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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, […]

McLaren: We managed to complete 102 laps without problem

McLaren: We managed to complete 102 laps without problem

Just two days after the thrilling and frantic Bahrain Grand Prix, the McLaren Mercedes team was back in action at the Sakhir track for the first of this year’s four in-season test sessions; With 2014’s pre-season tests focused primarily on mileage, reliability running and component validation, this week provides us with a valuable opportunity to […]

Dennis: Vettel does not have licence to be disrespectful just because his dominance is being shaken

Dennis: Vettel does not have licence to be disrespectful just because his dominance is being shaken

McLaren head Ron Dennis criticised quadruple Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday after the Red Bull driver previously described the sound of the sport’s new V6 turbo engines as ‘shit’. The German driver had made his opinion clear at a news conference at last weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix when asked about the much […]

Rosberg: It was definitely the most exciting race I’ve ever done in my whole career

Rosberg: It was definitely the most exciting race I’ve ever done in my whole career

Nico Rosberg turned the tables on Lewis Hamilton in Qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, but 24 hours later he was trumped in the race but not before he gave one of the most spiritied challenges in memory, engaging his teammate in a manner reminiscent of their karting days and although in the ened he […]

McLaren: It goes without saying that we’re leaving Bahrain bitterly disappointed

McLaren: It goes without saying that we’re leaving Bahrain bitterly disappointed

McLaren team and drivers report from the Bahrain Grand Prix, Round 3 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship at Sakhir. Jenson Button MP4-29-04: “In terms of pace, we took a step forward this weekend. Moreover, our degradation was positive and I think we did a very good job understanding our tyres. Only one team were demonstrably quicker than […]

McLaren: Never happy when your cars qualify seventh and ninth

McLaren: Never happy when your cars qualify seventh and ninth

McLaren team and drivers report from day two of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, Round 3 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Sakhir. Jenson Button MP4-29-04: “Although we haven’t qualified where we’d ideally like to have done, as a team I reckon we’ve done a more or less perfect job so far this […]

McLaren and Alonso play down reunification reports as Honda era looms

McLaren and Alonso play down reunification reports as Honda era looms

McLaren is at the centre of a several speculative reports in the Bahrain paddock, one of which suggests that Fernando Alonso may be on his way back to the Woking outfit in the not too distant future. The influential sports daily Marca has made a link between McLaren and the former Formula 1 sponsor Movistar, […]

McLaren: Straightforward day and achieved most of what we set out to do

McLaren: Straightforward day and achieved most of what we set out to do

After the heat and humidity of Malaysia, the Formula 1 circus was expecting to be baking in hot sunshine in Bahrain also. But, so far, the air temperatures have been unusually cool – high twenties  Celsius rather than high thirties Celsius – and as a result the track temperatures have been significantly lower than expected. […]

Button joins elite club when in Bahrain he celebrates his 250th grand prix

Button joins elite club when in Bahrain he celebrates his 250th grand prix

McLaren’s Jenson Button is the most experienced driver on the 2014 grid – at this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix he will celebrate his 250th race – 80 of which have been with McLaren-Mercedes. Here, talking exclusively to McLaren.com, Jenson reflects on 15 consecutive seasons in the top echelon. You’re only the fifth driver in history […]

Tech Talk: McLaren MP4-29 new nosecone explained and analysed

Tech Talk: McLaren MP4-29 new nosecone explained and analysed

McLaren arrived in Malaysia buoyed by their result in Melbourne with Ron Dennis claiming ahead of the event they had updates that would lead to a further gain of 0.5 secs per lap. The most obvious of these changes comes in the form of a new nosecone, taking a more extreme approach to this year’s […]

Magnussen: I’m sorry for the team that I messed things up going into the second corner

Magnussen: I’m sorry for the team that I messed things up going into the second corner

McLaren new boy Kevin Magnussen apologised to his team on Sunday after a rookie error which ruined his Malaysian Grand Prix – and that of Kimi Raikkonen – just a fortnight after his sensational F1 debut. The 21-year-old had been the toast of the sport after he brilliantly reached the podium in his first ever […]

Hamilton: I would like to offer this victory in tribute to all those affected by the tragedy of MH370

Hamilton: I would like to offer this victory in tribute to all those affected by the tragedy of MH370

Sepang has not been Lewis Hamilton’s most successful hunting ground in Formula 1, although in his previous seven visits he had been on the podium three time, yet had never stood on the top step at the venue – this all changed at the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix as he stormed from pole position to […]

McLaren: We expected to be leaving Sepang with rather more than the 10 points we scored

McLaren: We expected to be leaving Sepang with rather more than the 10 points we scored

From eighth (Kevin) and 10th (Jenson) on the grid, both drivers made clean getaways. However, Kevin tangled with Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari as the pair jostled for position into Turn Two. The resultant contact shattered Kevin’s left-hand-side front-wing end-plate, losing him downforce during his first stint and causing him to drop behind Jenson, and struggle to […]

Button: The decision to run on inters in Q3 was my choice

Button: The decision to run on inters in Q3 was my choice

A gamble on tyres failed to pay off for McLaren’s Jenson Button but the former Formula One world champion remained positive he could still threaten from 10th if the rain persisted at the Malaysian Grand Prix. As most of his rivals went for wet tyres, the British driver opted to run on intermediates in the […]

McLaren: That was a very difficult qualifying session

McLaren: That was a very difficult qualifying session

Neither driver was able to set a representative lap-time in FP3 this afternoon after both cars were affected by sensor problems. The issues were cured ahead of qualifying. Heavy rain throughout the late afternoon meant qualifying for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix was delayed by almost an hour, when track conditions were deemed dry enough for […]

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