British-Japanese works collaboration for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
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Ron Dennis says it is possible McLaren will line up with the same drivers in 2015.
Currently, Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button are waiting to know if they will spearhead the start of the Woking team’s Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »
Right at the front of the grid, the 2015 ‘silly season’ is threatening to burst into life.
On paper, the top teams – Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull – are all locked up contractually. But Romain Grosjean, the Lotus driver looking for a change of scene, thinks Fernando Alonso is still the “key” that could unlock a torrent of action. Read the rest of this entry »
F1 teams have agreed the likely date for the opening winter test of 2015.
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the first of three pre-season tests in Europe will begin on February 1, at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »
A week before Monza, which is always a hotbed of rumours, the notorious F1 ‘silly season’ is looking uncharacteristically uncertain.
Speculation is usually rife around the time of the Italian grand prix, but looking ahead to the 2015 season and the sport’s grandee drivers and teams, either a lot will change or not much will change at all. Read the rest of this entry »
Jenson Button has admitted for the first time that he might be forced to “retire” at the end of 2014.
As McLaren and Honda look ahead to their new works partnership beginning next year, it is clear the Woking based team is hoping to sign a truly top driver. Read the rest of this entry »
Even boss Eric Boullier admits the protracted deliberations are unusual for McLaren.
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The F1 world is split over Nico Rosberg’s actions in the Belgian grand prix.
Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton’s former McLaren teammate, thinks the incident that left the 2008 world champion almost 30 points behind the sister Mercedes was questionable at best. Read the rest of this entry »
The delayed announcement of McLaren’s 2015 lineup will not drag on until the winter, boss Eric Boullier insists.
On paper, the Woking team is the only F1 grandee whose driver plans for next year are not at all clear. It is known that McLaren’s new works engine partner Honda is pushing for a truly top name – like Alonso, Hamilton or Vettel – to spearhead the project. Read the rest of this entry »
As F1 woke from its summer slumber, the big talking point at Spa was 16-year-old Jos Verstappen.
“At least Red Bull’s marketing is working well because almost all the questions are about that,” smiled Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »
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