McLaren Mercedes official race report from the 2014 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix. Read here.
The official McLaren Mercedes FP3 and Qualifying Report from the 2014 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix.
Four Renault powered cars will start the Chinese Grand Prix from the top ten. Daniel Ricciardo put the Infiniti Red Bull Racing second, 0.5secs behind pole sitter Lewis Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel qualified in third, splitting the two Mercedes.
Jenson Button is in the house as the crowds gather at TAG Heuer La Maison store at Grand Gateway Mall in Shanghai.
Pole for Lewis in China as he breaks the British record!
Season 10 of the World Series by Renault begins on 26 and 27 April at Motorland Aragón. The event that has hosted more than 5 million spectators since debuting in 2005, retains the same proven formula with races for the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Eurocup Clio, along with a multititude of attractions, including the demonstration runs from the four-time world championship team, Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1. The free invitations can be downloaded on (…) – Press Releases
Andy Cowell: “It represents a giant leap”
Key practice points: Shanghai welcomes F1 for the 11th Chinese Grand Prix this weekend. Cool conditions for both free practice sessions. Progress made in Bahrain test confirmed today.
LH44 tops the timesheets; NR6 third in Friday Practice, Shanghai
The official McLaren Mercedes Free Practice Report from the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix.
News from Total Generating electricity from the exhaust via a device connected to the shaft of the turbocharger is not a simple undertaking since as much gas as possible at the highest possible speed must be passed though a hot turbine placed inside the exhaust gas stream. The ideal solution is to run the direct injection petrol engine like a diesel, ie. with a large excess of air, but at a very low fuel mix.
“We’re feeling more confident ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix. While we know that the others are still ahead, we have made some good progress in the last two races, both in reliability and driveability, particularly in race modes. At the test in Bahrain we tested several new software modes that will see us closer to the limits of the Power Unit than before
McLaren Mercedes has expanded its global digital presence by launching its Chinese website and Weibo page. Find out more here.
Nico: “It’s a very different weekend in China”
To celebrate the return of Formula 1 racing to China this weekend the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 will feature a unique livery, with high profile SAP branding.
McLaren blogger Alan Henry looks ahead to the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix, and considers the potential of Formula 1 as an emerging sport in China.
Lewis: “I hope there are more races like that”
Paddy Lowe: “Our confidence in this car continues to grow”
Toto Wolff: “It’s up to us to keep raising the bar”
Nico: “I want to be back on that top step”
Lewis: “Three in a row would be incredible!”
Throughout the 2014 race season, Hilton HHonors brings you the very best things to see and do in the cities across the Grand Prix calendar with our brand new Facebook app: You’re invited to share your top tips on things to do and places to see in the countries that we visit. Perhaps you live in one of our fabulous race destinations, or have you simply travelled there bef…
Formula 1 returns to the Shanghai International Circuit for the 11th China Grand Prix. Take a step down memory lane for McLaren's previous encounters at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Gillette, the world’s leading male grooming brand, is enhancing its collaboration with McLaren Mercedes, one of the most prestigious and successful teams in F1 history. The two brands are extending their partnership to bring to life an innovative marketing campaign focused on Precision Engineering.  The partnership covers the Europe, Middle East and Africa.
We all know Daniel Ricciardo is an awesome F1 driver. But what if he wasn’t?
Formula 1 returns to the Far East for round four of the 2014 world championship, the Chinese Grand Prix. The race takes place just outside Shanghai, China’s industrial and financial capital, and the on-track action is always frenetic thanks to the Shanghai International Circuit’s huge straights, wide run-off areas and notoriously unpredictable weather. Shanghai International Circuit facts & stats …
Organized outside of the World Series by Renault, the opening weekend of season 10 of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series delivered a fantastic show at Monza, with high drama and intense races. And while Carlos Sainz Jr (DAMS) dominated the majority of the weekend, the Spaniard is tied for the championship lead with Will Stevens (Strakka Racing) and Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport). After six days of collective testing during a studious winter, the competitors of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series (…) – Press Releases
We look ahead to this weekend’s race at the Shanghai International Circuit with Daniil and Jean-Eric…Read Article
Alan Henry remembers Teddy Mayer, team principal of McLaren's Formula One team throughout the 1970's. Read more.
After six days of studious winter collective testing, the Formula Renault 3.5 Series headed into action at the Autodromo di Monza. Carlos Sainz (DAMS) was quickest on Friday at the “Temple of Speed”. Member of the Red Bull Junior Team, the Spaniard dominated the two sessions of the day ahead of Luca Ghiotto (International Draco Racing) and Jazeman Jaafar (ISR).
McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button is the most experienced driver on the 2014 F1 grid
I have been an F1 fan for 25 years now, which makes me feel as old as it sounds! The first ever F1 race I actually attended was at a damp Silverstone in 1995, and it is something I will never forget, as hearing an F1 car at the track literally made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end.
Date Wednesday April 9 2014 Driver  Kevin Magnussen Location  Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km) Today’s laps/km  26/141 Laps/km  128/693 Best laptime  1m36.203s Programme Kevin Magnussen was once again behind the wheel for the second, and final, day of running in Bahrain. The day’s programme began well, with the team able to complete its planned aerodynamic correlation work; however, a car p…
The last day of the two day test session at the Sakhir circuit, saw Jean-Eric Vergne at the wheel of the STR9. While yesterday, Daniil Kvyat spent the whole session doing long runs, this time the programme involved shorter runs…Read Article
Nico Rosberg Delighted to Silence F1 Critics
Date Thursday April 8 2014  Driver  Kevin Magnussen  Location  Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)  Laps/km  102/552  Best laptime  1m36.634s Programme Just two days after the thrilling and frantic Bahrain Grand Prix, the McLaren Mercedes team was back in action at the Sakhir track for the first of this year’s four in-season tests.  With 2014’s pre-season tests focused primarily on mileage, re…
Date Thursday April 8 2014  Driver  Kevin Magnussen  Location  Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)  Laps/km  102/552  Best laptime  1m36.634s Programme Just two days after the thrilling and frantic Bahrain Grand Prix, the McLaren Mercedes team was back in action at the Sakhir track for the first of this year’s four in-season tests.  With 2014’s pre-season tests focused primarily on mileage, re…
To celebrate Jenson Button's 250th grand prix we opened up and floor and invited you to send in your question for a live Q&A. Here’s a recap.
After a brief pause for breath on Monday following the excitement of the Bahrain Grand Prix, all the teams were back in action today testing at the very same Sakhir circuit.Read Article
View the Bahrain Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Mercedes website.
Lewis: “It’s one of the greatest feelings when you come out on top after a battle like that”
Nico: “I don’t think you need more evidence that we’re here to race”
Following intense preparations during the collective test in February, the Formula Renault 3.5 Series will get underway at Monza on 11-13 April. On the fastest circuit on the calendar, who will be the first drivers to win in the 10th season of the headliner category of the World Series by Renault?
The best shots from the 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Mercedes website.