Tag Archive: McLaren-Mercedes

Sep 01

Top speeds at Monza to be lower than expected

Top speeds at Monza this weekend may not be quite as spectacular as earlier expected.

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale Monza That is the claim of the specialist German publication Auto Motor und Sport, despite predictions the new turbo V6-powered machines could soar beyond the old 370+kph top-speed record of the 2005 Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Sparco backed McLaren Mercedes take double points haul in Canada

The race was one of the most thrilling of the season 

2014-06-08_0747Sparco supported drivers have made a return to the front end of the Formula One standings after Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix saw McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button finish in fourth place with his team-mate Kevin Magnussen in ninth. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

McLaren Mercedes to feature unique Johnnie Walker livery for the Monaco Grand Prix

McLaren Mercedes has today unveiled a unique livery for the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix.

2014-05-22 - McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Johnnie Walker (3)To celebrate its special relationship with McLaren Mercedes, Johnnie Walker will feature prominently on the car, along with on the driver overalls and helmets. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

SAP and McLaren to unveil unique Chinese Grand Prix livery

SAP is the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAPTo celebrate the return of Formula 1 racing to China this weekend the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 will feature a unique livery, with high profile SAP branding. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Gillette and McLaren Mercedes enhance official partnership

The two brands are extending their partnership

2014-04-15 - Gillette and McLaren Mercedes (1)Gillette, the world’s leading male grooming brand, is enhancing its collaboration with McLaren Mercedes, one of the most prestigious and successful teams in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Sparco supports rising talent with World Series by Renault partnership

We wish all the drivers and teams the best of luck

Sparco logo World Series by Renault is set to embark on its tenth season with team and drivers of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series ready to battle for victory around the fastest track on the calendar, Monza, this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Akebono Brake Company increases technical integration with McLaren Mercedes

Akebono elevated to the status of ‘Technology Partner’

2014-02-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Akebono 2Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (Akebono) and the McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team are pleased to announce a new, extended technology partnership. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

McLaren’s Performance Academy gears up for its second year

Building on the success of the 2013 Performance Academy

McLaren Group McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) will welcome talented drivers to the McLaren Technology Centre as it runs its unique Performance Academy for the second consecutive year.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Sparco set to debut latest race suit tech in Formula One’s new era

Sparco has long been involved in Formula One

Sparco The majority of Formula One teams are preparing to make their 2014 public track debut tomorrow as the first pre-season test session gets underway at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

McLaren Mercedes announce renewed partnership with Santander

McLaren Mercedes today announced that Santander 

McLaren Mercedes logo.jpg The largest bank in the eurozone and one of the biggest banks in the world, has renewed its long term corporate partnership with the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Grey livery and no Vodafone successor at McLaren

Ron Dennis-style grey and white

2013-05-10 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - @McLarenF1 McLaren looks set to enter the 2014 season without an orange livery, and without a replacement for departed title sponsor Vodafone. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

2014 McLaren-Mercedes deal ‘not pleasant’ – Wolff

“Supplying McLaren for one more year is indeed not a pleasant situation”

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Toto Wolff - Aldo CostaToto Wolff has admitted continuing to supply McLaren with Mercedes engines next year is “not a pleasant situation”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

McLaren plays down Mercedes IP fears for 2014

Is Mercedes’ intellectual property in danger?

2013-05-12 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 04McLaren has played down suggestions Honda will unfairly benefit from the great British team’s continuing collaboration with Mercedes next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Whitmarsh says ‘who knows’ to McLaren-Honda deal

Martin Whitmarsh has not categorically denied reports McLaren could team up with former engine partner Honda for F1’s new turbo V6 era.

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Martin Whitmarsh 022012-06-09_0075It had been reported engineers belonging to the Japanese marque, having withdrawn its works team from the sport in 2008, might now already be working at Woking. The reports said Honda could possibly be ready with a turbo V6 next year, but that a new one-year deal between McLaren and Mercedes for 2014 is the most likely option before a change of tack in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Honda engineers already at McLaren – report

McLaren is yet to sign an engine deal for the new turbo V6 era beginning in 2014, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

2013-01-17-01332012-12-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Oliver Turvey 00“Mercedes is pushing for a decision in the next days,” said correspondent Michael Schmidt. The successful, title-winning McLaren-Mercedes partnership dates back almost two decades, but with Mercedes now with its own team, McLaren is no longer the ‘works’ partner. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

F1 briefs: Kubica, McLaren-Mercedes and Austin

The latest…

Robert Kubica photo © WRI2 Austin - Texas shorelineRobert Kubica will continue his push for racing fitness by stepping up to the wheel of a full world rally-spec Citroen C4 for two forthcoming minor rallies (Rally di Coma and Rallye du Var).  “I can’t wait to drive a car that is as quick and has been as successful as the C4 WRC,” said the former BMW and Renault driver, who was seriously injured in a rally crash in February 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

150 and counting…

McLaren’s historic 150th pole position

02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 04On the occasion of McLaren’s historic 150th pole position in World Championship Formula 1 racing, eight senior Woking men answer the question “Do you remember your first time?”

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Jul 27

Renault defends pushing F1 rules to limit with Red Bull

Renault has defended pushing the limits of the formula one rules together with Red Bull.

Renault Sport F1 logo2012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix - Renault Sport F1 01Although the French marque also supplies identical V8 engines to Lotus, Williams and Caterham, Red Bull is regarded as Renault’s ‘works’ team.

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Jul 16

Marussia F1 Team lights up the Kremlin at Moscow City Racing

In the main event 

2012-06-09_02142012-06-08_0161Charles Pic and his Marussia F1 Team delivered a ‘Kremlin-cool’ performance today at the main event for this weekend’s Moscow City Racing festival of motorsport. It was Charles’ first trip to Russia and the Marussia F1 Team’s first participation in this important event on Russia’s burgeoning motorsport calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Free practice 1 – Grand Prix du Canada

Flagworld.com live from Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

2012-06-08_05432012-06-08_0386It was under cloudy skies that the first free practice session of the F1 Canadian Grand Prix got under way and after some long periods of hesitation most drivers went out and started laying down some rubber for future sessions.

(More pictures in Flagworld’s photo album of the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix)

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