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Boullier: What’s going on at Woking is very positive and we have to believe we’ll win a race

Boullier: What’s going on at Woking is very positive and we have to believe we’ll win a race

Eric Boullier is adamant that McLaren can win races this season despite a below par start to the season where Australia has been their only high point thus far. Speaking on a wide range of issues during a phone-in Boullier said, “We have to believe we’ll win a race. If you look at the details, it looks like […]

Magnussen enjoys Button as teammate but won’t mind Alonso

Magnussen enjoys Button as teammate but won’t mind Alonso

McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen says that he is happy having Jenson Button as his teammate, but he also says that he wouldn’t mind partnering Fernando Alonso. Alonso – arguably the most sought after driver in Formula 1 – has often been linked with a 2015 move to McLaren to spearhead the British team’s new Honda era. That speculation […]

McLaren should focus on track not court says Horner

McLaren should focus on track not court says Horner

Red Bull have ‘advised’ McLaren to focus on upping their game on track rather than taking the Formula 1 reigning world champions to court. A bitter spat has broken out between the British-based teams over a highly-rated aerodynamicist called Dan Fallows, who was recently due to start work at McLaren. But Fallows ultimately decided to […]

McLaren feeling effects of Whitmarsh absence says Lauda

McLaren feeling effects of Whitmarsh absence says Lauda

McLaren is going through a ‘Whitmarsh’ effect, according to Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda. Just two weeks ago in Bahrain, Jenson Button said the only quicker car in the field was the dominant Mercedes. But in China, both the 2009 world champion and Kevin Magnussen were non points-scoring midfielders. Button sounded particularly frustrated. “I don’t […]

McLaren worst of Mercedes powered teams as woes continue in China

McLaren worst of Mercedes powered teams as woes continue in China

McLaren endured another tough weekend in China on Sunday with both drivers failing to score points for the second race running. This saw the team tumbling down the Formula One constructors’ standings. After a double retirement in Bahrain, the team’s first since 2006, Jenson Button and Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen finished a distant and disappointing […]

McLaren: Our car isn’t competitive enough

McLaren: Our car isn’t competitive enough

That was a difficult weekend for the whole McLaren team. After qualifying 12th (Jenson) and 15th (Kevin), both drivers struggled in the midfield throughout the race. Kevin was the sole starter on the Prime tyre, running until lap 17 before making his stop for Options. Jenson was the first runner to stop, after complaining of […]

Whitmarsh set for $10-million McLaren payout

Whitmarsh set for $10-million McLaren payout

Ousted McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh could walk away from the Woking outfit with a $10 million payout. Last month, when Eric Boullier became the British team’s new chief in the wake of supremo Ron Dennis’ return to power, it was reported Whitmarsh agreed not to speak to the media while his contract payout is negotiated. […]

Father Jan at races distracting says Magnussen

Father Jan at races distracting says Magnussen

It seems former Formula 1 driver Jan Magnussen will not be a regular fixture at grands prix this year. Magnussen senior had to miss his son Kevin’s Grand Prix debut in Melbourne last month because he was racing a sports car on the other side of the world. “Being 6000 miles away watching the race was not […]

Dennis hits back at Horner’s stance on Fallows

Dennis hits back at Horner’s stance on Fallows

Ron Dennis is keeping the pressure on Red Bull, after an employee reneged on a deal to switch teams. On Saturday, the McLaren supremo vowed to take Formula 1′s reigning world champions all the way to the High Court, after Dan Fallows decided at the last minute to return to Red Bull rather than start […]

McLaren taking Red Bull staff dispute to high court

McLaren taking Red Bull staff dispute to high court

McLaren supremo Ron Dennis on Saturday confirmed that his team will likely take their dispute with world champions Red Bull all the way to the High Court. Earlier this month, new team boss Eric Boullier said the matter is “in the hands of our lawyers”, after Red Bull announced that they had successfully wooed Dan Fallows […]

McLaren: To put it in simple terms we performed poorly

McLaren: To put it in simple terms we performed poorly

A tricky day for the McLaren team: neither Jenson nor Kevin made it through to Q3 in this afternoon’s Qualifying session, which was held in rainy conditions. Both drivers found better performance on the Full Wet tyres during the wetter Q1 session, finishing 10th (Kevin) and 12th (Jenson). However, in Q3, as the rain lightened […]

McLaren: It’s a difficult balancing act and we’re not quite there yet,

Against a backdrop of leaden skies, practice kicked off for the 11th Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. Both of today’s sessions were cold and blustery, which made consistent lapping difficult. Additionally, a headwind along the start-finish straight made it even harder for drivers to tackle the difficult entry into the tightening Turns […]

McLaren announces digital expansion into China

McLaren announces digital expansion into China

McLaren today massively extends the reach of its digital presence with the launch of www.mclaren.cn/formula1 – a Mandarin-language imprint of the team’s website for China. As the sport celebrates its 10th anniversary in China this weekend, the website’s launch is perfectly timed to help increase the sport’s popularity among Formula 1’s large and well-connected young […]

SAP and McLaren to unveil unique Chinese GP livery

SAP and McLaren to unveil unique Chinese GP livery

To celebrate the return of Formula 1 racing to China this weekend the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 will feature a unique livery, with high profile SAP branding. SAP is the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services, helping more than 232,000 customers in 25 industries run better. China has become SAP’s second home and one […]

McLaren and Gillette enhance partnership

McLaren and Gillette enhance partnership

Press Release: Gillette, the world’s leading male grooming brand, is enhancing its collaboration with McLaren Mercedes, one of the most prestigious and successful teams in F1 history. The two brands are extending their partnership to bring to life an innovative marketing campaign focused on Precision Engineering. The partnership covers Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. […]

Chinese Grand Prix: McLaren preview Shanghai

Chinese Grand Prix: McLaren preview Shanghai

Formula 1 returns to the Far East for round four of the 2014 world championship, the Chinese Grand Prix. The race takes place just outside Shanghai, China’s industrial and financial capital, and the on-track action is always frenetic thanks to the Shanghai International Circuit’s huge straights, wide run-off areas and notoriously unpredictable weather. Shanghai International […]

Vandoorne to replace Button in 2015 could happen says Dennis

Vandoorne to replace Button in 2015 could happen says Dennis

McLaren could oust veteran Jenson Button at the end of 2014 season and replace him with the team’s next young Development Driver talent. That is the admission of returned McLaren supremo Ron Dennis, who told Formula 1′s official website that it was mainly his decision to axe Sergio Perez after a single season and replace […]

Tech Talk: Bahrain front wings and the never ending quest for more downforce

Tech Talk: Bahrain front wings and the never ending quest for more downforce

With potential developments of the all new V6 turbo Power Units now frozen, generating downforce through aero tweaks for the new era Formula 1 cars is a development battle which will rage all year long and in Bahrain some of the big hitters had some interesting front wing options on offer – tech guru Matt […]

Boullier: I agree with Jenson’s analysis we could be the best of the rest after Mercedes

Boullier: I agree with Jenson’s analysis we could be the best of the rest after Mercedes

Despite leaving Bahrain without points McLaren are adamant they will close the gap on Mercedes with aggressive development back at the factory in Woking. Hewly instated McLaren racing director Eric Boullier acknowledges, “It is. It’s true the gap is huge now but a one-second gap is catchable. I know a lot of areas where we […]

McLaren disputes appointment of new Red Bull aero chief

McLaren disputes appointment of new Red Bull aero chief

McLaren consulted their lawyers on Wednesday after Formula One champions Red Bull announced the appointment of an aerodynamics expert their rivals said was contracted to them. Red Bull said Dan Fallows has been appointed head of aerodynamics, replacing McLaren-bound Peter Prodromou who is now on ‘gardening leave’. The statement drew a swift response from McLaren, […]

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