Tag Archive: Vodafone

Sep 24

Newspaper never said McLaren lost whisky sponsor

Johnnie Walker parent Diageo declined to step up its deal with McLaren to title sponsorship.

2014-06-05_0056 Days ago, we reported incorrectly that because Bernie Ecclestone had signed the whisky brand as an official F1 sponsor, it meant Johnnie Walker was leaving McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

McLaren loses sponsor deal to Ecclestone

McLaren has reportedly suffered yet another sponsorship blow.

2014-06-07_0425 On the eve of the Singapore grand prix, Bernie Ecclestone unveiled whisky brand Johnnie Walker as a new official sponsor for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

McLaren loses long-time sponsor to Mercedes

Eric Boullier has played down McLaren’s sponsorship situation.

2014-06-05_0053 Already without a title sponsor in the wake of Vodafone’s exit, the British team is in a two-year competitive slump and it now emerges that a long-time backer is departing.
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May 21

No deal as McLaren title sponsor talks end – report

McLaren is likely to contest the rest of the 2014 season without a title sponsor, according to Italy’s blogf1.it.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Kevin Magnussen 02 Last month, in the wake of former main backer Vodafone’s departure, rumours emerged that the Woking team was in talks with a Japanese giant called Rakuten, the Tokyo based owner of buy.com and play.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

McLaren plays down rumours in Bahrain

McLaren is at the centre of a body of rumours in the Bahrain paddock.

2014-04-05 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen 01In title sponsor Vodafone’s wake, the British team ran prominent Mobil 1 branding in Australia, before Esso took over the space on the sidepods of the MP4-29 in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

McLaren running ‘Esso’ branding at Sepang

McLaren’s black sidepods are featuring the branding of ‘Esso’

2014-02-28_0003 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Jenson Button Two weeks ago in Melbourne, McLaren said the prominent ‘Mobil’ branding on the sidepods of its 2014 car was a one-off. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

McLaren’s Melbourne livery a one-off

“Our cars will not feature a title sponsor at the first event” – Dennis

2014-02-27_0001 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen McLaren will run prominent ‘Mobil’ branding on its 2014 car in a one-off livery this weekend in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

McLaren has tweaked the livery of its 2014 car ahead of the Melbourne season opener

McLaren adds black to 2014 race livery

2014-03-02_0010 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Jenson Button The Mercedes-powered car launched by the Woking based team and tested throughout the winter was all silver, with ‘MP4-29′ marked on the silver sidepods in the wake of title sponsor Vodafone’s departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Ron Dennis is unapologetic as he vows to take McLaren back on the road to winning

Dennis vows to restore McLaren ‘focus’

2014-03-02_0012 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Jenson Button With the great British team just fifth overall in 2013, 66-year-old supremo Dennis wrestled back control from Martin Whitmarsh and trotted out the old line about even second place being “the first of the losers”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Honda to fill financial void at McLaren – report

“Apparently, the money will already be flowing this season”

2014-01-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 15 Honda will fill any financial void at McLaren, after the great British team unveiled its new silver and black MP4-29 without replacing departed title sponsor Vodafone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

McLaren, Lotus fight over major sponsor – report

That move has ruffled some feathers at Enstone

 2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 7In the context of the death of Jenson Button’s father, a new spat between McLaren and Lotus is unlikely to rate high on his list of concerns. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

McLaren ‘in good shape’ despite no title sponsor

McLaren is not a PLC, it does not have to “show a profit”.

2013-05-10 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - @McLarenF1 McLaren has confirmed it will not announce a replacement for departed title sponsor Vodafone when the 2014 car is officially launched on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Grey livery and no Vodafone successor at McLaren

Ron Dennis-style grey and white

2013-05-10 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - @McLarenF1 McLaren looks set to enter the 2014 season without an orange livery, and without a replacement for departed title sponsor Vodafone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

No orange for McLaren after Dennis return

McLaren’s 2014 car will not be orange, Italy’s Omnicorse reports.

2013-05-12 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 04 With Honda arriving in 2015, the long Mercedes partnership entering the final straight and title sponsor Vodafone now departed, it had been rumoured the Woking based team could revert to its traditional colours. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

McLaren reveals 2014 car launch date

McLaren will launch its 2014 car on 24 January

2012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - 03 We reported recently that the Woking based team was planning to reveal the MP4-29 on the 25th, a Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

McLaren could launch orange 2014 car – report

The news is not yet official

McLaren 50yrs McLaren could launch its 2014 car with an orange livery, according to an Italian media report. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

McLaren not in Williams-style slide – Button

Button defended the Woking based team’s optimism

Sergio Perez - Jenson Button - photo Getty ImagesJenson Button has played down fears McLaren could be set to enter a Williams-like slide into the bottom half of the formula one grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

No gifted win as Webber bows out in Brazil

“It would be great to see him win his final race, what a way to sign out”

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber (1) Mark Webber will not be gifted a tenth win as he bows out of formula one in Brazil this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

McLaren backs away from title sponsor announcement

McLaren’s 2014 car will likely be revealed shortly before winter testing in January

2013-06-07_0979The heat of the 2014 ‘silly season’ is now squarely on McLaren, amid rumours the British team has decided to replace Sergio Perez with rookie Kevin Magnussen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

McLaren to announce 2014 drivers soon – boss

Whitmarsh said the driver and sponsor announcements will be made separately

2013-05-10 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - @McLarenF1McLaren is racing towards confirming that Sergio Perez will join Jenson Button in the British team’s driver lineup for a second consecutive season in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Marko says Kvyat is ‘no risk, no fun’ choice

Kvyat a mix between Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen” – Marko

2013-06-07_0729Dr Helmut Marko has characterised the promotion of Red Bull junior Daniil Kvyat for 2014 as a “no risk, no fun” strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

McLaren ‘respects’ Red Bull’s refusal to release Prodromou

“We’ll see in a year where the two men are working.”

2011-05-22 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Peter Prodromou - Sebastian VettelMcLaren on Tuesday said it understands Red Bull’s reluctance to release aerodynamics chief Peter Prodromou from his contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Nico Hulkenberg’s weight could dent his chances of securing a McLaren seat in 2014

Report – Hulkenberg too heavy for 2014 McLaren

Nico Hulkenberg - photo © DPPI - François Flamand Earlier this year, it emerged that the tall German’s feet were a squeeze in the footwell of the Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Jenson Button has confirmed that the sticking point in his talks with McLaren is over 2015

Button confirms McLaren delay is over 2015

2013-03-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Jenson Button 01It has been reported the 2009 world champion is happy to commit to the British team for next year, but wants to leave the door open for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

McLaren to announce 2014 drivers ‘pretty soon’

 

Button, McLaren ‘will be together’ in 2014

2013-06-07_0694McLaren on Wednesday shed little further light on one of the last major talking points of the 2014 ‘silly season’ — the British team’s drivers for next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Fiat could sponsor Alonso’s cycling team – report

“Fiat could become the title sponsor”

20130705-0026Fiat, the Ferrari-linked Italian carmaker, could step up to sponsor Fernando Alonso’s new cycling foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Title charge won’t hurt Red Bull for 2014 – Marko

“With these huge technological changes, it is a difficult situation for a team like us” 

2013-06-09_0078Red Bull can win this year’s championship and also be ready for the enormous challenge of the radical 2014 rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Brawn hits back at test-gate rivals’ ‘spin’

Brawn’s view is even backed by Jonathan Neale

2013-06-08_1134Brawn has hit back at Red Bull’s “spin”, after the reigning world champions said sitting out the young driver test next month will not hurt Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

McLaren not ending slump ‘quickly’ – Michael

“We’re still not great, but we’re getting there.” – Button

2013-05-25 -Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Jenson Button 01McLaren is only inching back to the front of the field in 2013, sporting director Sam Michael has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

“If we give them a better car – as we aim to – I’m sure we’ll have some better results,”

McLaren happy with Perez and Button – boss

2013-05-12 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Sergio Perez - Martin Whitmarsh - Jenson Button 01McLaren is not looking to change its driver lineup, team boss Martin Whitmarsh said this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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