Tag Archive: McLaren

Feb 13

McLaren: Vandoorne will push Alonso

Vandoorne is gearing up for his first full season

McLaren: Vandoorne will push AlonsoMcLaren boss Zak Brown says he has “no doubt” rookie Stoffel Vandoorne will “push” two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

McLaren and BP Castrol confirm technical collaboration

BP is already working with McLaren Applied Technologies

McLaren and BP Castrol confirm technical collaboration McLaren is pleased to confirm it has joined forces with BP and Castrol for the provision of Formula 1 fuels and lubricant technology as well as the supply of products for McLaren Automotive, the renowned British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

McLaren launches a new era of digital fan engagement with TEAMStream

“Once again, we believe TEAMStream puts McLaren ahead of the competition in the digital marketplace.”

McLaren Group McLaren has today launched TEAMStream (www.mclaren.com/formula1) – a dynamic, ever-changing online feed, one that’s continually being updated with a stream of new, modular content.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Kenny Wilden and Rodney Randall will share the wheel of the #68 Motorsports in Action’s McLaren at Daytona

Talented veteran driver Kenny Wilden brings an impressive résumé to compliment MIA’s car #69 driven by Jesse Lazare and Chris Green

MIA-Car68 Motorsports In Action (MIA) is proud to announce its driver line-up for car #68 to race the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Daytona Beach, Florida, January 26-27. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Zak Brown pays tribute to the departing Ecclestone

“How will ‘bigger and better’ manifest itself? I think the clue is in the words ‘liberty’ and ‘media'”
Zak Brown- Bernie Ecclestone McLaren Executive Director Zak Brown has offered a tribute to Bernie Ecclestone following the news he will be stepping down from the role of Chief Executive Officer after 40 years at the helm Formula 1.
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Jan 23

Motorsports in Action to debut championship-minded IMSA team at Rolex 24 at Daytona

Drivers Jesse Lazare and Chris Green behind the wheels of two of the very first production McLaren 570S GT4 cars

MIA-2017 Motorsports In Action (MIA) will make its IMSA debut at the first race of the 2107 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 26-27. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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