Tag Archive: McLaren

Sep 03

McLaren eyeing 2017 to ‘re-balance’ in its favour

“Honda has the energy, the commitment and the resources and they will do it. Definitely, we trust them 100 per cent like they trust us”

2015-06-05_1185 Eric Boullier believes the change in the regulations for 2017 will coincide nicely with the development of the McLaren-Honda project. Eric Boullier considers the mooted change in regulations for 2017 to be a chance for McLaren-Honda to get back on terms with its rivals, saying its current concept will have ‘matured’ enough to deliver by then.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Andretti reverts to season one powertrain

Andretti Technologies solution put on hold until season three

Andretti Technologies solution put on hold until season three

Andretti Formula E has decided to delay the introduction of its new powertrain and revert to the previous McLaren motor used in the inaugural season. 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 26

Emotional maiden win for BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa

In their sixth attempt at the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Belgian BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS finally took their first win on home soil. The #46 BMW Z4 driven by Nick Catsburg, Markus Palttala and Lucas Luhr completed 536 laps, taking fastest lap for good measure, crossing the line a lap ahead of the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT in a typically eventful race in changeable weather.

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Jul 26

Will BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS take its maiden win?

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 21 hours 30 minutes

With just over two hours to go in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa, the #46 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW holds all the cards and could take its very first win in their home race. No room for mistakes though because the best of the Audi contingent is on the same lap.

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Jul 26

And then there were three

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 19 hours

Five hours to go in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa and three cars on the lap fighting for the overall win.
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Jul 26

Battle for the lead hotting-up

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 16 hours

Eight hours remain and four cars are still battling for the podium position in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa. The lead changes hands head-over-fist, with the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT occupying the first position at the 16-hour mark. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Rowe Racing Mercedes still going strong at dawn

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 13 hours

Just over halfway through in the 67th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, track conditions in the Belgian endurance classic are still n

ot the easiest to cope with.

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Jul 25

Six different brands in top-6 after eight hours of racing

After one third of the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa, six different manufacturers were represented in the top-6 places

With a Mercedes, BMW, Audi, McLaren, Bentley and Lamborghini leading the race after eight hours, the competitiveness of the Blancpain Endurance Series – and the Total 24 Hours of Spa in particular – was proven once again.

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Jul 25

#99 Rowe Racing SLS take full points after six hours

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 6 hours

With a total of six safety car-interventions and two Full Course Yellow-situations so far, the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa has proven to be a very eventful race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

2014 winners leading Total 24 Hours of Spa

Different strategies change racing order

The opening hours of the 2015 edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa are still marked by rain, safety car interventions and full course yellow situations. Last year’s leaders Rast-Winkelhock-Vanthoor are in the lead at 9 pm. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Wet start to the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 1 hour

Torrential rain greeted the drivers at the start of the 67th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. McLaren-drivers Kevin Estre (#58 Von Ryan) and Alvaro Parente (#59 Von Ryan) lost no time in moving forwards and even managed to pass polesitter Frank Stippler (#2 Audi Sport Team WRT) climbing up to Raidillon.

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Jul 16

Boullier: McLaren has seconds of potential to unlock

Eric Boullier says it remains McLaren-Honda’s target to be competitive by the end of the 2015 season

2015-06-07_1393The McLaren-Honda has ‘seconds’ of potential to unlock, with the team still targeting regular top tens before the season is out. 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 07

McLaren feeling pinch as it mounts pressure on Honda

“We have good forecasts for next year, but its going to hurt us in terms of revenue and we will have to find a way to curb this.”

2015-06-04_0302 McLaren admits its lack of success with Honda is having wider ramifications, suggesting the two companies have different timeframes for success. 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 16

Tata Communications takes real-time data visualisation to the next level with the first challenge of the 2015 F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize

Tata Communications today announces the first challenge of the 2015 F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize.
F1 CIP Judges from left to right; David Coulthard, F1 Commentator; Mehul Kapadia, Managing Director F1 Business at Tata Communic The goal of the USD $50,000 prize, launched last year, is to inspire technical visionaries and creative minds worldwide to harness innovation in Formula 1® racing through two technology challenges.

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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 11

Teams signal opposition to 18-inch wheels

Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari air their misgivings about the proposals to increase tyre size to 18 inch rims

2015-06-04_0324The proposal to move to larger 18-inch wheels has come up against opposition from leading teams since it is not considered ‘an attractive direction in terms of performance’. Read the rest of this entry »

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