Tag Archive: McLaren

May 27

Button handed 15-place grid penalty in Monaco

The penalty means that both McLaren drivers will fall back from their qualifying position

Button handed 15-place grid penalty in MonacoJenson Button is set to start his one-off return to Formula 1 from the back of the field after being handed a 15-place grid penalty following changes to his power unit after practice on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 26

Sparco® & McLaren from real to virtual together

Sparco® joins McLaren in World’s Faster Gamer Competition

Fernando AlonsoNot only on track. Not only on cars. SPARCO® and McLaren, after over 20 years of cooperation, again together for writing another chapter in motorsport history. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 25

Jenson Button’s F1 return: The reaction

FP1 represents Button’s first chance to drive the McLaren MCL32

Jenson Button’s F1 return: The reactionJenson Button returns to the F1 cockpit this weekend with a surprise one-off appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix at McLaren, deputising for the Indy 500 committed Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 24

Ron Dennis thinks McLaren Indy 500 bid is ‘pretty cool’

“Ron is Mr. McLaren in many ways and always will be”

Ron Dennis thinks McLaren Indy 500 bid is ‘pretty cool’McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has revealed his predecessor Ron Dennis is supportive of the team’s upcoming Indianapolis 500 endeavour, describing his feedback as ‘pretty cool’. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

Horner would be ‘highly surprised’ if Mercedes helps Honda

“And Renault and Mercedes? I think the problem element would be Red Bull.”

Horner would be 'highly surprised' if Mercedes helps HondaRed Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner would be “highly surprised” if Mercedes helped Honda get up to speed with its power unit for future seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 19

Alonso impressed by Brown’s vision for McLaren

“I think also with Zak the biggest difference is the vision and the approach for the brand”

Alonso impressed by Brown's vision for McLarenFernando Alonso is impressed by Zak Brown’s vision and approach to leading McLaren despite its ongoing Formula 1 struggles, believing the American to be more open to new ideas than predecessor Ron Dennis. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

Hamilton quickest as Mercedes goes a second clear in Spain FP1

McLaren had another session to forget as Fernando Alonso suffered an oil leak

Hamilton quickest as Mercedes goes a second clear in Spain FP1Lewis Hamilton headed up a one-two finish for Mercedes in the opening Formula 1 practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix as the updated W08 car made an impressive start to the race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 09

Johnny Rutherford returns to McLaren for the month of May

The 79-year-old Texan won the Indianapolis 500 on no fewer than three occasions

Johnny Rutherford returns to McLaren for the month of May 1McLaren-Honda-Andretti is delighted to announce that Indy 500 legend Johnny Rutherford will join the team’s IndyCar programme as its official ambassador for the month of May.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 08

“Who cares?” – Webber calls Button’s Monaco return a ‘non story’

“But for sure Fernando was not worried about this. Sort that out, I’m going here!”

"Who cares?" - Webber calls Button's Monaco return a 'non story'Mark Webber believes that Jenson Button’s one-off return to Formula 1 with McLaren for the Monaco Grand Prix is a “non story”, saying he doubts the 2009 world champion is interested in coming back. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 07

Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber believes that Fernando Alonso is currently running the McLaren team, calling him “colossal”

Alonso is running McLaren at the moment – Webber

Alonso is running McLaren at the moment - WebberAlonso has led McLaren’s charge since joining the team back in 2015, albeit largely in the midfield and towards the back of the grid this year amid ongoing problems with power unit supplier Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

Hamilton saddened by McLaren’s Formula 1 demise

“I really hope that they find their way back to fighting ways, because it would be great. They’ve not won a race since I left.”

“I really hope that they find their way back to fighting ways, because it would be great. They’ve not won a race since I left,Three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is “sad” to see former team McLaren struggling at the back of the grid, but is confident that it can bounce back once its power unit woes are resolved. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

McLaren, Plumb make Continental Tire Challenge history with COTA win

It was Plumb’s 23rd Continental Tire Challenge victory

McLaren has already made plenty of headlines in the world of motorsport, but earned another one Friday at Circuit of The Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 04

McLaren and Logitech G team up for the World’s Fastest Gamer competition

Mclaren announces World’s Fastest Gamer – A Global Competition with the greatest prize in esports

2017-05-04 - McLaren and Logitech G team up for the World’s Fastest Gamer competitionMcLaren has become the first Formula 1 team to enter the esports arena, announcing World’s Fastest Gamer – the world’s most intense and demanding competition for virtual racers. It’s a contest that will see the winner offered the best job in esports – a role with the Formula 1 team as one of its official simulator drivers.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 28

McLaren’s Speedy First Impression

Three teams, C360R, Motorsports In Action and VOLT Racing, were quick to pounce on the new McLaren racecar

After IMSA announced in August 2016 that the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge would see a transition to the GT4 technical specifications in its Grand Sport (GS) class, there was a wave of excitement throughout the racing world about what the changes would bring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

McLaren Technology Group strengthens global commercial and partnership team with three new hires

Looking to target premium brands and commercial opportunities

2017-04-27 - McLaren Technology Group strengthens global commercial and partnership team with three new hiresMcLaren Technology Group today announces three new important hires, to bolster further its Partnership Development team as it continues to roll out an ambitious new global marketing and commercial strategy.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 24

Indy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid – Alonso

Alonso is set to be coached by two-time CART champion and 2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran

Fernando AloIndy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid - Alonsonso believes that the Indianapolis 500 represents the toughest challenge in his bid for the Triple Crown of Motorsport as he gears up for his first Indy car run next week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 21

‘Price to pay’ for Honda supplying second F1 team – Boullier

“Whatever happens, we are partners”

'Price to pay' for Honda supplying second F1 team - BoullierMcLaren Formula 1 racing director Eric Boullier is open to engine partner Honda supplying a second team in the future, but says there would be a “price to pay” despite the benefits of additional data. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

How McLaren is saving itself off track if it can’t win on it

It means that if McLaren-Honda can’t win on track, it has to do something rather extraordinary off it

20170324-039They say all news is good news, but it’s been hard to find the silver lining in McLaren’s increasingly stormy relationship with Honda and Fernando Alonso in recent weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 13

Alonso: If I can’t beat Schumacher, I want to be a complete racer

“I will go with my best and full commitment to win the race”

20170323-032Fernando Alonso has revealed he is setting his sights on victories in the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours to prove he is a ‘complete racer’ in the absence of establishing himself as a more coveted F1 driver than seven-time champion Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 12

Fernando Alonso to race at Indy 500 with McLaren, Honda and Andretti Autosport

After an absence of 38 years, McLaren is to return to the Indianapolis 500 next month, using Honda engines

Fernando Alonso to race at Indy 500 with McLaren, Honda and Andretti AutosportOn May 28th 2017 McLaren will enter a single car in the 101st Indianapolis 500, powered by Honda. The car will be run by the Andretti Autosport team, headed by founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer Michael Andretti, a former IndyCar champion who raced in Formula 1 for McLaren alongside the legendary Ayrton Senna for a single season (1993) and is the son of three-time IndyCar champion and one-time Formula 1 champion Mario Andretti. Read the rest of this entry »

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