Tag Archive: McLaren

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 »

Feb 06

Fabulous pole for Van Gisbergen and McLaren

Round 1 –  Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

Fabulous pole for Van Gisbergen and McLaren McLaren driver Shane Van Gisbergen rewrote the history books on Mount Panorama, by claiming the pole for the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour in a record-breaking 2’01.286, at the wheel of his #59 Tekno Autosports McLaren. René Rast put the #75 MPC Audi alongside him on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Magnussen, Palmer sympathise with axed Maldonado

Esteban Ocon will be the team’s third driver
2016-02-03 - Renault (6)Though it opened the door for his F1 return, Renault’s Kevin Magnussen admits he does feel sympathy for the axed Pastor Maldonado.

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Feb 02

Williams appoints Gary Paffett as Simulator Driver for 2016

Williams is pleased to announce that Gary Paffett has been appointed as the team’s simulator driver for 2016.
Williams logo Gary has joined the team for the 2016 season to assist the vehicle science department in developing the Williams Mercedes FW38 at the Williams factory in Grove. He will work closely with the team throughout the year to provide extensive feedback to help the continued development of this year’s car.

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Feb 02

Maldonado confirms F1 exit

Renault has dropped Maldonado from its team to replace him with ex-McLaren driver Magnussen

2015-06-06_0420 Pastor Maldonado has confirmed he will not be racing in the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship, with Kevin Magnussen expected to take his place at Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

London Grand Prix idea raised – again

Impending government proposals have resurrected dreams of an F1 race on the streets of the English capital…

London Grand Prix idea raised – againThe prospect of an F1 race taking place on the streets – or, more specifically, in the parks – of London has surfaced once again as the sport’s off-season downtime allows for daydreaming. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Raikkonen, Ricciardo and Vandoorne kick off Ricard test

Kimi Raikkonen, Daniel Ricciardo and Stoffel Vandoorne are on testing duties for Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren at Paul Ricard

2015-06-07_1637 Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren are firing up for the first time in 2016 as they kick off a two-day wet weather tyre test for Pirelli at Paul Ricard. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Pat Fry joins Manor Racing as Engineering Consultant

“We are extremely fortunate to have Pat on board to help us hit the ground running with our exciting new technical package”

10 - Manor Marussia F1 Team Manor Racing is pleased to announce that Pat Fry has joined the team to provide engineering consultancy as it gets its 2016 challenge underway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Has Honda cured its power deficit?

McLaren-Honda will start the 2016 Formula 1 season with a significantly improved power unit
2015-10-24_39755 Modifications to the Honda engine will see McLaren begin the 2016 Formula 1 season with significantly more power available to it, according to sources.

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Jan 19

2016 F1 opener originally scheduled for April 10th

Despite this year’s expanded schedule featuring a record-breaking 21 events

2016 F1 opener originally scheduled for April 10thTeams were told the 2016 Formula 1 season was going to start on April 10th, with the subsequent late schedule change causing issues for McLaren and Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Nikolas Tombazis joins Manor F1 Team as Chief Aerodynamicist

The Manor F1 Team is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikolas Tombazis to the role of Chief Aerodynamicist

10 - Manor Marussia F1 Team Nikolas needs no introduction, having enjoyed a long and accomplished career in Formula 1. His first Aerodynamicist role was with Benetton Formula in 1992, progressing to Chief Aerodynamicist the following year, a position he went on to hold with both Scuderia Ferrari and McLaren.

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Jan 09

Perez: McLaren chance ill-timed

Force India’s Sergio Perez says he is now “ready for anything”

2015-10-22_37368 ‘Ready for anything’ Sergio Perez concedes McLaren chance came too early: In terms of racing, I was very immature and not ready to cope with such a difficult car and such a difficult team… Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

McLaren’s Tyler Alexander passes away

“Quite simply, Tyler lived and breathed McLaren”

McLaren's Tyler Alexander passes awayMcLaren chief Ron Dennis has led the tributes for Tyler Alexander after he passed away at the age of 75, as confirmed by the Woking-based squad. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 28

Rossi hints at imminent ‘exciting news’

“I would like to thank the Manor Marussia F1 team for their continued belief and commitment in me”

2015-10-22_37668 Alexander Rossi headed into the Christmas break hinting that he would have positive career developments to announce in the New Year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

Dennis: McLaren has right people now to do job

Ron Dennis says he is convinced McLaren now has “right people to do the job”

Dennis: McLaren has right people now to do jobRon Dennis: I have the firm belief that we have one of the best teams of people that we’ve had for a long time – our engineering group is highly motivated and focused…

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Dec 14

Dennis retains ‘robust’ attitude on McLaren sponsor ‘rate card’

“Do I lose sleep over sponsors? No I don’t. We’re strong, very strong, financially”

2015-10-23_39346 Ron Dennis says he won’t reduce his ‘rate card’ at McLaren to provide prospective sponsors greater team presence than they can offer financially. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Introducing the McLaren MP4-X (+video)

McLaren’s conceptual vision for the future of motorsport technology

Modelling the future is something we do every day at McLaren. Our Formula 1 race strategists think many laps ahead when planning a grand prix pit stop, our automotive engineers build high-performance road cars for the next generation of driver; and our technologists and designers in McLaren Applied Technologies devise ways to improve healthcare, transport and many other areas of our lives. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finale

Nico Rosberg dazzles on his way to a sixth straight F1 pole position in Abu Dhabi under the Yas Marina floodlights; Vettel eliminated in Q1

Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finaleNico Rosberg will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale from a sixth consecutive pole position after a dazzling qualifying effort under the Yas Marina Circuit floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

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