F1 US Grand Prix 2014: Jenson Button refuses to let fears over his F1 future rile him amid talk of Fernando Alonso joining McLaren
Lewis Hamilton made a promising start to this weekend’s race in the United States, topping the timesheet in FP1 on Friday, a quarter of a second ahead of Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg. Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat was an impressive fourth, sandwiched by the McLarens of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen, whilst Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso finished in sixth
Nothing in Formula 1 stands still, and a racing car’s steering wheel is one of the most constantly changing elements in grand prix racing. Through the ages, it’s been iterated, refined and improved – and it’s been made lighter, more costly and more complex at every stage. Check out our gallery of classic McLaren F1 wheels through the ages, and get the lowdown on just what made them different, uniq…
Round 17 of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head across the Atlantic to the much-lauded Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. As the season builds towards its climax, those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the weekend ahead
‘I will learn from their mistakes!’: Gene Haas confident he can run a successful Formula One team – despite being told he is ‘crazy’
Look only to the shades, sideburns and swagger, and it becomes sometimes easy to appreciate the fact that Emerson Fittipaldi was a darn fine racing driver. His wasn’t the most immediate driving style to define: clever yet possessed of incredible bravery; precise yet capable of the bravest overtaking moves, Emmo nonetheless became a double world champion by virtue of his sheer completeness as a rac…
Forty years ago, Emerson Fittipaldi – the father of Brazilian motorsport – brought home McLaren’s first-ever world championship trophy. As our exclusive commemorative video explains, however, when the 1972 Formula 1 world champion joined us for ’74, there were few cast-iron assurances that he’d be able to achieve another title.
McLaren is in the process of change and the first big name to move on is Sam Michael, sporting director of the team. Michael will complete the season and then return to Australia with his family in a move he has planned since March of this year. Michael, who handed his notice in at the […]
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.