Tag Archive: McLaren

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 »

Nov 15

Alonso wants McLaren’s 2017 gains to be ‘final step’

“If we are able to produce a quick car from race one we have a chance to do well”

2016-10-23_72726 Fernando Alonso says McLaren’s improvements this season give a promising indication for a similar step in 2017 where he hopes this team can catch the world title contenders. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Strakka Racing to field McLaren GT 650S GT3 in four-car assault on Blancpain GT series

Minimum four-car Blancpain entry signals start of exciting and prestigious partnership between McLaren GT and Strakka Racing

Strakka Racing McLaren GT 650S GT3 2 Established British sportscar team Strakka Racing has forged a substantial long-term partnership with McLaren GT, the GT race car division of McLaren Group to be its latest customer race team.

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Nov 06

Hamilton: ‘Third time lucky’ to keep title dreams alive

So yeah, who knows? Third time lucky maybe
Hamilton: ‘Third time lucky’ to keep title dreams aliveLewis Hamilton says there is no particular reason why he has never won the Brazilian Grand Prix as he heads to Interlagos knowing he must prevent Nico Rosberg from taking a victory in order to keep his title hopes alive.
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Oct 19

‘Innovation is GREAT’ partners with McLaren to showcase the UK’s innovative culture across the world

The GREAT Britain Campaign (GREAT) has announced a unique partnership with McLaren to help highlight the UK’s innovative culture

2016-10-19 - ‘Innovation is GREAT’ partners with McLaren to showcase the UK’s innovative culture across the world The UK has an impressive track record for creativity and developing and pioneering new ideas and cutting-edge technology. Whether through its Formula 1, road cars or Applied Technologies arm, McLaren is a prominent example of a British technology company with innovation at its heart.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Hamilton ahead as Mercedes goes clear in Malaysia

Having seen his car go up in flames in FP1, Kevin Magnussen did get back out on course in his Renault
Lewis Hamilton has topped the timesheets on the first day of action for the Malaysian Grand Prix as Mercedes stamped its early mark on proceedings around the Sepang International Circuit.
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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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