Tag Archive: McLaren

Sep 25

Vandoorne unencumbered by ‘baggage’ in 2017

“This is a probably a nice opportunity to perform well for me, as I don’t come with the ‘baggage’ of the old F1 car experience”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0010 Stoffel Vandoorne says entering F1 at a time of change in the regulations will be an advantage – albeit a brief one – as he prepares for his full McLaren debut in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

McLaren denies Apple buyout talks

“We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment”
2016-06-08_0065 McLaren has played down reports of Apple looking to heavily invest or buyout the company after news speculated negotiations were imminent. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

F1 teams give first impressions of Chase Carey

“He seems to be a guy with a great track record in modernising sports and TV bills and he is interested in the sport” – Wolff
Chase Carey Both Toto Wolff and Eric Boullier have given a warm reception to new Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey and are hopeful he can inject fresh impetus into the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Vandoorne takes first Super Formula win

DoCoMo Team Dandelion driver Vandoorne will get a chance to make it two wins on the weekend
Vandoorne takes first Super Formula winStoffel Vandoorne has reinforced McLaren’s decision to put him in its 2017 F1 line-up by claiming his first win in Japan’s Super Formula series at Okayama.
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Aug 20

Sainz: Toro Rosso could be as high as third in 2017

“We keep talking about this P5 in Championship, but next year, everything we said, we could well be 8th or 3rd”
2016-06-10_2991-15-16-20-0001 Carlos Sainz says if Toro Rosso continues its ‘surprise’ chassis gains and Renault can produce strong power units he feels the team could reach as high as third in the F1 world constructors’ championship with the regulations revamp causing a shake-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

Alonso: 2017 Question marks offer McLaren hope

“The team is strong, the technical people we have are united and I think we have a good balance in the team”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0033 Fernando Alonso is optimistic McLaren and Honda will use the opportunity of next year’s overhaul in technical regulations to make a definitive step towards the front of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

I was right to leave Ferrari – Alonso reiterates

As for the future, Alonso revealed that no decision has yet been made
2016-06-10_0297 Fernando Alonso reiterates he thinks he was right to leave Ferrari when he did, but adds he takes no pleasure from the Maranello team’s current difficulties. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

McLaren launches Work Inspiration career management skills programme to improve young people’s life chances

Every student will also get an insight into what it is like working at the famous McLaren headquarters

2016-07-19 - McLaren launches Work Inspiration career management skills programme to improve young people’s life chances McLaren Technology Group has today unveiled a new programme that aims to improve the career prospects and life chances of local young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

British GP podium miss ‘really hurts’ – Button

“It really hurts but I can’t do anything about that right now so you’ve just got to take it”
2016-06-10_0070 Jenson Button says it pains him to not have a victory or podium result at the British Grand Prix during his Formula 1 career and admits it is a tall order to achieve the feat this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ecclestone plotting fairer F1 money distribution

“I told Toto not to think about banking any money yet” – Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he could shake up the way money is distributed across the sport by scrapping the bonus payments handed out to Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren.
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Jun 25

Dramatic win for McLaren in the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km

Temperatures were still hovering around 30 degrees when the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km began at 18:00 local time

An eventful final hour of the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km resulted in a win for the #58 Garage 59 McLaren of Shane Van Gisbergen, Côme Ledogar and Rob Bell.

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Jun 08

Grand Prix du Canada: McLaren ‘cannot be satisfied’ with Monaco results

“It won’t be easy, and reliability will be key, first and foremost, but our objective is to put on the best show we can.”
McLaren-Honda racing director Eric Boullier has shut down the idea of the team being pleased with a double points finish last time out at Monaco and says he expected better results at a circuit which would play to his team’s strengths. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

McLaren celebrates its Formula 1 heroes and history with 50th anniversary campaign (+video)

On May 22 1966, Bruce McLaren started a Formula 1 race in a chassis bearing his own name for the very first time

The overweight and under-prepared M2B car only lasted nine laps before retiring with an oil leak, but the New Zealander had made his mark.

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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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