Tag Archive: McLaren

Jan 19

Ben Priest joins McLaren to spearhead US commercial and Partner development efforts

Ben joins the Partner Development team at McLaren Marketing

Ben Priest joins McLaren to spearhead US commercial and Partner development efforts McLaren has hired Ben Priest as Vice President, Americas – Partnership Development, to spearhead a renewed focus on landing key business in the US.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

McLaren to start Alonso contact talks “a few races” into 2017

McLaren intends to start negotiations with Fernando Alonso about a new contract “a few races” into the 2017 F1 season, executive director Zak Brown has revealed.

McLaren to start Alonso contact talks "a few races" into 2017Alonso re-joined McLaren on a three-year deal in 2015, and while he has previously said he is 100% committed to the team, he hasn’t stood on the F1 podium now since Hungary 2014, when he was in his final season with Ferrari, and his last win was in Spain the previous year. The Spaniard has also hinted at a possible exit should the new formula this season not provide the ‘extreme’ challenge he craves. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Hulkenberg not expecting ‘top ten straight away’ with Renault

“I think next year is still a build-up year. You have to be realistic and this year they come from a pretty difficult year.”
Hulkenberg not expecting ‘top ten straight away’ with RenaultNico Hulkenberg admits he will approach his first season as a Renault Sport F1 driver with modest initial expectations since he expects the team to still be playing catch up following its late decision to return to the sport last year.
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Dec 13

Alonso urges F1 wet race rethink over spray

“What we need to learn from races in Brazil, is that we need better visibility if we can”
Alonso urges F1 wet race rethink over sprayFernando Alonso has encouraged F1 bosses to come up with revisions for wet races in the aftermath of the Brazilian Grand Prix and feels lessons can be learnt from GT racing.
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Dec 12

Mercedes sets sights on Bottas to replace Rosberg

Bottas is currently contracted to race with Williams for a fifth consecutive season in 2017
2016-06-12_1108 Mercedes has engaged in negotiations with Williams to release Valtteri Bottas from his contract to replace Nico Rosberg in the title-winning team, it has been reported.
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Dec 10

Paddy Lowe in demand as Mercedes talks near

Mercedes is understood to be coming under pressure to retain Lowe’s services

Paddy Lowe in demand as Mercedes talks nearPaddy Lowe is reportedly being chased by several teams as he prepares to decide whether he will commit to Mercedes or consider options elsewhere beyond 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Hamilton won’t get Mercedes team-mate say – Wolff

Pascal Wehrlein remains the bookies’ favourite for the drive

Hamilton won’t get Mercedes team-mate say – WolffMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed Lewis Hamilton won’t be directly involved in the process of deciding who his team-mate will be for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship season, but says ‘dynamics’ with any potential candidates will be considered. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

2017 F1 entry list published, four seats to fill

The Provisional 2017 F1 entry list

2016-10-23The FIA has published its provisional entry list for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship with four seats still to be filled between Mercedes, Manor and Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Mercedes will consider Alonso for vacant seat

“But he is in a contract with McLaren-Honda at the moment and we just need to weigh all the other options up.”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0033 Toto Wolff has hinted Mercedes will be willing to pursue Fernando Alonso as a replacement for newly-retired world champion Nico Rosberg, but McLaren has indicated it isn’t open to letting its star driver go.
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Nov 20

Experienced Magnussen will push Haas forward – Grosjean

By joining Haas, Magnussen will become the first driver to have sampled Renault, Mercedes, Honda and Ferrari V6 Hybrid engines.

2016-10-23_72163 Romain Grosjean feels Haas stands to make good gains next season following its decision to sign Kevin Magnussen for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Brawn warns new regulations may not end dominant era

Brawn’s argument echoes that of Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff
2016-10-22_70944 Ross Brawn says there is a good chance one team could continue to dominate F1 despite a change in technical regulations aimed at growing competition amongst the leading teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

‘Big change’ will allow teams to develop in 2017 – Button

“That will make the racing a lot more fun”

2016-10-23_72328 Jenson Button has teased the overhaul in technical regulations for the 2017 season will see F1 return to the days of when in-season development and upgrades will make a noticeable difference to results over the course of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

McLaren headed by executive committee until new CEO found

McLaren has outlined its head management structure after the departure of Ron Dennis as chairman and CEO

2016-06-08_0065 Dennis confirmed he has been placed on gardening leave for the remainder of his current contract which expires in January and has stepped down as chairman and CEO but remains a shareholder and director of the McLaren Technology Group as he keeps hold of his 25% share. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Alonso wants McLaren’s 2017 gains to be ‘final step’

“If we are able to produce a quick car from race one we have a chance to do well”

2016-10-23_72726 Fernando Alonso says McLaren’s improvements this season give a promising indication for a similar step in 2017 where he hopes this team can catch the world title contenders. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Strakka Racing to field McLaren GT 650S GT3 in four-car assault on Blancpain GT series

Minimum four-car Blancpain entry signals start of exciting and prestigious partnership between McLaren GT and Strakka Racing

Strakka Racing McLaren GT 650S GT3 2 Established British sportscar team Strakka Racing has forged a substantial long-term partnership with McLaren GT, the GT race car division of McLaren Group to be its latest customer race team.

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Nov 06

Hamilton: ‘Third time lucky’ to keep title dreams alive

So yeah, who knows? Third time lucky maybe
Hamilton: ‘Third time lucky’ to keep title dreams aliveLewis Hamilton says there is no particular reason why he has never won the Brazilian Grand Prix as he heads to Interlagos knowing he must prevent Nico Rosberg from taking a victory in order to keep his title hopes alive.
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Oct 19

‘Innovation is GREAT’ partners with McLaren to showcase the UK’s innovative culture across the world

The GREAT Britain Campaign (GREAT) has announced a unique partnership with McLaren to help highlight the UK’s innovative culture

2016-10-19 - ‘Innovation is GREAT’ partners with McLaren to showcase the UK’s innovative culture across the world The UK has an impressive track record for creativity and developing and pioneering new ideas and cutting-edge technology. Whether through its Formula 1, road cars or Applied Technologies arm, McLaren is a prominent example of a British technology company with innovation at its heart.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Hamilton ahead as Mercedes goes clear in Malaysia

Having seen his car go up in flames in FP1, Kevin Magnussen did get back out on course in his Renault
Lewis Hamilton has topped the timesheets on the first day of action for the Malaysian Grand Prix as Mercedes stamped its early mark on proceedings around the Sepang International Circuit.
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Sep 25

Vandoorne unencumbered by ‘baggage’ in 2017

“This is a probably a nice opportunity to perform well for me, as I don’t come with the ‘baggage’ of the old F1 car experience”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0010 Stoffel Vandoorne says entering F1 at a time of change in the regulations will be an advantage – albeit a brief one – as he prepares for his full McLaren debut in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

McLaren denies Apple buyout talks

“We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment”
2016-06-08_0065 McLaren has played down reports of Apple looking to heavily invest or buyout the company after news speculated negotiations were imminent. Read the rest of this entry »

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