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“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads, but we do need racetracks…” McLaren-Honda drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button get ready for the 2015 season with an unlikely encounter with something that looks more than a little reminiscent of one of the movie world’s most famous time machines.
The stuttering start of McLaren and Honda’s first public Formula 1 test last year has not stopped Thursday’s 2015 car launch being the winter’s most anticipated
Daniel Ricciardo singles out McLaren-Honda as the package which could cause an upset in F1 this season, saying he is ‘excited’ to see how it fares.
McLaren has been singled out by Daniel Ricciardo as the team that has the biggest chance of causing a Formula 1 upset this year
What makes 2015’s MP4-30 car tick, and what does it take to design a Formula 1 car to the 2015 technical regulations? McLaren engineers Tim Goss, Matt Morris and Peter Prodromou help us find out.
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We interrupt the busy pre-season work of McLaren engineers Tim Goss, Matt Morris and Peter Prodromou to find out just what makes 2015’s MP4-30 car tick, and to understand what it takes to design a Formula 1 to the 2015 technical regulations. To reflect McLaren-Honda’s roots, which began back in the 1980s, our trio of engineers found inspiration in the strangest of places – firstly, they were let loose in the closed confines of McLaren’s Formula 1 windtunnel; secondly, they got to let their hair down after discovering a diverse collection of iconic ’80s’ toys that were just ‘randomly’ left in the tunnel, including a selection of spaceships, Slinky springs, BMX bikes and toy cars. Using those unlikely props, the trio attempts to explain optimum ERS placement, the new-for-2015 nosebox regulations, and that eternal F1 conundrum: how to balance downforce vs drag… Subscribe to our channel and be the first to watch exclusive content from the Official McLaren YouTube channel: McLaren App | McLaren.com |
Next week will see the unveiling of the McLaren Honda MP4-30, surely one of the most eagerly anticipated F1 cars of recent years given the heritage of the combination. Some 27 years ago, we awaited the first Honda-powered McLaren, the MP4/4 with a similar sense of expectation. The big difference is that, back then, Honda was already well established after five years with Williams and Lotus.
Next week will see the unveiling of the McLaren Honda MP4-30, surely one of the most eagerly anticipated F1 cars of recent years given the heritage of the combination. Some 27 years ago, we awaited the first Honda-powered McLaren, the MP4/4 with a similar sense of expectation. The big difference is that, back then, Honda was already well established after five years with Williams and Lotus.
Read part 7 of the Jenson Button story on the official McLaren website.
The waiting is almost over – in a little under a week the covers will begin to come off a new crop of Formula One cars, and soon after that pre-season testing will start in earnest. There’s much to look forward to, from the first glimpse of McLaren’s new MP4-30 – the team’s first Honda-powered car since 1992 – to four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel’s maiden outings for Ferrari
Fernando Alonso: The Ferrari years. Part 5 of the biographical series featuring the career of McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso. Read it here.
Fernando Alonso will do the honours for McLaren-Honda when F1 pre-season testing kicks off in Jerez on February 1st.
Fernando Alonso will be the first driver to test the new McLaren car as the team begin their engine partnership with Honda.
McLaren have confirmed that Fernando Alonso will give the new Honda-powered MP4-30 its maiden run when pre-season testing gets underway at Jerez on February 1. The Spaniard, who is returning for his second stint at the Woking team in 2015, will also be behind the wheel on day three of the four-day test
Fernando Alonso will be the first McLaren driver to sample the team’s new Honda-powered MP4-30 when pre-season Formula 1 testing gets under way at Jerez next month
McLaren has confirmed Fernando Alonso will debut the new McLaren-Honda at the first winter test in Jerez
Fernando Alonso will kick-start the new McLaren-Honda era with the Spaniard taking the wheel of the MP4-30 for its debut on February 1st.
Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez are looking to establish their team as a force after unveiling their new car in Mexico
The arrival of Fernando Alonso at McLaren in 2007 was celebrated with one of the biggest and most extravagant new car launches Formula 1 had ever seen. More than 100,000 spectators lined the streets of Valencia – an ancient Mediterranean city made impressively modern through a massive construction programme – to witness a floodlit F1 street demonstration with Spaniard Fernando Alonso and rookie Le…
McLaren-Honda. For all Formula 1 fans, there’s something inescapably special about the way those two words sit alongside each other. For McLaren fans in particular, it evokes an era when our fabulous red and white racing cars were driven by icons Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost – and were usually driven to victory, too
McLaren and Red Bull have warned they might struggle to beat Mercedes in 2015, despite Silver Arrows boss Toto Wolff predicting a competitive battle from the off.
McLaren and Red Bull have warned they might struggle to beat Mercedes in 2015 despite Silver Arrows boss Toto Wolff predicting a competitive battle from the off.
McLaren has announced a sponsorship deal with news giant CNN International ahead of the 2015 F1 season
McLaren has announced a sponsorship deal with news giant CNN International ahead of the 2015 F1 season
CNN International and McLaren Technology Group announced today that CNN is confirmed as a new McLaren-Honda partner for the 2015 Formula 1 season and beyond.
McLaren have signed a sponsorship deal with news network CNN International for the 2015 season and beyond.
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CNN International, the world’s leader in international news, and McLaren Technology Group announced today that CNN is confirmed as a new McLaren-Honda partner for the 2015 Formula 1 season and beyond.
CNN International and McLaren Technology Group enter multi-year partnership ahead of 2015 Formula 1 season CNN International, the world’s leader in international news, and McLaren Technology Group announced today that CNN is confirmed as a new McLaren-Honda partner for the 2015 Formula 1 season and beyond. The multi-year global partnership brings together two world-class pioneering brands, both of…
Honda say they “more or less” understand the FIA’s clarification on engine development after it was agreed that the Japanese firm could make changes to their new power unit during 2015.
Stoffel Vandoorne thinks victory in the GP2 championship this season could elevate him above the dropped Kevin Magnussen in McLaren’s junior driver pecking order.
Honda has won its fight to develop its engine during the 2015 season after being given concessions by the FIA, according to the BBC
McLaren are confident a ‘fair and equitable’ compromise will be agreed to solve F1’s latest engine squabble following a FIA directive allowing Honda to develop their engines during the course of the 2015 season.
Honda scuppered Fernando Alonso’s plans to drive for Porsche in the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours “at the last second”, according to German media
McLaren’s new engine partner Honda wins its fight to be allowed to develop its engine during 2015.
At the start of the century, Formula 1 was in need of a shake-up. Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher had demolished the opposition with five consecutive world titles and the sport was crying out for a new, young star to break the domination. The saviour was the emerging talent from the Asturias region of Spain, who was already the sport’s youngest winner of a grand prix
I am absolutely delighted that I will be writing a regular monthly blog on mclaren.com/formula1 throughout 2015. I still follow modern-day Formula 1 very closely, as you would expect, but I intend the writing I will do for McLaren this year to focus on my own racing days. I drove for the team from 1993 until 2001, winning 20 Grands Prix and two Drivers’ World Championships in that time (1998 and 1…
For 2015, mclaren.com/formula1’s new monthly blogger will be double Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen. Mika won both of his world championships for McLaren – in 1998 and 1999.
The FIA is considering whether to make further changes to F1′s engine rules following a meeting with Honda this week, according to the BBC
After Fernando Alonso had won the Formula Nissan series at his first attempt, his prize was a Minardi test at Fiorano, in which he was studiously watched by a number of F1 teams – including officials from Ferrari. Minardi’s sporting director Cesare Fiorio was on the look out for fresh talent for the 2001 Formula 1 season and the experienced campaigner was immediately struck by the talented Alonso,…
Formula 1 bosses are debating whether to make changes to the engine rules following a meeting with McLaren’s new partner Honda.
In a push to develop business beyond its flagship F1 team, McLaren Group has announced that it will henceforth be called McLaren Technology Group. The news coincides with plans for a new 57,000 sq ft ‘Applied Technology Centre’ which will double the footprint of McLaren’s existing innovation centre. While the name change reflects McLaren’s need […]
It appears Fernando Alonso is already lining up a perk as part of his new job with McLaren-Honda this year
McLaren has announced they are renaming the McLaren Group to McLaren Technology Group in an attempt to reflect the company's move to 'a diversified high-technology company'.
Fernando Alonso can thank his older sister Lorena for sparking his passion for racing. She didn’t show any interest in playing with the kart their father, José Luis Alonso, had built for her. But as a young toddler, Fernando took a shine to the machine and as his father towed him around a makeshift track, his desire for speed intensified.
The McLaren Group has changed its name to the McLaren Technology Group in order to better describe its current activities. The company, which has grown out of the original McLaren International racing team, is now a diversified high-technology company, applying its expertise to industries such as oil and gas, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, aviation and financial services.
Anthony Hamilton says he was never worried about his son’s move to Mercedes as he always knew Lewis could find another front-running team if the Silver Arrows didn’t produce.
After what always feels like an incredibly long winter break for any Formula 1 fan it’s that time of year again when new car launches begin the long lead up to the start of the new season.
McLaren has become the first team to firmly set a launch date for its 2015 car, commencing another era of Honda powered McLarens after many years of partnership with Mercedes.