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INLINE-MEDIA BIG In the second instalment of our “Behind the Legends” video series, we get a first-hand account of the great man himself, Ayrton Senna, In this episode we hear from Neil Trundle, chief mechanic for McLaren in 1987. He shares some of his thoughts on what made Ayrton Senna great, the 1988 car and its performance, as well as some great stories from a truly unique time in the sport. S…
Toto: “We are pushing flat out to make sure we wrap up the first part of the season on a high”
Nico: “Hopefully we can give everyone something to cheer about before they go on holiday”
Keeping communications secure from office to track with BlackBerry
Toto: “We have mega racing but we have to understand the fans”
You never know before going to watch any Grand Prix how good the race will be; run-of-the-mill or unforgettable? Such were my thoughts as I left home early on Friday morning, hoping for a performance at Hockenheim as electric as the lightning storms illuminating my journey. Flying on Friday morning meant missing Free Practice 1, and relying on public transport to work as planned to get us to Fre…
Nico: “It’s an amazing feeling to win here at home”
Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing finished the German Grand Prix in fourth and sixth positions following a thrilling race at the Hockenheimring. Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo battled the entire race with both Ferraris and the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton to secure two top six positions and a valuable 20 points. The score consolidates the team’s second position in the constructors’ championship.
Nico Rosberg on: New helmet design, World Cup and teammate battle
As you read these words, the Formula 1 circus has arrived in Hockenheim, an unremarkable town in the upper Rhine valley, in the north-east quarter of the state of Baden-Württemberg, about 12 miles (20km) south of Mannheim and six miles (10km) west of Walldorf. Were it not for the fact that a racetrack was built there in 1932, and unimaginatively but logically named the Hockenheimring, very few mcl…
120 Years Ago – The First Long-Distance Trip by Automobile
For nearly a decade, Renault Sport Technologies and RPM Racing have enjoyed a successful collaboration in the World Series by Renault, one of the most entertaining and popular motor racing events in the world. The two entities have agreed to extend their association for the next two years, 2015 and 2016. It was during the creation of the World Series by Renault in 2005 that Renault Sport Technologies and RPM Racing began their partnership.
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS and Nico Rosberg agree contract extension
Toto: “We need bulletproof reliability to maintain our advantage”
Nico “It’s a chance to regain the momentum, which is of course my target”
Lewis: “It’s almost a fresh start and it’s going to be a really close battle”
The fourth of the year, the Nürburgring meeting is the last before the start of the World Series by Renault’s extended summer break. Ahead lie two months in which the drivers can take a well-earned rest and recharge their batteries before reconvening for the second half of the campaign, which begins at the Hungaroring on 13-14 September. Carlos Sainz, Nyck de Vries and Oscar Nogués, the respective leaders in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Eurocup Clio (…) – News
Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP) has become the first driver to win two races in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 this season. On this Saturday and on a wet track surface, the Dutchman and member of the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme got the better of pole winner, Alexander Albon (KTR) to triumph at the Nürburgring. In finishing third, Jack Aitken (Fortec Motorsports) claimed his maiden podium result in the category
Carlos Sainz (DAMS) returned to his winning ways on the return of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series to the Nürburgring. Starting from pole, his sixth of the season, the Red Bull Junior Team driver led from start to finish for the victory ahead of Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) and Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports).
As you will doubtless have noticed, Silverstone hosted a two-day Formula 1 test earlier this week, which in McLaren’s case showcased the considerable talents of not only Kevin Magnussen (on Wednesday) but also Stoffel Vandoorne (on Tuesday), whom I am led to understand is rated extremely highly by the Woking powers-that-be. It was wonderful – and illuminating – to be able to watch Stoffel wrestlin…
Alexander Albon (KTR) made light of less-than-ideal conditions at the Nürburgring on Saturday morning to claim his second Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 pole, nearly a year after his first. The Lotus F1 Junior Team driver will head the grid from points leader Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP), with Nick Cassidy (Koiranen GP) and Andrea Pizzitola (Manor MP Motorsport) making up the second row.
Winner two weeks ago in Moscow Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) was quickest in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective tests. In the return of the World Series by Renault premier class at the Nürburgring, the Spaniard, who was victorious on this same circuit in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2008, set the fastest lap on Friday stopping the clock in 1:42.179 to lead the Red Bull Junior Team drivers, Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) and Carlos Sainz (DAMS). Sauber F1 Team reserve driver, (…) – Press Releases
Date Wednesday July 9 2014 Driver Kevin Magnussen Location Silverstone Circuit (5.891km) Laps/km 91/536 Best laptime 1m35.593s Programme Following yesterday’s successful opening day of testing with Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren race driver Kevin Magnussen took the wheel today for the second, and final, day of post-race testing at Silverstone. The morning’s programme kicked off with some aerodynamic…
Date Tuesday July 8 2014 Driver Stoffel Vandoorne Location Silverstone Circuit (5.891km) Laps/km 71/418 Best laptime 1m36.462s Programme After a day’s break, and following on from Sunday’s Santander British Grand Prix, the McLaren team resumed running at Silverstone this morning, completing the first of a two-day test on the grand prix circuit. It is the third in-season test of the year, followin…