Tag Archive: McLaren

Sep 21

Hamilton surprised McLaren-Honda F1 split did not happen sooner

McLaren and Honda have been struggling at the back of the grid since linking up in 2015

2017-06-10_2601Lewis Hamilton is surprised that McLaren did not ditch struggling Formula 1 engine partner Honda sooner after his former team announced last Friday it would be parting company with the Japanese marque at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Horner: F1 engines have zero road relevance

“The engines make no relevance to what is happening in everyday road car use and the aerodynamics don’t crossover.”

20170324-063Christian Horner has continued to criticise Formula 1’s current engine regulations by explaining they have ‘zero road relevance’ to road cars and the sport should focus on drivers and teams rather than technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Alonso wants to go ‘back to normality’ with McLaren next year

“So, as I said, back to normality.”

2017-06-11_3328Fernando Alonso is eager to go “back to normality” in 2018 and return to the front of the Formula 1 grid as he continues to mull over his future with McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

McLaren has ‘plan B’ if Alonso rejects new F1 contract

Brown confirmed there was a back-up plan in place

2017-06-09-14-55-44_1958McLaren executive director Zak Brown is confident keeping Fernando Alonso with its Formula 1 project for 2018, but has a ‘plan B’ in place should the Spaniard reject a new deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

McLaren Racing and Renault Sport Racing confirm partnership

McLaren-Renault is a partnership that will challenge for victory.

Renault Sport Racing logoRenault Sport Racing and McLaren Racing are pleased to announce they have agreed an engine supply partnership for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons. The deal will see Renault Sport Racing supply McLaren with Formula 1 power units, while also establishing a close working relationship with McLaren’s engineers and technicians. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

Ecclestone: It’s McLaren’s fault for Honda failure

“The Renault deal is all done. Alonso staying is super news.”

Zak Brown- Bernie EcclestoneFormula 1 chairman emeritus Bernie Ecclestone has pointed the finger of blame at McLaren for its split from Honda after three years of unreliable and underpowered engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Honda ‘hoping’ for points as McLaren split beckons

“Hopefully we can provide the drivers with a good package so they can be in the hunt for much-needed points.”

2017-06-09-15-23-28_2102While speculation continues to mount on the impending McLaren-Honda divorce, Yusuke Hasegawa sees the Singapore Grand Prix as a pivotal opportunity for points before the end of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Alonso: McLaren has ‘real chance’ at Singapore

“Singapore is one of the circuits on the calendar that suits our package and gives us a real chance for a more positive result.”

2017-06-09_475Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda must target points at the Singapore Grand Prix as it is expected to play to the strengths of the MCL32 package after a frustrating two races in Belgium and Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Brown: McLaren can navigate any financial hit from Honda divorce

“We can’t afford not to be on the podium” – Brown

2017-06-11_1438As its divorce with Honda appears to near, Zak Brown says McLaren can navigate any financial situation it faces with a possible loss of funding from the Japanese manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

Hulkenberg ‘happy to race with anyone’ at Renault F1 next year

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Sep 05

Time of the essence for McLaren in striking 2018 engine deal

McLaren must know what direction it is going in by the time the paddock next convenes in Singapore

2017-06-09-14-58-56_1982McLaren Formula 1 racing director Eric Boullier feels that time is of the essence for the British team as talks continue with Renault and Honda over a 2018 engine supply. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 03

Hamilton dominates Italian GP, takes championship lead

Lance Stroll finished seventh 

2017-06-11_1432Lewis Hamilton moved into the lead of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship for the first time this season in style with a dominant victory in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, leading Mercedes to a one-two finish. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

McLaren nears 2018 engine decision, will make final call ‘early this month’

“The best thing for McLaren is to make the best sporting decision possible, and in the business will follow suit” – Brown

2017-06-09_730McLaren executive director Zak Brown has confirmed that a final call on its Formula 1 power unit supplier will be made “early this month” as it looks to push on with plans for its 2018 car and end the ongoing saga surrounding its engine partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 29

McLaren sharpens partnership marketing focus with appointment of Matt Dennington

Matt will report to McLaren Technology Group’s Chief Marketing Officer, John Allert. 

2017-08-29 - McLaren sharpens partnership marketing focus with appointment of Matt DenningtonMcLaren Technology Group has appointed Matt Dennington as Group Director, Partner Strategy – working across McLaren Racing and McLaren Applied Technologies.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 26

Renault, McLaren talks over 2018 F1 engines confirmed

Renault currently supplies power units to its own factory team, Red Bull and Toro Rosso

2017-06-09_408Cyril Abiteboul confirms Renault has held talks with McLaren about an engine supply for 2018, but rules out supplying a fourth team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 21

Formula 1 launches new eSports series

“As we do in Formula 1, we’ll continue to evolve and innovate”

2017-06-11_1048Formula 1 has announced it will hold its first official eSports series in co-operation with Codemasters and Gfinity, starting with initial qualifiers next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 20

Seventh season win for McLaren junior driver Lando Norris

Lando Norris took the lead at the start and already returned from the opening lap with a margin of almost one second

Seventh season win for McLaren junior driver Lando NorrisBritish driver Lando Norris (Carlin), who is supported by the McLaren Formula 1 team, scored his seventh win of the season in the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

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Aug 20

Four Brits up front at Zandvoort

Five different teams were classified in the first five positions

Four Brits up front at ZandvoortIn the 20th race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, Callum Ilott (Prema Powerteam) made maximum use of his pole position and won from his fellow countrymen Jake Hughes (Hitech Grand Prix), Lando Norris (Carlin) and Harrison Newey (Van Amersfoort Racing). Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 19

British drivers Lando Norris and Callum Ilott on pole

The British McLaren junior driver was classified ahead of his compatriots Callum Ilott

British drivers Lando Norris and Callum Ilott on poleLando Norris (Carlin) was the fastest in second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 4.307 kilometres long Circuit Zandvoort in the dunes on the North Sea coast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 19

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

2017-06-11_0551Fernando Alonso is willing to consider competing outside of Formula 1 in 2018 if he is unable to find a seat that will give him a chance to win races next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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