Tag Archive: McLaren-Mercedes

Oct 16

New McLaren app brings fans closer than ever to Britain’s most successful Formula 1 team

The experience is optimised to make the most of mobile and tablet platforms

05 - McLaren MercedesMcLaren has launched a new interactive app, providing mobile and tablet users with the most elegant and seamless access to the world of McLaren and Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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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Dec 02

Mercedes wins unofficial 2011 Formula One engine constructors’ championship

“This is a good result and quite a satisfying one for our engine specialists” – Norbert Haug

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - 032011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - 01Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull set nearly all the records and took most of the titles in 2011 but were denied one particular title: For the third successive year (2009-2011), Mercedes secured the most championship points of all the engine manufacturers last season with its three teams (Mercedes GP, McLaren-Mercedes, Force India).

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Oct 15

Lewis Hamilton on pole in Korea for 700th McLaren GP (+result)

McLaren insist ‘it’s not the full celebration yet

Lewis Hamilton pole Corée 2011-10-15Lewis Hamilton Japan 2011-10-14McLaren were back on pole for the first time in 2011, after delivering on the promise they have shown throughout the practice sessions in Korea. McLaren had topped all the practice sessions ahead of qualifying in the F1 Grand Prix of Korea, but they’ve appeared to be on top before in 2011 only to be denied pole position at the last second by Red Bull – or by their own slip-ups. Not so this weekend at Yeongam. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Sticky: Button sweeps Friday free practices, but RBR lurks (+results)

Jenson Button continued to set the pace in practice at Suzuka, but long run pace tells a different story

2011-09-23 - Singapore - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 052011-08-28 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Jenson Button 04Jenson Button completed the perfect opening day at the Japanese Grand Prix, but knows that he cannot rest easy as Red Bull Racing appeared streets ahead of the field on race pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Mercedes loudest F1 car in 2011

The Mercedes is the loudest formula one car in 2011.

2011-05-28 - Mercedes GP Petronas - Monaco - Michael Schumacher 022011-05-28 - Mercedes GP Petronas - Monaco - 01That is the finding of the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, after testing the volume of this year’s field trackside in Monaco just over a week ago. The silver W02 registered 127.8 decibels, which is louder than the average human pain threshold, and nearly as loud as a military jet aircraft take-off with afterburner at 50 feet. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Ferrari using same front wing as in Hungary

Ferrari’s front wing design has not yet been tested by the FIA at Spa-Francorchamps.

On Friday, the governing body – having introduced a more stringent flexibility test for the Belgian event – declared legal the wings on the McLaren as well as Red Bull’s controversial RB6. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Montreal: soft tyres grip Hamilton to Canada pole (+ result / + grid)

Ending Red Bull’s domination

Lewis Hamilton cracked Red Bull’s run of qualifying dominance on Saturday by securing pole position for the Canadian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Montreal: wall before fastest time for Lewis Hamilton (+ result)

Last session before qualifyng

2010-06-11-0111Both Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa narrowly avoided damaging their cars during the final practice session in Montreal prior to qualifying. On Saturday morning at an overcast and grey Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, where damp patches meant the beginning of the hour-long session was very quiet, the pair both scraped the layout’s famous concrete walls in separate incidents. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

TW Steel announce David Coulthard as brand ambassador

Formula One winner and DTM series racer

David Coulthard TW SteelTW Steel, the international watch brand specializing in oversized watches, is pleased to announce that 13-time Formula One Grand Prix winner, David Coulthard, has joined its roster of Global Brand Ambassadors. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Sticky: Webber takes Sepang pole (+result & grid)

Mark Webber in P1 for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel

Mark Webber gave Red Bull Racing another pole to maintain the Milton Keynes-based outfit’s domination of qualifying in F1 2010. Webber will now line-up at the head of the pack for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg second and the second Red Bull RB6 of Sebastian Vettel in third. Vettel had claimed top spot in Australia and Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

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