Tag Archive: McLaren

Dec 10

Jenson Button wins McLaren reprieve for 2015 season

His Formula One career will continue into a 16th season

Jenson Button - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch Former world champion, who was expected to lose his drive with British team after disappointing season, will still be driving for McLaren next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

McLaren and Johnnie Walker take to the streets of Edinburgh

A grand prix around the streets of the Scottish capital, surely not?

In golf, they call it the ‘19th hole’ – the clubhouse where weary players convene to swap stories and share a drink or two at the end of a day on the fairway. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner to be crowned at Autosport Awards

Britain’s brightest young motor sport prospect set for major career boost

McLaren Autosport Award logo The 2014 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner will be announced at the star-studded Autosport Awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel this Sunday (7 December), with the recipient set to follow in the wheeltracks of motor racing legends Jenson Button, Dario Franchitti and David Coulthard. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Torque of V6 engine ‘like Star Wars’ – Coulthard

David Coulthard says he was blown away by the performance of this year’s title-winning Mercedes turbo V6 engine.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (17) Recently at Silverstone, the former McLaren and Red Bull driver tried this year’s controversial ‘power unit’ technology for the first time with a turn at the wheel of the 2014 Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Williams poaches sponsor from struggling Lotus

A major backer of the Lotus team has switched allegiances within the F1 pitlane.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Valterri Bottas 02Earlier this year, amid the Enstone team’s slump from fourth in 2012 and 2013 to just eighth in the 2014 constructors’ standings, rumours emerged that the Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever could switch from Lotus to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

‘No panic’ after disastrous Honda test debut

Before departing Abu Dhabi, boss Eric Boullier told Spanish television Movistar the British team has “no reason to panic”.

McLaren Honda logoHowever, it has been a disastrous two test days at the Yas Marina circuit for McLaren. It had brought an interim 2014 car to the post-race test fitted with the brand new Honda ‘power unit’, as the partners prepare for the beginning of their works collaboration in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

McLaren Group retains Carbon Trust Standard for ongoing commitment to carbon reduction

McLaren becomes first-ever Formula 1 team to be awarded, and retain, the coveted Carbon Trust Standard for the second time

 

Aerial view of the McLaren Production Centre (left) and McLaren Technology Centre (right) McLaren Group has once again been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for successfully measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions across all of its UK operations. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Alonso mocks Ferrari’s ‘Marlboro Man’ shakeup

Alonso symbolically ‘unfollowed’ the Ferrari team on Twitter.

IMG_5473 Fernando Alonso has wasted no time in strongly distancing himself from Ferrari, where he spent the past five seasons as the fabled team’s ‘number 1′ driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Honda will be ‘strong’ despite troubled start – Dennis

Ron Dennis has played down suggestions Honda’s 2015 engine programme is running behind schedule.

2014-01-16_0495After a recent filming day at Silverstone, the interim Honda-powered McLaren had its first true test day in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. With young tester Stoffel Vandoorne at the wheel, the day’s programme did not go to plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Driver reunion could make McLaren stronger – Dennis

Even Ron Dennis is now beginning to hint that Fernando Alonso is set to return to McLaren.

2012-11-18_0013 In late 2007, when the Spaniard left Woking amid acrimony and the ‘spygate’ furore, a reunion with Dennis even years later appeared impossible. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

New deal with champ Hamilton may take time – Wolff

With Lewis Hamilton now a double world champion, Mercedes has vowed to waste no time in signing him up for the future.

Hamilton UK flag - photo Getty Images Officials for the German team on Sunday insisted that, with the British driver and Nico Rosberg finishing first and second in 2014, their rivalry will be back on track in silver cars next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Former Spanish King says Alonso ‘going to McLaren’

“It will not be a surprise” – Alonso 

2014-06-07_0254 Fernando Alonso completed his Ferrari career on Sunday still refusing to confirm widespread speculation his next move is to McLaren-Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Rosberg’s mind games reach title zenith on Sunday

Nico Rosberg has been busily playing the psychological game this weekend as he clings to his world championship chances.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (21) Needing Mercedes teammate and title favourite Lewis Hamilton to finish no higher than third on Sunday, German Rosberg has been firing thinly-veiled barbs at his British rival all weekend at the Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Alonso hits back after Mattiacci jibes

Fernando Alonso has lashed back at Marco Mattiacci for questioning his commitment and motivation.

2014-06-08_0719 Since confirming that Sebastian Vettel will replace the apparently McLaren-bound Alonso next year, Ferrari boss Mattiacci has referred to the issue of commitment several times. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Magnussen can be Danish ‘sporting legend’ – Dennis

A new name “might” have leapt into contention to become Fernando Alonso’s teammate at McLaren-Honda next year.

2014-06-07_1055 Former team driver Martin Brundle on Saturday told McLaren supremo Ron Dennis that everyone in the paddock knows Alonso has now inked a deal for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Alonso’s Ferrari failure ‘hard to grasp’ – Trulli

Jarno Trulli has admitted he is surprised his old F1 teammate Fernando Alonso did not make his five-year Ferrari marriage work.

2011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - Jarno Trulli 03 Alonso, who was paired with Italian Trulli at Renault a decade ago, has split with Ferrari and is expected to move to McLaren-Honda for 2015 and beyond. “It’s hard to grasp that it did not work for Fernando,” Italian Trulli, in Malaysia for the second round of the new Formula E series, told the Spanish news agency EFE. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

McLaren runs Red Bull front wing ‘copy’

McLaren’s new front wing bears a striking resemblance to the one fitted to the 2014 Red Bull.

McLaren-Honda SAP 2 In the last race before the British team switches to Honda power, it was fitted to Kevin Magnussen’s MP4-29 during Friday practice in Abu Dhabi. The Danish driver said the new wing is a “very different philosophy” for McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Vettel one of 60 new signings at Ferrari – report

Sebastian Vettel may be joining Ferrari at just the right moment.

2014-06-05_0029 The fleeing Fernando Alonso revealed in Abu Dhabi that he actually made the decision to leave Ferrari way back in September. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Alonso thinks Vettel will need ‘luck’ at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso thinks his Ferrari successor Sebastian Vettel will need “luck” in the years that lie ahead of him.

Vettel-Alonso chez Mclaren The Spaniard has called time on his five-year stint at Maranello, apparently seeing more promise in McLaren’s impending works tie-up with Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Button admits ‘interest growing’ in Le Mans switch

Jenson Button says the last two months have taught him how to “live in the moment”.

Jenson Button - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch It’s because while he is in the midst of one of the longest and most successful careers in the history of formula one, Abu Dhabi could also be the last grand prix of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

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