Tag Archive: McLaren

Mar 23

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Thursday

A new rulebook and the unknowns of performance

20170323-033There is an unknown nature to this race. In testing, the Ferrari looked like it had a lot more pace and a lot of it was drawn from the high speed corners. The car looked more planted than any other car, including the Mercedes.

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Mar 17

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda struggles

With Honda being hit by an unreliable and uncompetitive power unit at the start of 2017

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda strugglesMcLaren have reportedly made initial steps to see how viable a switch to Mercedes power units could be after its F1 pre-season testing nightmare with current partner Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Double world champion Mika Hakkinen rejoins McLaren

“I’ve always considered McLaren to be my home in Formula 1” – Mika Hakkinen

2017-03-16 - Double world champion Mika Hakkinen rejoins McLarenMcLaren is delighted to announce that double world champion Mika Hakkinen will take up the position of Partner Ambassador with immediate effect, in a multi-year deal.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Williams appoints Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer

Paddy will join Williams today, 16 March

Williams logoWilliams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer for the Williams Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Big decisions have to be made at the top – Alonso

All I can do is to do my job the best I can
Big decisions have to be made at the top – AlonsoFernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda will not be heading to the Australian Grand Prix in the ‘best possible conditions’ unless ‘big decisions’ are made at the top to turn fortunes around at the embattled team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

McLaren, Red Bull hit trouble as F1 testing begins

The team went on to stress that it expects to see the car out on track again today

McLaren, Red Bull hit trouble as F1 testing beginsRed Bull and McLaren have suffered the ignominy of being the first teams to hit problems as pre-season F1 testing for the 2017 season began in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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