Tag Archive: McLaren

Jan 31

Mansell: McLaren’s struggles show ‘something wrong’ with F1

“We’ve got a backlog of drivers wanting to come into F1, we need more manufacturers, at least 26 cars”

1981_12NigelMansellLotus-Cosworth11992 world champion Nigel Mansell believes there is “something wrong” with Formula 1 when teams such as McLaren are unable to be competitive, calling on Liberty Media to make the series more evenly-matched and balanced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

McLaren allows Fernando Alonso to compete in 2018 Le Mans and WEC

McLaren and Fernando are in full agreement that Formula 1 remains their shared top priority

2017-10-22_0309McLaren has confirmed it will allow Fernando Alonso to compete in upcoming rounds of the World Endurance Championship, including this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, after reaching agreement with both Fernando and Toyota Gazoo Racing.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Alonso: Renault giving McLaren F1 more facts than Honda

“I think the struggles that we had in the last three years made the team very strong.”

2017-06-09_0004While the start of the season is still six weeks away, Alonso is already encouraged by the progress Renault is making, saying there is more firm proof of progress than Honda offered. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 27

Brown targets team boss ‘triple crown’ with McLaren

“It’s a massive privilege to work at McLaren, that’s a dream come true”

2017-06-09-15-23-28_2102Zak Brown has set his sights on following Fernando Alonso’s lead by completing the ‘triple crown of motorsport’ with McLaren in a team boss capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Force India to reveal new name at F1 car launch

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2017-10-18_0004Force India will go ahead with plans to rebrand for 2018, with its new name set to be revealed at the launch of its new car on February 25 in Barcelona (Auto Motor und Sport). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

McLaren and CNBC announce new multi-year partnership

McLaren is one of the world’s most famous sports and technology brands

McLaren and CNBC, the leading global business news network, announced today an exciting new multi-year partnership that will highlight both brands’ reputations for innovation and leadership through content and commercial activity.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 21

Mercedes “100% aligned” with Ferrari on F1’s future

“We are the good cop and the bad cop”

2017-06-11_1048Head of Mercedes-Benz Dieter Zetsche says the German manufacturer’s future vision for Formula 1 is “100% aligned” with rivals Ferrari despite it being less outspoken over the plans laid out by new owners Liberty Media. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 17

Martin Whitmarsh to take up F1 advisory role with FIA

Whitmarsh has  worked in America’s Cup sailing and recently took up a place on Formula E’s advisory board

2013-06-08_0053Former McLaren Formula 1 team chief Martin Whitmarsh is set to take up an advisory role with the FIA to help define the series’ future financial regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 16

Renault aim to emulate Mercedes engine and junior driver tie-up

“In my opinion, an important element will be how we leverage our engine supplier activity”

2017-06-09-13-49-26_1269Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul is eager to install a similar structure used by Mercedes to give opportunities to its junior drivers with customer engine supply deals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 02

Red Bull reveals new logo with Aston Martin tie-up

The new logo doesn’t include any colour change

2017-06-08_0382New-look Aston Martin Red Bull Racing has unveiled its tweaked logo to incorporate the British manufacturer as it begins its title sponsor partnership in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 17

McLaren gave Honda six months for turnaround – Brown

Three years is a long time in Formula 1

F1: McLaren gave Honda six months for turnaround – BrownMcLaren’s executive director Zak Brown says his team gave Honda six months to find a turnaround to be competitive in 2018 and tried “many different things and many different ways” but when performance wasn’t forthcoming it gave the team no option. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 16

Hamilton predicts McLaren to join F1 title fight in 2018

“Next year, McLaren will have Renault engines, then we may see four teams fighting for the championship”

2017-06-11_1130Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren’s switch to Renault power units from next season could become a catalyst for his former team’s charge to a Formula 1 world championship fight alongside his Mercedes squad, Ferrari and Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 15

Could Alonso win the F1 title in 2018?

Alonso’s natural talent behind the wheel of an F1 car is undeniable

2017-06-09-14-55-44_1958Fernando Alonso may have endured a rotten three years with McLaren-Honda, but thanks to the arrival of new engine supplier Renault at the team for 2018, could he be in line to fight for a third Formula 1 world championship next season? Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 15

GP3: ART Grand Prix is pleased to reveal the identity of another one of their 2018 drivers, Nikita Mazepin

Nikita Mazepin joins ART Grand Prix in 2018

Nikita Mazepin joins ART Grand Prix in 2018

The young Russian driver began his career with several years of karting, which culminated in a second place in the famous CIK-FIA KF category, in France in 2014, finishing behind McLaren’s rising star, Lando Norris, and just ahead of his new teammate, Callum Ilott. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Hamilton: Mercedes cannot afford to stand still ahead of tougher F1

“It’s been an amazing season, but by no means a perfect one. There are always areas you can improve on” – Hamilton

2017-06-11_1674Lewis Hamilton has stressed Mercedes cannot afford to stand still in the Formula 1 development race ahead of a possible four-way fight for the championship in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 11

Can Red Bull and McLaren win again in 2018?

So will Renault be able to power Red Bull and McLaren to victory again in 2018?

2017-06-11_1157Red Bull and McLaren may have been two of Formula 1’s most prominent teams since the turn of the millennium, yet neither has managed to attain a huge amount of success in recent years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 03

Button confirms full-time Super GT programme for 2018

“I’ll be racing for Honda and have a contract to race with Honda in Super GT in 2018”

2016-06-12_1073Jenson Button has confirmed he will race full-time in Japan next year when he enters the Super GT championship with a Honda-backed team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 02

Alfa Romeo Sauber reveals 2018 livery concept

Alfa Romeo is owned by the FCA Group and is sister brand to Ferrari

Alfa Romeo Sauber, F1,

The rebranded Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team has teased its potential 2018 car colours with a livery concept during the team’s presentation in Milan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

Rising star Norris back in Mclaren for Formula One Tyre Test

British teen takes chequered flag in ninth from back of grid on F2 début weekend

Lando Norris British teen takes chequered flag in ninth from back of gridLando Norris has been given the opportunity to drive a current McLaren Honda MCL32 at a Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (29 Nov).

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Nov 26

Norris steps up to full-time Formula Two drive with Carlin

Lando stays loyal to British team & targets further success in ’18 

Lando NorrisLando Norris will remain with Carlin for a fourth consecutive season when McLaren’s 2018 Formula 1 test and reserve driver graduates to the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

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