Tag Archive: McLaren

May 23

McLaren will be team to defeat Mercedes – Dennis

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have repeatedly stated the chassis is as competitive as the front runners

Ron Dennis says McLaren will be the team to halt Mercedes’ dominance in F1, suggesting the forthcoming change in technical regulations will be its opportunity to claw back ground.

May 20

Hamilton: I don’t look at Ferrari and wish I was there…

“I look at my team, the Silver Arrows, and think I’m a part of this history”
Lewis Hamilton has dropped a clear hint that he plans to see out his Formula 1 career with the Mercedes team in order to remain an ambassador for the brand beyond the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Alonso: McLaren has stronger chassis than Ferrari

“Good to be in front of Williams, Force India, Ferrari in terms of chassis.”
Fernando Alonso says McLaren currently has the third-best chassis behind Mercedes and Red Bull on the F1 grid and is pleased to be ahead of Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Alonso: Q3 must be our aim

“Our performance in qualifying is something we’re working on all the time, to give us the best chance in the race”

Fernando Alonso feels after McLaren-Honda’s recent performance gains its aim must be to break into the top ten pole shootout in qualifying to climb through the midfield ranks. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Alonso: Red Bull fights Ferrari… and McLaren can fight Red Bull

Fernando Alonso feels Red Bull is the clear target for McLaren-Honda now, sensing the team has now made a crucial step forward in performance

Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda must now use Red Bull as its reference and target in the coming rounds of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship after scoring its first top six finish of the season in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Venturi forms technical partnership with ROHM Semiconductor

Venturi Automobiles using cutting-edge material Silicon Carbide ( SiC ) technology in the Venturi Formula E

Venturi forms technical partnership with ROHM Semiconductor The Venturi Formula E Team has been boosted by an exclusive technical partnership with the renowned Japanese semi-conductor and electronics company, ROHM Semiconductor. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Magnussen eyes F1 titles with Renault

Quizzed on his goals for the year, Magnussen added that at this stage it is very much ‘wait and see’
Magnussen eyes F1 titles with RenaultKevin Magnussen says the important thing for him this year is to ensure he does enough to be retained by Renault and to ensure he is still around when Renault is back winning and challenging for championships.
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Mar 16

Di Resta and Paffett to test for Williams F1

For Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett, sitting behind the wheel of a Formula one car is anything but virgin soil

That’s one of the reasons why the two DTM aces were offered test-driver jobs at the pinnacle of motor racing. Scotland’s Di Resta will replace German Adrian Sutil at the Williams F1 Team and Paffett already has been working for them as simulator driver since February. Nonetheless, DTM represents the top priority for the two Britons.    Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

McLaren announces renewed partnership with Johnnie Walker

Diageo’s world-famous scotch whisky brand has been a partner of McLaren since 2005 

2016-03-11 - McLaren announces renewed partnership with Johnnie Walker McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce a multi-year extension of its prestigious and long-standing partnership with Johnnie Walker.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

2016 Blancpain GT Series reaches new heights

Record-breaking 38 cars for the opening round of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup in Misano

2016 Blancpain GT Series reaches new heights  Mercedes-Benz 2016’s Blancpain GT Series is shaping up to be the most competitive season in the championship’s history. With more cars than ever before competing in all 10 rounds of the campaign, the strongest grid in the history of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and further confirmation of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup’s prestige, the world’s biggest GT series just got bigger! Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

McLaren-Honda signs exciting multi-year partnership with Calsonic Kansei

McLaren-Honda today announces a new multi-year partnership with Japanese automotive company Calsonic Kansei

2016-03-09 - McLaren-Honda signs exciting multi-year partnership with Calsonic Kansei Calsonic Kansei is a leading global manufacturer of automotive components, supplying heat exchangers, climate control systems, instrument panels, compressors, electronics and exhaust systems to some of the world’s leading automotive brands.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse announce 2016 British GT campaign with McLaren

Black Bull become title sponsor of Scottish squad
 
Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse announce 2016 British GT campaign with McLaren Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse embarks on another British GT season in 2016 as a McLaren GT customer team, also confirming factory driver Rob Bell behind the wheel of the McLaren 650S GT3 alongside Alasdair McCaig. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Alonso confirms McLaren still has ‘many things to work on’

“I am happy with the job we did these last two weeks”

Alonso confirms McLaren still has 'many things to work on'Fernando Alonso is happier with his lot after F1 pre-season testing than he was last year, but admits McLaren-Honda still has work to do ahead of the Australian Grand Prix…

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Mar 03

Positive conclusions from two day shakedown

Third generation car shows strong reliability in Magny-Cours

GP3 - Matevos Isaakyan (Koiranen GP) It was another fruitful day for the shakedown of the third generation car at Magny-Cours in France. The GP3/16 was once again run on track with all seven teams using just one car only. The purpose of this was for the squads to learn how to operate the brand new machine and to test its reliability. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Successful shakedown for the GP3/16 car in Magny-Cours

Positive opening day with the third generation car
GP3 - Magny-Cours - Jake Hughes (DAMS) History was made today when the GP3 teams got their first experience of the brand new GP3/16 car at a non-official test in Magny-Cours circuit in France.

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Feb 25

Nyck de Vries confirmed at ART Grand Prix

McLaren junior second driver revealed at French outfit

Nyck de Vries confirmed at ART Grand PrixART Grand Prix is thrilled to announce that the 21 years old Dutch racer Nyck de Vries will be carrying the team’s colours in the upcoming 2016 GP3 Series. Nyck made a strong impression from the moment he stepped into the karting scene at the tender age of four and he has not looked back.

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Feb 23

Arai steps down as Honda F1 chief

Honda’s F1 programme is set for a managerial shake-up with boss Yasuhisa Arai to step down from the position next week.

Yasuhisa Arai After a board meeting by the Japanese manufacturer it was confirmed Arai would be replaced by Yusuke Hasegawa in the role of executive chief engineer on 1st March 2016.
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Feb 09

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challenge

“I wouldn’t like to make predictions” – Newey

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challengeRed Bull admits it is wary about its chances this season as it prepares for a more distant relationship with returning constructor Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

McLaren wins the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour and leads the Intercontinental GT Challenge

Round 1 – Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

Shane Van Gisbergen, Alvaro Parente and Jonathon Webb drove their #59 Tekno Autosports McLaren to victory in an action-packed Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, the opening round in the new Intercontinental GT Challenge.

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Feb 06

Mercedes refusing to discount Honda or Renault

The manufacturer has dominated F1 since the change to regulation of V6 Hybrid power units

2016-01-14-15-54-49_0261 Mercedes’ Andy Cowell says Honda and Renault are very capable of making ‘big, big gains’ to bring them into line with Mercedes and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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