It feels as though Formula 1 has rolled through Europe and barely taken its foot off the throttle – apart from the odd new face here or there, nothing seems to have really changed. Is the 2014 season really readying itself for one last European hurrah before the start of that (increasingly lengthy) final drag that leads us to Abu Dhabi, the double-points denouement that Bernie Ecclestone so hopes …
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#TopShots from the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix!
View the Belgian Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
The best images from the 2014 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website. View the gallery here.
Nico Takes Second as Lewis Retires in Dramatic Belgian Grand Prix
McLaren Formula 1 official race report from the 2014 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, including quotes from Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen and Eric Boullier .
Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Renault scored their third victory of the season in today’s Belgian Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo finished ahead of Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit, the hardest track of the year for Power Units.
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Lewis: “It’s a great feeling to be back up here and who knows – P2 might be a blessing in disguise…”
Nico “It’s one of the most special circuits of the year, so to be in front here is great”
The official McLaren Formula 1 FP3 and Qualifying Report from the 2014 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix.
Nico and Lewis Lock Down the Front Row in Spa!
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel will start tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix from the second row following a rain-lashed, thrilling qualifying session. The quadruple champion and two-time Spa winner overcame a lack of track time yesterday to put his RB10 into third behind the two Mercedes.
The varied topography of Spa-Francorchamps has barely changed over the past 40 years, and, as such, it’s a track that has long sent out a singular warning: handle me with care – or I bite! By general consensus, Spa has become renowned as the sort of place that’s more suited to drivers with hair on their chests than those rather more analytical operators who coolly weigh up the obvious risks before…
Read the team reaction from the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix Free Practice on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
Key practice points: After a long summer break the FIA Formula One World Championship resumed with the opening day of practice for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix The high speed corners, long periods of throttle and gradient changes of the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit present the hardest test of the season for the new generation Power Units Scuderia Toro Rosso was quickest of the Renault-powered cars, with Daniil Kvyat seventh in FP2 Infiniti Red Bull Racing finishes eighth (…) – Press Releases
Switzerland will be celebrating no fewer than three anniversaries at AIR14, the country’s biggest airshow: 100 years of the Swiss Air Force, 50 years of the Patrouille Suisse aerobatic display team and 25 years of the PC-7 TEAM, celebrations that will take place on the weekends of 30-31 August and 6-7 September at Payerne, in the canton of Vaud. Before the pilots take off for this celebration of Swiss aviation, Renault will be presenting a limited-edition version of the Megane R.S.
Nico: “I keep my underwear from qualifying if I’m on pole for the race! And it’s not allowed to be washed either…”
Lewis vs. James – The #ForeverFaster Outtakes!
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Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps: The Inside Line
Toto: “We want to make this next phase of the season even better”
Nico: “Everyone is refreshed and up for the fight”
Lewis: “The aim is to recreate the best moments at every race from now on”
Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 head of track operations: It’s fair to say that Spa is the hardest circuit of the year for the Power Units. There are long periods of wide open throttle, sweeping, high speed corners, hard stops and several important changes of altitude. Any one of these factors would be taxing for the new units, but the combination over one awesome 7km lap is enough to make even the hardiest engineer nervous.
So… the summer shutdown is over, and the teams’ relaxed and tanned drivers, engineers and mechanics are on their way to Spa, for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. I won the Belgian Grand Prix twice – in 1972 for Lotus and in 1974 for McLaren – but both races took place at the flat and featureless Nivelles circuit. I never raced in a Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, in fact, much to my regret, because m…
It’s the F1 summer shutdown, and while the lights may be out in the race bays, we’re still firing on all cylinders on social media. Here’s a wrap-up of what’s been going on elsewhere on the web for McLaren. Know your noses We’ve been making F1 cars for 50 years and they’ve changed a fair bit over the last half century
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If you went to the British Grand Prix, you couldn’t have avoided the sheer amount of pink on display throughout the whole weekend. Jenson Button’s #PinkForPapa campaign encouraged fans and spectators to wear pink for his home grand prix in memory of his late father, John.  To support the initiative, Team McLaren worked with Jenson to create a special pink T-shirt for fans, and announced that all p…
As the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 gets a couple of weeks R&R during the summer break, here’s a few up close and personal shots to tide you over until Spa.
Lewis: “It’s not the times of ease that show who you are – it’s the times of adversity”
Toto: “We will have tense moments, but this is when a team shows its true colours”
View the Hungarian Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Mercedes website.
Nico: “The safety car came out at the worst possible moment”
Lewis: “It was a great race, that’s what the fans want to see”
The best images from the 2014 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Mercedes website. View the gallery here.
#TopShots from the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix!
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Lewis Storms from Pit Lane to Podium in Hungary!
McLaren Mercedes official race report from the 2014 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, including quotes from Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen and Eric Boullier . Read it here.
Lewis: “I couldn’t believe it – but I’m always up for the fight”
Nico: “I’m happy to have pole, but it wasn’t a gloves off battle and that’s what we’re really here for”
The official McLaren Mercedes FP3 and Qualifying Report from the 2014 Formula 1 Santander Hungarian Grand Prix.