Tag Archive: Oliver Turvey

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 »

Nov 14

Honda era begins, McLaren denies Sainz rumour

McLaren’s new works Honda era got up and revving at Silverstone on Friday

Honda logo

The test, allowed under F1 regulations because it was for ‘filming’ and with promotional Pirelli tyres, took place behind closed doors. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

McLaren-Honda to make track debut on Friday

McLaren is taking the 90 minute trip from its Woking headquarters on Friday to Silverstone, where the new works Honda era will begin

2014-06-07_0813 A source at the British team told us this week that a decision about whether to take an interim 2014 car fitted with the Japanese carmaker’s all-new turbo V6 engine to Abu Dhabi has “not yet” been taken. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Pirelli and McLaren to test near Rome – report

Pirelli has decided to test tyres for the 2014 season at Vallelunga, near Rome.

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)After some teams vetoed the tyre supplier’s plans to head to Austin with McLaren and one of the British team’s 2011 cars, we reported that Aragon, Spain, had been earmarked as a likely alternative venue. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Jota Sport’s fight for victory

Halted by Stop & Go penalty
   
Jota Sport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan Jota Sport missed out on a shot at victory during yesterday’s European Le Mans Series event in Austria (20 July) after a 30-second stop-go penalty dropped their race-leading car down the order. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Formula One teams Young Driver Test report day 2 (updated)

Formula One day 2 test report

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Jun 20

24 Hours of Le Mans: Second day report

Teams & Drivers report from La Sarthe

24 Heures du MansMore inclement weather conditions met the teams and drivers in the opening qualifying practice session, which prevented anyone from improving lap times compared to yesterday’s dry session.

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Jan 12

Stars race to honour Dan Wheldon for Alzheimer’s Society

“It’s good to stage the kart race here at Autosport International”

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoAutosport InternationalInternational stars from the world of two and four-wheeled motorsport, football, music and television, joined together to race in honour of British IndyCar Champion Dan Wheldon in the Autosport International Karting Challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

British star Turvey joins Jota Sport for 2013 season

Turvey joins Jota following a promising 2012 season

Oliver Turvey - Jota Sport2012-12-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Oliver Turvey 05Jota Sport will welcome one of Britain’s most exciting young racing talents into its fold for the 2013 season after inking a deal with McLaren development driver Oliver Turvey. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Champions unite in honour of Dan Wheldon

Autosport International Karting Challenge

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoDan Wheldon Borg Warner TrophyThe Autosport International Karting Challenge in honour of Dan Wheldon has received World Champion support ahead of the Johnny Herbert-presented event at the NEC Birmingham on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi young driver test report (updated)

Abu Dhabi young driver test day 3 report

Yas Marina logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 06

Final young driver test to begin on Tuesday

The sound of F1 engines in Abu Dhabi will resume on Tuesday.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 012010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaBarely a day after Kimi Raikkonen won Sunday’s thrilling grand prix at Yas Marina, the track will return to life on Tuesday when the final three day ‘young driver test’ begins. Six teams have already run their young driver days this year, so just Red Bull, McLaren, Lotus, Sauber, Toro Rosso and Caterham have stayed behind in Abu Dhabi for the session. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

McLaren set to race new higher nose in Spain

McLaren looks set to run a higher nose this weekend in Spain.

2012-04-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain Grand Prix - Jenson Button 04McLaren Bahrein 2012-04-20Last week, at the very end of the Mugello test, test driver Oliver Turvey debuted a new front wing that featured a conspicuously higher nose tip. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

McLaren tested higher nose at Mugello

McLaren tested a higher front nose at the Mugello test last week.

02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes2012-04-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 02Backmarker Marussia aside, the famous British team is the only team in 2012 to have resisted the temptation of running a high ‘step’ nose, in the wake of new safety regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Teams look ahead to novel Mugello test

Like Ferrari, Red Bull is another team looking keenly ahead to this week’s test at Mugello.

Mugello Circuit logoMugello“Not only do we have many new parts in the luggage,” promised team advisor Dr Helmut Marko, according to Auto Motor und Sport on Monday. “For the first time in a long time, we are also going to give much more attention to the car setup.  There are still gaps in our understanding,” he said, a week after Sebastian Vettel’s breakthrough first win of 2012 in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Button not keen to test at Mugello next week

Jenson Button has admitted he sees no point to changing McLaren’s Mugello test programme next week.

2012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Jenson Button 072012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Jenson Button 08After the British team struggled for pace on Pirelli’s complex tyres last weekend in Bahrain, Button’s teammate Hamilton admitted he wanted to test at Mugello. The in-season test in Italy is F1’s first for years, but McLaren had already announced that only test drivers Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey would be in action. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

HRT only team to miss Mugello test

HRT has announced it will sit out next week’s rare in-season formula one test at Mugello.

2012-04-15 - HRT F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 052012-04-15 - HRT F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Narain Karthikeyan 01For the first time in years, the sport has relaxed slightly its strict testing ban in order to give teams the chance to run between grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Hamilton to muscle in on McLaren’s Mugello test schedule

Lewis Hamilton is rethinking McLaren’s scheduled approach to the rare and crucial in-season test at Mugello next week.

2012-04-21 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton - Sebastian Vettel - Marc Webber2012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 02The British team announced last week that both Hamilton and his teammate Jenson Button would sit out Mugello, so that testers Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey can run over the three-day session instead. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

McLaren signs former driver Magnussen’s son

Like Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey, Magnussen will also work in McLaren’s state-of-the-art simulator.

Kevin Magnussen  2011-10-1802 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesIn 1995, Denmark’s Jan Magnussen – also a former McLaren test driver – made his formula one race debut with a one-off McLaren seat. He moved on to contest 24 grands prix with Stewart until he was stepped down for poor performances in 1998.

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Feb 14

Magnussen steps up a gear in McLaren Driver Development Programme

“I’m really pleased by this new agreement with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes” – Kevin Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen  2011-10-1802 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesVodafone McLaren Mercedes is pleased to announce that 19-year-old Kevin Magnussen will be taking on additional challenges as he reaches the next stage of our Young Driver Programme.

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