Is it really 30 years since Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and the McLaren-TAG MP4/2 steamrollered all opposition to clean up both the 1984 drivers’ and constructors’ championships? A quick check of my calendar suggests that, indeed, October 21 1984 was the date when McLaren, under the auspices of Ron Dennis, truly came of age. To my mind, there’s something special, pivotal, about that ’84 season.
Jenson Button is in talks with Porsche to follow Mark Webber to the sportscar team next season, if the door closes at McLaren for the 2009 world champion with the arrival of Fernando Alonso. The problem is one of timing. McLaren is working on getting the signature of Alonso on a contract, although sources in […]
At the start of the year, we dropped in on the McLaren pit garage in Bahrain to eavesdrop on proceedings during half an hour in the life of a Formula 1 test. This time, we’re back to chronicle perhaps the most fraught and frantic 30 minutes in grand prix racing – the half-hour that leads up to the start of the race. It’s a well-practiced, procedure-driven series of events – all driven by the team…
Kimi Raikkonen turns 35 today and Scuderia Ferrari celebrates the event with a video featuring some highlights from his career to date with Ferrari. So far, Kimi has taken part in 68 Grands Prix with the Scuderia, winning nine of them. However, the true highlight was winning the World Championship title in 2007, when victory in the final race of the season in Interlagos saw him overhaul the McLaren duo of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton in the points table.
McLaren will introduce a ‘major upgrade’ package before the end of 2014 in a bid to capitalise on their current resurgence and aid their preparations for next year’s Formula One world championship. The team introduced a similarly significant set of updates in Singapore and have duly moved up the competitive order
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Former champion wants to move to a winning team Spaniard is expected to return to McLarenFernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the …
Fernando Alonso WILL leave Ferrari at end of the season, confirms outgoing chief Luca Di Montezemolo
One thing is certain about McLaren’s 2015 car: it will be powered by Honda. As to who will drive it, that’s another story.
One thing is certain about McLaren’s 2015 car: it will be powered by Honda. As to who will drive it, that’s another story. Despite some strong performances from the team’s current duo – Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button – neither driver has been confirmed for next season.
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says his team is still hoping to make a driver announcement before the end of the season, but is currently in the process of weighing up its options
Nico Rosberg staged a remarkable recovery drive to finish second in Sochi on Sunday, but was left lamenting the opening-lap error which forced him into the pits and helped Mercedes team mate and race winner Lewis Hamilton open up a 17-point championship lead. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas was the only driver able to threaten the Silver Arrows, while a resurgent McLaren claimed their best team result since the 2014 season-opener in Australia
Lewis Hamilton claimed victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg charged back after an early error to finish second – securing an historic first constructors’ crown for the Silver Arrows. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas rounded out the podium trio, while McLaren duo Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen were fourth and fifth