F1 Team News
Date Tuesday November 25 2014 Driver Stoffel Vandoorne Location Yas Marina Circuit (5.554km) Laps/km 3/16.662 Best laptime N/A Programme Today was a historic occasion for both McLaren and Honda – it was the first proper run for the interim MP4-29H/1X1 – the chassis we’ve developed to test Honda’s new V6 turbo engine and undertake various systems checks ahead of 2015. An electronics issue meant t…
In the aftermath of the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, two days of testing will take place on 25 and 26 November. Formula Renault 3.5 Series Champion, Carlos Sainz, will demonstrate his talents at the wheel of a contemporary F1 car as a reward for his title winning season. Invited by Renault Sport Technologies and the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Team, 20-year old Carlos Sainz, the youngest title winner in the history of the premier category of the World Series by Renault will be at the (…) – Press Releases
On November 14 2014, a contemporary McLaren-Honda racecar powered onto the track for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century. Our last race as partners was at the 1992 Australian Grand Prix – a race that we won, incidentally – and every day brings us closer to our new era together. The atmosphere in the pit garage at Silverstone on that damp November filming day was utterly electric – ever…
Nico: “My congratulations to Lewis. He deserves to be Champion this year”
Mercedes-Benz celebrates one-two victory in the Formula 1 drivers’ world championship
Dubai-UAE: 23 November, 2014: Just days before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Formula 1 drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, who drive for the Renault-powered Lotus F1 Team, electrified the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination through the 100% electric vehicle, Renault Twizy. Renault teamed up with the drivers and The Dubai Mall to make an original film featuring Renault Twizy, a car which uses technology from the world of Formula 1. Avant-garde design, fun to drive (…) – Press Releases
Record-Equalling Pole for Mercedes-Benz Power in Abu Dhabi!
Both Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers will be hoping to end their 2014 Formula 1 seasons in style at Yas Marina tomorrow when Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel line-up fifth and sixth for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Daniil Kvyat again starred for Scuderia Toro Rosso by qualifying just a fraction behind Vettel in seventh, while team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne starts 12th after not quite escaping from the ultra-competitive second segment. Lotus F1 Team lost both drivers in Q1, with Romain (…) – News
“Today has given us a positive direction for the future” Yas Marina Circuit, Friday November 21 KEVIN MAGNUSSEN, MP4-29-01 FP1 1m46.049s (+2.573s) 23 laps 11th FP2 1m42.895s (+0.782s) 37 laps 3rd “It hasn’t been a bad day, all in all. I tried out our new front wing during both today’s sessions, and it felt different, which is good. Fortunately, we managed to get a lot of testing of it done, and w…
The Silver Arrows Dazzle in the Abu Dhabi Spotlight!
Key practice points: Teams find their feet during opening practice before showing more representative pace as darkness falls over Yas Marina ahead of this weekend’s Abu Dhabi season finale. Positive signs for Infiniti Red Bull Racing whose drivers Sebastian Vettel – making his final appearance for the team – and Daniel Ricciardo end both sessions inside the top-six. Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat breaks the top-10 in both sessions, while team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne ends FP1 sixth.
French motor sport magazine Echappement has singled out the Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R as the winner of its much-coveted Sportive de l’Année (Sports Model of the Year) award for 2014. With seven vehicles picking up the accolade to date, Renault is the carmaker which has won the highest number of ‘Sports Model of the Year’ trophies since Echappement introduced the award in 1982
McLaren Group and KPMG have announced today a strategic alliance which will apply McLaren Applied Technologies’ (‘MAT’) predictive analytics and technology to KPMG’s audit and advisory services. Under the terms of the 10 year agreement, KPMG becomes the ‘Pioneer’ Innovation Partner of the McLaren Group, bringing together McLaren’s highly tuned expertise in predictive analytics and KPMG’s extensive…
Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 Head of Track Operations After a long and tough season we’ve finally reached the concluding race of 2014. Abu Dhabi is a fantastic place to end the year, with state-of-the-art facilities, a warm welcome, and a challenging circuit. It’s somewhat similar to Melbourne in terms of track characteristics, which will give us a representative comparison and show how far we’ve come over the course of the year.
The new Renault Captur has been unveiled yesterday in Dubai ahead of its introduction throughout the Gulf region in the presence of Renault-powered Formula One drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado. The new urban crossover vehicle was presented by Arabian Automobiles, the French manufacturer’s official distributor in Dubai and Northern Emirates.
“Either man would make a truly worthy World Champion”
If you’re a news journalist, Formula 1 has the refreshing ability to throw the kitchen sink at you. In F1, a budding newshound can happily take his pick of the stories: right now, if you’re attuned to the sport’s political side, you’ll be writing reams about the prospect of three-car teams and the potential demise of the F1 minnow.
Toto: “I for one cannot wait to watch the race in Abu Dhabi. May the best man win!”
Nico: “I go into this race with no fear and with every belief that this can be my title”
Lewis: “I’m feeling relaxed, I’m feeling confident and I’m ready to win”
Lewis: “I was pushing right to the flag, which is what racing is all about. I really enjoyed it”
Nico: “It’s been a great battle and it’s fantastic that the team lets us race equally”
Lewis: “If I have a shot into Turn One I’ll take it”
Nico: “I have learned from Austin and I know what I need to do better”
Nico & Lewis Separated by Just 33 Thousandths in Brazil Front Row Lockout!
Both Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers will line-up inside the top-10 for the start of Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix after a late flying effort from Sebastian Vettel helped him secure sixth, while Daniel Ricciardo maintained his 100% record of reaching Q3 this season by claiming ninth. With a seven-place penalty still hanging over him from Austin, Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat opted not to set a Q2 time and lines-up 14th, while team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne was unable to hook up a lap good enough to (…) – News