After coming four thousands of a second shy of best time yesterday, Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP) answered this Friday during day two of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 collective test. The McLaren Young Driver Development Programme driver set the track record in the category this morning with a time of 2’03”021. The young Dutchman led from this afternoon’s quickest driver, Anthoine Hubert (Tech 1 Racing), reigning French F4 Champion and Lotus F1 Junior Team member, Alexander Albon (KTR)
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PIRELLI AND FORMULA ONE TEAMSAGREE 2014 IN-SEASON TYRE TEST SCHEDULE Milan, March 7, 2014 – Following the agreement between Pirelli and the 11 Formula One teams, with the approval of the FIA, here is the schedule of the dedicated days (one per team) that each team will devote to tyre testing this year, within the existing 2014 in-season test calendar. Bahrain test (8-9 April) Day1 CATERHAM Day2 MERCEDES and WILLIAMS Barcelona test (13-14 May) Day1 SAUBER and TORO ROSSO Day2 McLAREN and FORCE INDIA Silverstone test (8-9 July) Day1 FERRARI and LOTUS Day2 RED BULL and MARUSSIA The agreement, which was finalised during the final pre-season Bahrain test (from 27 February to 2 March), stipulates that each team will devote one day per year exclusively to testing the latest products and developments from Pirelli, within the framework of the existing test calendar.
McLaren boss Ron Dennis: ‘Jenson Button is like Ayrton Senna and we are the Manchester United of F1′
“We have to get back to competitiveness as soon as possible and we will get there much faster than people imagine, ” declared McLaren boss Ron Dennis this morning, breaking his silence for the first time since seizing back control of the company from Martin Whitmarsh. “I believe we will win races this year, how many I don’t know and when I don’t know. Company was unfit and I said to them that if they match my commitment we will win
In recent weeks, in this space, which I used to refer to as a column but have at last learned to call a blog, I have chronicled the claims to fame of not one but two relatively unsung McLaren heroes: John Watson and Patrick Tambay. Last week I focused on a man who never drove for McLaren in Formula 1 but, given his birthplace and his friendship with a fellow Kiwi, Bruce McLaren, most assuredly sho…
Jenson Button says McLaren are increasingly confident about new F1 season following return of Ron Dennis
Jenson Button believes the return of Ron Dennis as McLaren boss has ramped up the confidence of all within the team.
With the changes in F1 technical regulations this year to small capacity hybrid turbo engines, placing the emphasis on resource efficiency, innovations in F1 will increasingly filter down into the automotive and other industries and this will be an important story for the sport to tell. Today, however, we saw a good example of existing F1 technology being repurposed for applications which have no connection with automotive, but which also aim to reduce environmental impact; in this case in aviation. McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT), part of the McLaren Group, are to work alongside a consortium of technological development companies to ;More…
On Saturday in Bahrain, Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat and McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen completed their final pre-season runs in their respective cars. The next time they drive in anger will be at Albert Park in Australia. The big question is: are they prepared for their Grand Prix debuts?