Tag Archive: Ron Dennis

Sep 17

F1 teams admit concerns over ticket prices

F1 team bosses have identified high ticket prices as a major problem for the sport, according to the Telegraph.

2013-06-09_0890The British newspaper said crowd numbers at some of the sport’s most traditional venues including Spa, Hockenheim and Monza have been notably down in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Santander chief Botin dies

Emilio Botin, a man well-known within the F1 paddock, has died.

Santander The 79-year-old was chief of Europe’s biggest bank Santander, a major Ferrari sponsor and closely aligned with Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Future ‘good’ after long Dennis talks – Button

The signs are growing stronger that Jenson Button will secure at least one more year at McLaren.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 02 The British team’s quest for a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso to spearhead the new Honda era beginning in 2015 has been an open paddock secret. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

McLaren confirms the return of iconic coffee brand Segafredo Zanetti to Formula 1

The Italian brand, which is part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

McLaren Mercedes logo.jpgMcLaren is delighted to confirm that iconic coffee brand Segafredo Zanetti – which returns to Formula 1 after a 20-year absence – has become a new partner of the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

McLaren could keep same drivers in 2015 – Dennis

Ron Dennis says it is possible McLaren will line up with the same drivers in 2015.

2014-06-05_0053 Currently, Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button are waiting to know if they will spearhead the start of the Woking team’s Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Vettel considering McLaren-Honda interest – reports

Sebastian Vettel is reportedly chewing over the interest in his services expressed by McLaren-Honda.

2014-07-09 - 99003 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel In the media, Ron Dennis’ desire for a truly top driver to spearhead the new McLaren era beginning next year has centred on Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

McLaren Group 2013 financial results

Key statistics 

McLaren Group The McLaren Group achieved strong financial performance in 2013, recording an £18.8m pre-tax profit, resulting from increased revenues of £268m. 

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Sep 03

Alonso denies talking with McLaren’s Ron Dennis

Fernando Alonso has denied being in contact with McLaren supremo Ron Dennis.

Ron Dennis 001 Dennis is making no secret of his desire to sign a driver of the Spaniard or Sebastian Vettel’s calibre to spearhead the works Honda project from 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Teams agree date for first 2015 test

F1 teams have agreed the likely date for the opening winter test of 2015.

2014-06-08_0747 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the first of three pre-season tests in Europe will begin on February 1, at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Ferrari exit could open for Alonso on Monday – report

Monday could be the magic day in Fernando Alonso’s current Ferrari contract.

IMG_4042 Boss Marco Mattiacci has been happily – and unofficially – ‘confirming’ for 2015 the Italian team’s existing driver lineup of Alonso alongside Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

McLaren to ‘respect contracts’ in hunt for star driver

A week before Monza, which is always a hotbed of rumours, the notorious F1 ‘silly season’ is looking uncharacteristically uncertain.

2014-06-07_1055 Speculation is usually rife around the time of the Italian grand prix, but looking ahead to the 2015 season and the sport’s grandee drivers and teams, either a lot will change or not much will change at all. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

McLaren looking to ‘refresh’ driver lineup – Boullier

Eric Boullier has admitted McLaren is looking to eventually “refresh” its driver lineup.

2014-06-07_0813 Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen only debuted this year, but Mexican Sergio Perez was also only a single season into his McLaren career when he was ousted at the end of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Whitmarsh finally leaves McLaren

Martin Whitmarsh is no longer part of McLaren.

2013-06-09_0007 The Woking team’s long-time chief was removed from office by returning chairman Ron Dennis before the season began, as Eric Boullier joined from Lotus.
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Jul 31

Former manager says Alonso ‘best thing about Ferrari’

The new era of social media and F1’s traditional ‘silly season’ may not mix well together.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso turned 33 on Tuesday, and as far as official congratulations go, many spotted McLaren’s first. The Spaniard, undoubtedly frustrated with title-lacking life at Ferrari after five years, might be on the move and Honda is clearly on the hunt for a top driver to spearhead its new works McLaren foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Button not worried as critical Dennis ‘on side’

Jenson Button is still confident he will be a McLaren driver in 2015.

2014-06-07_0029 Prior to his home grand prix at Silverstone last weekend, team supremo Ron Dennis publicly urged F1’s most experienced active driver to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Hamilton decision is latest title blow

As ever, it was Niki Lauda who delivered the bluntest assessment of Saturday’s events at Silverstone.

2014-06-08_0944 “Lewis was wrong,” said the F1 legend.  “It was his decision as he thought he could go no quicker.  Very simple.” Lauda, who is Mercedes’ team chairman, is referring to how Hamilton aborted his final qualifying run at damp Silverstone, leaving him just sixth on the grid and likely to see his 29-point championship deficit blow out even further. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Button hurry-up printed on ‘chip paper’ – Neale

Even the great Ayrton Senna got a ‘hurry-up’ from McLaren supremo Ron Dennis. 

IMG_4416That was the claim at Silverstone of Jonathan Neale, the Woking based team’s managing director, after Dennis this week told senior driver Jenson Button to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 with ‘Your Life’ logo makes its on-track debut at Silverstone

McLaren Group will join the government-led ‘Your Life’ campaign 

2014-07-04 - McLaren Mercedes - Silverstone -Chancellor visit to MTCThe McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 featuring a special ‘Your Life’ logo will make its on-track debut at today’s Santander British Grand Prix free practice session. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Button on the market after Dennis criticism

Jenson Button has declared himself on the market, in the wake of McLaren supremo Ron Dennis’ criticism.

2014-06-07_1127 Dennis is said to have dismayed other members of the Woking based team’s senior management this week when the 67-year-old publicly urged Button, who is out of contract at the end of the year, to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

McLaren chiefs must ‘try harder’ too – Button

“I think everyone has to try harder, the whole team, we all need to try harder”

2014-06-07_0873 Jenson Button has hit back at Ron Dennis, after the McLaren supremo warned the out-of-contract 2009 world champion to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

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