Tag Archive: MP4-25

Feb 27

Hamilton to drive NASCAR at Watkins Glen

Lewis Hamilton is set to drive a premier Sprint Cup NASCAR for the first time later in 2011.

F1 in Schools - Lewis Hamilton2011-02-18_0099American sports network ESPN reports that the McLaren driver will swap his formula one car for Tony Stewart’s Chevrolet. The exhibition, organised by mutual sponsor Mobil 1, is set to take place some time in the summer at the famous Watkins Glen road course in New York. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 20

Hamilton to debut new McLaren on February 10

Lewis Hamilton will be the first McLaren driver to test the 2011-specification MP4-26 next month.

2010-11-06 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 152010-10-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 2The British team said Jenson Button is then scheduled to drive on day two of the second group test at Jerez, according to Reuters journalist Alan Baldwin on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 11

No McLaren race drivers for first Pirelli test

Lewis Hamilton will also not be testing on 19-20 November

2010-11-06 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 12010-11-06 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 15McLaren will be the only top team not deploying at least one of its race drivers for next week’s first Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 26

Title support from Button ‘would be fantastic’ – Hamilton

“Lewis is still very much in the hunt.”  – Whitmarsh

2010-10-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 82010-10-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 6Lewis Hamilton has admitted it “would be fantastic” to have his teammate’s support in his quest to win a second drivers’ title in 2010. Fellow McLaren driver Jenson Button is the reigning world champion, but with a bad race in Korea last Sunday his points deficit fell to 42 points with just two races to go. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 22

Long straight set to be Korean headache for Red Bull

Red Bull admits to ‘building team around Vettel’
Webber rubbishes attempts to pre-empt title outcome

2010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 112010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 11The opening sector of the Yeongam circuit in Korea looks set to be a headache for Red Bull this weekend. Although grounded for most of the opening session on Friday with mechanics working at the rear of his car, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton still managed to top the timing sheet. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 09

McLaren duo disagree over 2010 car influence

“This is a completely new one.  It is not like this year’s is an evolution of last year’s”

2010-09-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 3McLaren’s racing duo have disagreed about how the early development of the 2010 car impacted the pecking order at the British team this season. Jenson Button, whose decision to switch to the Woking based team this year was made late, explained at Suzuka that he is expecting a better 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 09

Five-place gearbox penalty for Hamilton

McLaren confirmed it detected “abnormal gearbox oil pressure” on Hamilton’s MP4-25

2010-08-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 8 Lewis Hamilton’s bad weekend at Suzuka and fading championship chances got even worse on Saturday night. The 2008 world champion learned he will have to move five places down the grid, whose order will be determined by an unusual Sunday morning qualifying session. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 07

Morning crash for Hamilton at Suzuka

Lewis Hamilton kicked off his weekend at Suzuka with a crash.

2010-09-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 4With big rain clouds reportedly on the horizon, the McLaren driver lost valuable dry track time at the Japanese circuit on Friday morning. Repeating a common error by F1 drivers at Suzuka, Briton Hamilton ran wide at Degner and hit the barriers at the other side of the notoriously small gravel trap. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 26

Webber extends lead despite Hamilton collision

Webber’s closest challenger is now Alonso

2010-09-26 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 02Mark Webber extended his championship lead to 11 points on Sunday night, despite finishing on the lowest step of the podium and colliding with Lewis Hamilton during a long and hot Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 26

McLaren eyes Vettel but Button wants to stay

“I know Ferrari and Mercedes, too, would have him” – Christian Horner

2010-09-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes  2Amid reports McLaren would sign Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button has pledged the rest of his formula one career to the British team. Team boss Martin Whitmarsh said recently he tried to sign the young German at the end of 2007, and will try again once his Red Bull contract expires in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 25

Button admits Hamilton has been faster in 2010

“Overall I think it’s been very close with Lewis.  But I am behind him, not in front.”

2010-09-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 1McLaren newcomer and reigning world champion Jenson Button has admitted that he has not been as fast as his teammate Lewis Hamilton in 2010. The 30-year-old, who has won two grands prix compared with Hamilton’s three so far this season, said his countryman has been better at the wheel of an unbalanced car, and over a single qualifying lap. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 10

McLaren strong at Monza with big rear wing (+result)

Jenson Button topped the morning timesheets

2010-09-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes  2McLaren got off to a strong start at Monza on Friday morning, despite testing a rear wing that looked more suited to a high-downforce track. While many rivals were running more conventional for Monza ‘tea-tray’-style wings for the Autodromo’s long straights, observers were surprised when the MP4-25 emerged from the pits with a very big rear wing. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 10

Webber’s Red Bull stops as pace heats up at Monza

With the F-duct, Button was mere hundredths slower than Hamilton in the afternoon.

2010-08-01 - Red Bull Racing - Christian Horner - Mark Webber 4Mark Webber’s Red Bull ground to a halt during the final quarter of the afternoon practice session at Monza. The championship contender pulled off the track with a water pressure problem that should be easily fixed, a representative of the Austrian-owned team said. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 08

McLaren modifies floor for Monza flex tests (updated)

McLaren backs 4-cylinder engines for 2013

2010-09-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 4McLaren has modified the floor of its 2010 car to conform to new floor flexibility tests introduced this weekend at Monza. Ironically for the British team, the FIA devised the new tests amid shrill complaints about the allegedly flexible Red Bull and Ferrari cars. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 30

Renault set to remove F-duct for next races

Meanwhile, McLaren is not confirming whether its F-duct will definitely be removed from the MP4-25 for Monza.

Renault looks set to become a second formula one team to take the F-duct system off its car for the forthcoming Italian grand prix. Prior to this weekend’s event in Belgium, it emerged that the technology’s pioneers McLaren were considering removing the F-duct for Monza. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 04

Button insists 2010 car criticism ‘positive’

Jenson Button insists his latest criticism of McLaren’s 2010 car is “positive”.

2010-08-01- Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 2 The British team’s group chairman Ron Dennis publicly scolded the reigning world champion and his teammate Lewis Hamilton recently for pointing out the weaknesses of the MP4-25. But after qualifying two seconds off the pace in Hungary, and finishing the race eighth as both the drivers and the team lost their championship leads, 30-year-old Button insists his current comments are just a statement of fact. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 03

Hamilton vows to ‘kick’ McLaren back onto pace

“If we were not going on holiday I would love to go straight to the factory”

2010-08-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 9 Lewis Hamilton has vowed to contribute to McLaren’s off-track efforts ahead of the final seven races of 2010. The team’s factory is currently closed for a mandatory two-week shutdown, so the Briton headed from a difficult race in Hungary for a holiday. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 02

F1 gets set for summer holidays

“We all need a breather” -Tom Cary

Flagworld - F1It is definitely holiday-time in formula one when Ferrari’s media boss Luca Colajanni has a Maldives holiday booked. “We all need a breather”, wrote Telegraph correspondent Tom Cary. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 01

Dennis hits out at McLaren drivers’ car criticisms

In a rare rebuke by the McLaren group chairman, Ron Dennis has criticised the F1 team’s drivers.

2010-06-13-0160In comments carried by British newspapers, the Woking based company’s shareholder and former long-time F1 principal publicly scolded Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button for criticising the qualifying pace of the MP4-25. Title leader Hamilton on Friday said his 2010 car is “massively down” on pace at the Hungaroring. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 31

Red Bulls smash opposition in Hungary qualifying

Webber predicts sleepy race in Hungary

2010-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 1Red Bull’s dominance had seldom looked stronger than on Saturday in Hungary, with the two RB6s easily locking out the front row of the grid. “The track suits the car well, with not many straights and lots of corners which is perfect for us,” team boss Christian Horner told the BBC. Read the rest of this entry »


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