Tag Archive: McLaren

Jan 17

Martin Whitmarsh to take up F1 advisory role with FIA

Whitmarsh has  worked in America’s Cup sailing and recently took up a place on Formula E’s advisory board

2013-06-08_0053Former McLaren Formula 1 team chief Martin Whitmarsh is set to take up an advisory role with the FIA to help define the series’ future financial regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 16

Renault aim to emulate Mercedes engine and junior driver tie-up

“In my opinion, an important element will be how we leverage our engine supplier activity”

2017-06-09-13-49-26_1269Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul is eager to install a similar structure used by Mercedes to give opportunities to its junior drivers with customer engine supply deals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 02

Red Bull reveals new logo with Aston Martin tie-up

The new logo doesn’t include any colour change

2017-06-08_0382New-look Aston Martin Red Bull Racing has unveiled its tweaked logo to incorporate the British manufacturer as it begins its title sponsor partnership in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 17

McLaren gave Honda six months for turnaround – Brown

Three years is a long time in Formula 1

F1: McLaren gave Honda six months for turnaround – BrownMcLaren’s executive director Zak Brown says his team gave Honda six months to find a turnaround to be competitive in 2018 and tried “many different things and many different ways” but when performance wasn’t forthcoming it gave the team no option. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 16

Hamilton predicts McLaren to join F1 title fight in 2018

“Next year, McLaren will have Renault engines, then we may see four teams fighting for the championship”

2017-06-11_1130Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren’s switch to Renault power units from next season could become a catalyst for his former team’s charge to a Formula 1 world championship fight alongside his Mercedes squad, Ferrari and Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 15

Could Alonso win the F1 title in 2018?

Alonso’s natural talent behind the wheel of an F1 car is undeniable

2017-06-09-14-55-44_1958Fernando Alonso may have endured a rotten three years with McLaren-Honda, but thanks to the arrival of new engine supplier Renault at the team for 2018, could he be in line to fight for a third Formula 1 world championship next season? Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 15

GP3: ART Grand Prix is pleased to reveal the identity of another one of their 2018 drivers, Nikita Mazepin

Nikita Mazepin joins ART Grand Prix in 2018

Nikita Mazepin joins ART Grand Prix in 2018

The young Russian driver began his career with several years of karting, which culminated in a second place in the famous CIK-FIA KF category, in France in 2014, finishing behind McLaren’s rising star, Lando Norris, and just ahead of his new teammate, Callum Ilott. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Hamilton: Mercedes cannot afford to stand still ahead of tougher F1

“It’s been an amazing season, but by no means a perfect one. There are always areas you can improve on” – Hamilton

2017-06-11_1674Lewis Hamilton has stressed Mercedes cannot afford to stand still in the Formula 1 development race ahead of a possible four-way fight for the championship in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 11

Can Red Bull and McLaren win again in 2018?

So will Renault be able to power Red Bull and McLaren to victory again in 2018?

2017-06-11_1157Red Bull and McLaren may have been two of Formula 1’s most prominent teams since the turn of the millennium, yet neither has managed to attain a huge amount of success in recent years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 03

Button confirms full-time Super GT programme for 2018

“I’ll be racing for Honda and have a contract to race with Honda in Super GT in 2018”

2016-06-12_1073Jenson Button has confirmed he will race full-time in Japan next year when he enters the Super GT championship with a Honda-backed team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 02

Alfa Romeo Sauber reveals 2018 livery concept

Alfa Romeo is owned by the FCA Group and is sister brand to Ferrari

Alfa Romeo Sauber, F1,

The rebranded Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team has teased its potential 2018 car colours with a livery concept during the team’s presentation in Milan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

Rising star Norris back in Mclaren for Formula One Tyre Test

British teen takes chequered flag in ninth from back of grid on F2 début weekend

Lando Norris British teen takes chequered flag in ninth from back of gridLando Norris has been given the opportunity to drive a current McLaren Honda MCL32 at a Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (29 Nov).

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Nov 26

Norris steps up to full-time Formula Two drive with Carlin

Lando stays loyal to British team & targets further success in ’18 

Lando NorrisLando Norris will remain with Carlin for a fourth consecutive season when McLaren’s 2018 Formula 1 test and reserve driver graduates to the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

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Nov 24

Kimoa becomes official surfwear partner of McLaren

McLaren is delighted to confirm that Kimoa has become a new corporate partner of the team. 

2017-11-24 - Kimoa becomes official surfwear partner of McLarenThe multi-year partnership, which begins in January 2018, will see Kimoa become the team’s Official Surfwear Partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 21

Successful debut test for Fernando Alonso in United Autosports’ Ligier JS p217

McLaren driver completes first test ahead of Rolex 24 At Daytona debut

Successful debut test for Fernando Alonso in United Autosports’ Ligier JS p217First time Spanish racer has driven an LMP2 car. Next outing will be the ROAR before the 24 on 5-7 January. Fernando Alonso has successfully completed his first test in the United Autosports’ Ligier JS P217 ahead of his debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 16

Alonso calls McLaren’s 2017 F1 season ‘very bad’

“I think it was very bad” – Alonso

2017-10-20_2187Fernando Alonso has given an honest assessment of McLaren’s displays through the 2017 Formula 1 season, calling it “very bad” after a lack of performance on-track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 13

McLaren reserve driver Lando Norris to join Campos Racing for F2 season finale

Briton Norris was recently crowned FIA European F3 champion and is set to make his Formula 2 debut in Abu Dhabi

McLaren reserve driver Lando Norris to join Campos Racing for F2 season finaleMcLaren Formula 1 protégé Lando Norris will contest the final round of this year’s FIA Formula 2 championship with Campos Racing.

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Nov 12

Ben Payne joins McLaren as inaugural director of esports

Ben joins the company from Microsoft

Ben Payne 2McLaren has underlined its commitment to the esports platform with the appointment of Ben Payne as the company’s new director of esports.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

Lando Norris becomes official McLaren test and reserve driver for 2018

McLaren is pleased to confirm that Lando Norris will become the team’s official Formula 1 test and reserve driver for the 2018 season. 

Lando has been a member of the McLaren Young Driver programme since the start of 2017, and today’s announcement crowns a hugely impressive 12 months for the 17 year old.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 26

Fernando Alonso joins United Autosports for Rolex 24 At Daytona

Double Formula One World Champion to race Ligier JS P217

2017-10-19_0480Spaniard to join Phil Hanson and McLaren development driver Lando Norris. Two car entry for Anglo American team in IMSA opener. United Autosports has confirmed that Fernando Alonso will race for the team in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
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