Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 head of track operations Singapore stands in stark contrast to the high speed tracks we have just visited. It has 23 corners, the highest number of any track on the calendar, with several hard braking points over the lap. These factors combine to bring the average speed down to around 170kph, with just 45% of the lap spent at wide open throttle
Like the Hungarian editions since 2007, the World Series by Renault enjoyed a new and frank success at the Hungaroring. Following the traditional summer break, 92,000 spectators braved the rain to take in the fifth round of a season that has been particularly rich in action. The Fast, Free & Fun event offered by Renault Sport Technologies saw Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) and Norman Nato (DAMS) take top honours in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series where the fight for the title is as undecided (…) – Press Releases
McLaren might not yet be talking publicly at great length about McLaren-Honda, but, believe me, there’s a lot of hard work going on behind the frosted glass interior walls at Woking to make sure the partnership gets started on the right foot. Not least, McLaren-Honda sounds like it’ll be a busy place next year – after all, if you believe what you read on the internet, they must be running about si…
Get set for the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix with the official McLaren Formula 1 Race Preview. Read it here.
Peter Prodromou has today joined McLaren Racing’s design department in the role of chief engineer. Peter, who previously worked for McLaren between 1991 and 2006, joins the team after a very successful stint at Red Bull Racing, and is a key appointment for the McLaren team as it pushes ahead with the specification and development of next year’s MP4-30 Formula 1 challenger. Peter said: “It’s fantas…
It is David Coulthard’s turn to get behind the wheel in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show at the Hungaroring this weekend. A Red Bull ambassador following his retirement from Formula One, the Scot is passing on his extensive experience to the young drivers in the World Series by Renault. We tracked him down for a quick Q&A session
At every World Series by Renault meeting, the Renault Village gives spectators an in-depth look into the world of the French carmaker. The Village’s five exhibition areas and many games and activities give race-goers an opportunity to discover the fascinating history, values and scope of the Renault range, providing an entertaining backdrop to the action out on the track. R.S.
Following his successes at the Moscow Raceway and the Nürburgring before the summer break, Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) continued his strong form in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. With a fantastic start from seventh place on the grid, the Spaniard soon took control of the race to score his third triumph of the season. Second place, Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) overtook pole man Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) in the final corner of the race
What with his appearance in the free practice sessions at the recent Italian Formula One Grand Prix with Caterham F1 Team and his performances in the World Series by Renault this summer, Roberto Merhi has been attracting quite a bit of attention of late. Following his impressive showings at the Moscow and Nürburgring meetings, the Spanish driver went into the summer break as the leading rookie in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. All in all, it has been a successful return to single-seaters (…) – News
Marina Bay Street Circuit: The Inside Line
Toto: “After a tough few weekends, Italy was a thoroughly deserved reward”
Expressions vary on Formula 1 podiums, but you can usually expect the face of the man on the top step – the winner – to demonstrate great joy.  Not so that of the driver who held this trophy aloft on October 21, 1984. It had been a momentous season, one with many parallels in the present day: downsized turbocharged cars held sway, and, having banned mid-race refueling, the FIA also enforced a stri…
Nico: “I still have the lead and I’m determined to hold on to it”
Lewis: “I’m still well and truly in the hunt – that gives me huge motivation”
McLaren's Greatest Wheel the Wheel Battles in the world of F1
VIDEO: Nico Rosberg Unveils the Stunning New Mercedes-AMG GT!
Nico Rosberg Drives the New AMG V8 Sports Car into the Limelight!
Ron Dennis CBE (Executive Chairman and CEO, McLaren Group) has made the following statement: “Everyone at McLaren is shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Emilio Botin, the Chairman of the Euro zone’s largest bank, Santander, a McLaren partner since 2007. “Emilio was a consummate businessman, who made Santander what it is today: one of the world’s leading financial institutions, em…
Lewis Presents MSA Road Safety Film Competition Prizes
VIDEO: 192.6 mph at Edinburgh Airport for Race the Runway!
Nico: “I’m disappointed but Lewis drove a great race and he deserved it”
View the Italian Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
Lewis: “I came to Monza to do a job and I did it, so I’m happy with that”
Toto: “For me it’s important that Mercedes wins – but we want to stay completely neutral”
Toto: “If it had been our idea it would have been bloody well done!”
The best images from the 2014 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website. View the gallery here.
Official McLaren Formula 1 race report from the 2014 Italian Grand Prix, including quotes from Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen and Eric Boullier.
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo showed good performance to race to a strong fifth in today’s Italian Grand Prix. Daniel overtook four cars in less than 10 laps to secure fifth and consolidate his third position in the drivers’ championship. Team-mate Sebastian Vettel finished just behind in sixth having run in fourth for a long period of the race.
The official McLaren Formula 1 FP3 and Qualifying Report from the 2014 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. Read it here.
McLaren Formula 1 blogger Alan Henry celebrates the romance, history and emotion of Monza: home to the Italian Grand Prix. Read it here.
Pole for Lewis and a front row lockout at Monza!
McLaren confirms the return of iconic coffee brand Segafredo Zanetti to Formula 1. Read the official announcement here.
McLaren confirms the return of iconic coffee brand Segafredo Zanetti to Formula 1. Read the official announcement here.
Read the team reaction from the 2014 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
Key practice points: F1 back at the ‘Cathedral of Speed’, the Autodromo di Monza, where over 75% of the lap is taken at full throttle Monza places an emphasis on outright speed and top end performance, with the ICE put through its toughest test so far this year The Renault Energy F1-2014 performed well. Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel demonstrated a strong relative long run pace and finished with the sixth quickest time in FP1 and seventh in FP2 High mileage count for (…) – Press Releases
The Hungaroring marks the return to action for the World Series by Renault. Included on the calendar since 2007, Budapest will welcome the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 for round five of the 2014 season.
Having been to Spa before, I pretty much knew what to expect. What’s unbelievable every time though are the extremely high elevation changes around the track. TV cameras are hardly able to convey how step the run up Eau Rouge really is.