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Matt Bishop, Group Head of Communications and PR, responds to Jonathan Neale’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge nomination.
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What happened when McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button nominated Ron Dennis for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge…
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McLaren’s Eric Boullier, Racing Director; Jonathan Neale, COO & Acting CEO; and John Allert, Group Brand Director, take part in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. Looks a bit chilly!
Get set for the 2014 Italian Grand Prix with the official McLaren Formula 1 Race Preview. Read it here.
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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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.
McLaren Formula 1 official race report from the 2014 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, including quotes from Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen and Eric Boullier .
The official McLaren Formula 1 FP3 and Qualifying Report from the 2014 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix.
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.
McLaren Mercedes F1’s Digital Sticker Album, created by 2STIC, goes live. Find out more here.
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3 pots, 15 questions, 4 minutes: Find out how McLaren Mercedes Reserve Driver and GP2 racer Stoffel Vandoorne got on in our quick-fire ‘Pot Luck’ Q&A. Subscribe to our channel and be the first to watch exclusive content from the Official McLaren YouTube channel: McLaren.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | +McLaren Instagram |
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…
Get set for the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix with the official McLaren Formula 1 Race Preview. Read it here.
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow, goes the saying. When it comes to the development of McLaren, that’s certainly true. In 51 years, the company has grown from the germ of an idea in the head of an idealistic young New Zealander into an international high-technology entity whose racing credentials are known the world over.
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
Competition, signed cap, Kevin Magnussen
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.
Every year the Hungarian fans get four days of happiness, so similar to last year I wouldn’t pass them up! INLINE-MEDIA BIG The Hungarian GP starts on Thursday with a public grid walk, usually there’s a big crowd even if the temperature is high and the staunchest fans have to wait several hours to get onto the track.
View the Hungarian Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Mercedes website.
The best images from the 2014 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Mercedes website. View the gallery here.
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.
The official McLaren Mercedes FP3 and Qualifying Report from the 2014 Formula 1 Santander Hungarian Grand Prix.
2014 Hungarian Grand Prix – Free Practice Report
As you read these words, the Formula 1 teams are all working flat-out in preparation for the Hungarian Grand Prix, the final grand prix of the first half of the 2014 Formula 1 season, just days after having worked flat-out throughout the German Grand Prix meeting last weekend. Hockenheim was very hot – 30-plus Celsius every day – and Budapest may well be hotter still. The pit garages will be hotte…
It’s funny how some things get under your skin, isn’t it? Back in 1986, when we all arrived in Eastern Bloc Budapest for the very first Hungarian Grand Prix, we weren’t really sure what we were getting into.
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…
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With 46 years in motor racing under his belt, former chief mechanic to Ayrton Senna, Neil Trundle, takes some time out to reminisce about his days on the race team with one of F1′s pre-eminent legends, and shares some of the lesser known stories about what life was like inside the garage during the late 1980′s. Subscribe and be the first to watch exclusive content from the Official McLaren YouTube channel: McLaren.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | +McLaren Instagram |
1. You say ‘for sure’ instead of ‘yes’ – even when you come from Southend not Sao Paulo. Of course, there’s no reason to use it – but that’s not the point, it’s become a key part of an F1 driver’s lexicon, and there’s no way you’re missing out.
Get set for the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix with the official McLaren Mercedes Race Preview. Read it here.
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…
View theSantander German Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Mercedes website.
The best images from the 2014 Formula 1 Santander German Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Mercedes website. View the gallery here.
McLaren Mercedes official race report from the 2014 Formula 1 Santander German Grand Prix, including quotes from Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen and Eric Boullier . Read it here.
After putting his MP4-29 on the second row of the grid for the 2014 Santander Grand Prix, we gave followers of @McLarenF1 the chance to quiz Kevin Magnussen… and you didn’t disappoint. Here’s a pick of the best questions. 
The official McLaren Mercedes FP3 and Qualifying Report from the 2014 Formula 1 German British Grand Prix.
2014 Santander German Grand Prix – Free Practice Report
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…
The German Grand Prix is one of the most iconic races in Formula 1. It was first included on the world championship calendar in 1951, when it was held at the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, and hosted its first race at Hockenheim in 1970. When Niki Lauda’s fiery crash ended the Nordschleife’s reign, Hockenheim became the race’s permanent home in 1977
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…
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…
View theSantander British Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Mercedes website.