A star of the World Series by Renault for four whole seasons and a two-time champion, in 2010 and 2012, Stoffel Vandoorne today celebrates his 23rd birthday. Born in Kortrijk, Belgium, Stoffel Vandoorne won a KF2 class title in the Belgian Karting Championship before making his World Series by Renault single-seater debut in the 2010 F4 Eurocup 1.6 championship. The young Belgian served notice of his ability with six wins as he stormed to the title.
Lewis “We didn’t complain once, we just worked really hard”
Nico: “Ferrari have definitely closed the gap to us”
Want to follow in Jenson Button’s footsteps and spend a day inside the McLaren Technology Centre? Here’s your chance.
A Eurocup Megane Trophy and Eurocup Clio driver since 2008, Margot Laffite is now a Renault Sport brand ambassador. With the start of the new World Series by Renault just a month away, she sat down with us for an interview. Tell us about your year with Renault Sport in 2014.
Sepang snapshot Jenson Button “Melbourne was certainly a challenging weekend for us, but there were positives to take from it. A lot of our performance was largely unknown coming into the weekend given the limited running we had over winter testing. Despite our finishing position, getting to the chequered flag has meant that we’re now armed with much more data about our package and we can learn a …
McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that, subject to a successful final FIA medical assessment this Thursday 26th March at the Sepang International Circuit, Fernando Alonso will return to the cockpit of his MP4-30 car for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Since his Barcelona testing accident, Fernando has followed a rigorous, specialised training programme, designed and closely monitored by le…
Nico: “It’s all set up to be another great battle”
Toto: “We are prepared for a fight in the coming races”
Lewis: “I feel ready for anything right now”
Friends and fans alike gathered at Goodwood last weekend for the 73rd Members Meeting for motor racing event with a twist. A selection of McLarens were on show, including the largest ever gathering of McLaren F1 GTRs in a high-speed racing showcase, the all-new McLaren P1™ GTR and Emerson Fittipaldi’s 1974 world championship-winning M23, driven by McLaren Test and Development Driver, Stoffel Vando…
Had he lived, Ayrton Senna would be 55 years old today. It’s impossible to imagine the Brazilian pushing into his second half-century, a quiet figure in the modern F1 paddock with flecks of grey in his hair and creases lined into his face.
Third in the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS, Matevos Isaakyan (JD Motorsport) put in the best run of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 collective tests at Motorland Aragón. On the circuit that will host the opening round of the World Series by Renault, the Russian, supported by SMP Racing, established a new record in the category with a time of 1:54.728, breaking the track record set by Will Stevens in 2011. He was followed by Anthoine Hubert (Tech 1 Racing) and Jack Aitken (Koiranen GP).
How Far We Go… Behind the Scenes with Lewis and Nico!
As I watched the Australian GP unfold from the comfort of my armchair I couldn’t help but feel sympathy for everyone in the McLaren-Honda camp. I’ve known Ron Dennis for longer than either of us care to remember, and I’ve been a fan of Jenson Button since he first burst into the scene with Williams at the same event 15 years ago. Neither they nor the rest of the hard-working team deserved to endur…
Behind the Scenes at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix!
View the Australian Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
The best shots from the 2015 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
Nico: “It’s an awesome start for us as a team and Lewis drove like a World Champion all weekend”
Lewis: “I’m honoured to be up here among these great drivers and with this team”
Miami, “Gateway to the Americas”, was the venue for the fifth ePrix of the FIA Formula E Championship. In Florida’s largest city, the drivers once again showed off the qualities of the Spark-Renault SRT01_E single-seaters used in the all-electric category At the end of a race in which energy management was crucial, Nicolas Prost (e.dams-Renault) came out on top, finishing ahead of Scott Speed (Andretti) and Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt).
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Kicks off the 2015 Season in Style!
Official McLaren-Honda Formula 1 race report from the 2015 Australian Grand Prix. Read it here.
Silver Arrows Soar in Melbourne Qualifying!
The official McLaren Formula 1 FP3 and Qualifying Report from the 2015 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
ExxonMobil expands relationship with McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team to showcase fuels contribution  Company adds its Esso, Exxon and Mobil retail fuels brands to its sponsorship of the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team Agreement reflects growing importance of fuel technology in race performance ExxonMobil has partnered with McLaren for more than two decades ExxonMobil is expanding its technology partners…
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion Robert Wickens is now making his name in DTM, having scored two wins in the last two seasons. Today he celebrates his 26th birthday.
The Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R has become the first production car to set a lap record of the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit with a time of 2:23min and an average speed of 133kph. Infiniti Red Bull Racing new recruit Daniil Kvyat took the helm and steered the Megane R.S
Solid Start for the Silver Arrows in Melbourne
The official McLaren Formula 1 Free Practice Report from the 2015 Australian Grand Prix.
The 2015 Formula One World Championship gets underway in Melbourne in a few hours’ time, with Renault Energy-F1′s powertrains once again taking to the track with the Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso stables. The most significant developments in the new powertrain can be found in the V6 engine, turbocharger and battery. The V6 boasts a brand new combustion chamber, while the exhaust systems and variable intake manifolds have been reworked
We haven’t opened our HQ to the public – sadly there’s just too much top secret R&D going on to allow that! However, thanks to Google and their Street View cameras, you’ll gain unparalleled access to the home of McLaren-Honda. Follow the footsteps of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button through the gates of McLaren
Q&A about the 2015 season with Lewis, Nico and Toto
Formula One makes its return this weekend, with the Australian Grand Prix marking the start of the 2015 season. Thirteen of the drivers who will be on the grid in Melbourne (some 65 percent of the field) cut their teeth in Formula Renault before stepping up to the highest level. Can you list them all
Lewis Hamilton 2015 Australian Grand Prix Race Preview
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Melbourne snapshot Jenson Button “Melbourne means the same thing every year: racing! After a long winter of preparation, it’s always good to see the lights go out and get the season underway. It’ll be fascinating to see how we stack up against the opposition.” Kevin Magnussen “Although the circumstances are not ideal, I’m thrilled to be racing in Australia.