Tag Archive: McLaren

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Button linked with Le Mans switch

Jenson Button could move into Le Mans sports cars next year if he loses his McLaren seat, manager Richard Goddard has admitted.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 With just three races left to run in 2014, McLaren is still yet to announce its next driver lineup, although it is obvious talks with Fernando Alonso are taking place. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Oct 16

Montezemolo confirms Alonso leaving Ferrari

Luca di Montezemolo has admitted Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari.

2014-10-05_0199 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The Spaniard’s falling out with the Maranello team and recent dissolving of his contract is an open secret in F1 circles, but it is yet to be officially confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Wolff thinks Le Mans sabbatical for Alonso possible

It is possible Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical in 2015, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

2013-06-08_0128 It is the burning question of the F1 driver ‘silly season’ at present — now that Sebastian Vettel has left Red Bull apparently to replace Alonso at Ferrari, what will the talented but temperamental Spaniard do next? Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

McLaren to decide 2015 drivers this season

McLaren is aiming to decide its 2015 driver lineup before the chequered flag waves in Abu Dhabi next month.

2014-06-07_0873 That is the claim of boss Eric Boullier, after the Woking team’s lead driver Jenson Button revealed that as recently as the Suzuka race he was “annoyed” McLaren is leaving its decision so late. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Button worried about rookie Magnussen’s future

“You shouldn’t worry about me”

2014-02-28_0009 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Jenson Button Jenson Button says he is concerned about the future of his rookie teammate Kevin Magnussen, as McLaren continues to delay its decision about 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso eyes Williams as sabbatical ‘risk’ grows

Williams is the latest team sensationally linked with Fernando Alonso’s uncertain future.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The growing feeling in the F1 paddock is that, as Ferrari reportedly prepares to welcome Sebastian Vettel, Spaniard Alonso is facing the prospect of a year on the sidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Alonso to take Movistar to next team – report

A week after Sebastian Vettel blew the ‘silly season’ wide open, little else is clear about the shape of the upper part of the grid for 2015.

2014-06-07_1279 Despite rumours he might be McLaren-bound, however, paddock sources insist Vettel is definitely headed to Ferrari. The next step for the man he is set to replace, however – Fernando Alonso – is much less clear. What is obvious is that there is plenty of movement in the background, which might explain the latest rumours linking Lewis Hamilton with the exit at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Now Hamilton sucked into 2015 ‘silly season’

F1’s top three drivers are all now caught up in the most intriguing ‘silly season’ for some time.

2014-07-18_0897 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton As the Suzuka paddock was packed up mere days ago, it seemed almost certain that Sebastian Vettel is headed to Ferrari next year to replace the McLaren-bound Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Lotus finally announces Mercedes switch

Lotus has finally announced its switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2015 and beyond.

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engine With current Mercedes customer McLaren moving to works Honda power next year, it has long been rumoured that Enstone based Lotus would pick up the deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Vettel still not naming 2015 employer

A week ago, the ‘silly season’ seemed much clearer.

2014-07-05 - 99011 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel announced his shock departure from Red Bull, and everyone – including his current employer – simply assumed he would be heading to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Hamilton has ‘no thoughts’ of leaving Mercedes

McLaren was moved on Wednesday to deny wild speculation Lewis Hamilton is set to return to the team in 2015.

Hamilton - Suzuka 2014 The British team said the rumour Ron Dennis’ former protege – who is currently leading the world championship for dominant rival Mercedes – had recently travelled to Woking to sign up are “utterly without foundation”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Alonso in ‘tough’ McLaren negotiations – report

Fernando Alonso is locked in “tough negotiations” with McLaren, the F1 correspondent Luis Vasconcelos claims.

2014-06-07_0235 Although the Spanish driver insists Sebastian Vettel’s switch to Ferrari is a mere symptom of his own plans for the future, there are sections of the media who think the German actually caught Alonso off guard. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Red Bull thinks Alonso is McLaren-bound

Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko believes Fernando Alonso is headed to McLaren.

2014-06-07_0254 When it emerged that the reigning world champion team is losing Sebastian Vettel, many were surprised to learn that Red Bull would not simply replace the departing German with Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

McLaren denies Stroll rumours

McLaren has denied claims Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll may be looking at buying into the British team.

2013-06-09_1355 Italy’s Autosprint reports that after Stroll recently held ultimately failed talks with Marussia and Sauber, he may then have been approached by McLaren shareholder Mansour Ojjeh. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Vettel masterminded massive Ferrari deal

The word at Suzuka on race-day Sunday is that Sebastian Vettel pulled off a masterstroke.

2014-07-17 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Not only has he exposed Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari split and revealed that Red Bull’s doors are closed to the Spaniard, the reigning world champion has reportedly single-handedly brokered perhaps the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Report – McLaren planning private Honda tests?

McLaren and Honda could be planning to run an interim F1 car outside the sport’s officially-sanctioned test dates.

IMG_6345 It has emerged at Suzuka that the returning Japanese carmaker’s new turbo V6 is being mated to an “experimental vehicle” that according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport is called MP4-29H. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Bianchi ‘understands’ Ferrari signing Vettel

Jules Bianchi has acknowledged there will be no room for him at Ferrari in 2015.

IMG_4100 Earlier – before Sebastian Vettel stunned the paddock with his shock Red Bull exit – Frenchman Bianchi nominated himself as the “logical” candidate to replace Fernando Alonso at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Dennis says Alonso deal not done

Ron Dennis on Saturday hit back at suggestions Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren in 2015 is already a done deal.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Undoubtedly, following news Sebastian Vettel is surely set to replace Alonso at Ferrari next year, a move to head McLaren’s new works Honda era is a strong possibility for the Spaniard. Read the rest of this entry »

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