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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…
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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.
The best images from the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Mercedes website. View the gallery here.
McLaren Mercedes official race report from the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British 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 British Grand Prix.
2014 Santander British Grand Prix – Free Practice Report
Whenever I am in the UK, I am always struck by the intense racing fervour that grips the country, especially in the summer. Indeed, even in bad weather – which is all too common in the UK, sadly, even in the months of June, July and August – race fans come out in their tens of thousands to watch not only the British Grand Prix, the jewel in the UK’s racing crown, but also Formula 3, Formula Ford, …
On the eve of the 2014 Santander British Grand Prix weekend, Alan Henry remembers another great British F1 track, Brands Hatch.
I might be one of the youngest McLaren fan bloggers this year, as I am only 14 years old, but I am absolutely delighted to tell you about the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 from a McLaren fans point of view! My name is Harvey Pizey, although some people may know me on Twitter as @McLarenFanatics.
The S-Works McLaren Tarmac is more than just a bike, it’s partnership and seamless technical collaboration. It’s a tailored experience dedicated to the process of perfection.
Ahead of his inaugral drive at Silverstone as an F1 driver, Kevin Magnussen talks us through a lap the team's home track.
The British Grand Prix has been at the heart of Formula 1 since the very beginning. The race kicked-off the sport’s inaugural world championship campaign in 1950 and it’s featured in every subsequent F1 season. Silverstone has been the race’s permanent home since 1987, the track’s intoxicating mix of fast corners making it a firm favourite with drivers and teams alike.
McLaren has won 14 British Grands Prix at both Silverstone and Brands Hatch – here’s the low-down on each win. Read here.
A round up of the best photos of McLaren at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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At Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014, our current demo car, MP4/26, will deliver all the sound and fury expected of top-level grand prix machinery. Here she is getting prepped and ready to roll. We’ll also be running the 1974 M23 that won our first world championship, driven by its champion driver, Emerson Fittipaldi himself, and the the MP4/2 from 1984, an era-defining turbo car that rewrote the history books when it won 12 of the season’s 16 races.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is motorsport’s greatest annual showcase – the stopwatch is packed away and the competitive instinct left at home to enable petrolheads from around the world to get the opportunity to ogle and admire some of the most famous and legendary racing cars from motorsport history. McLaren has long supported the event – and this year’s is no exception. For 2014, we will run …
If McLaren was to compile a team of International stars to make up a Starting 11 Football Squad, who would make the cut?! McLaren.com investigates.
View the Austrian 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 Austrian Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Mercedes website. View the gallery here.
McLaren Mercedes official race report from the 2014 Formula 1 Austrian 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 Austrian Grand Prix.
“Never go back,” they say.  In only the past few years, Formula 1 has visited Mokpo (South Korea), New Delhi (India), Valencia (Spain) and Istanbul (Turkey), and it seems like there’s little impetus to return. So, it’s slightly novel that this week we’re headed back to Spielberg for the first Austrian Grand Prix in more than a decade.
2014 Austrian Grand Prix – Free Practice Report
The Osterreichring (as Formula 1 scribes of a certain age still tend to call it, in homage to the wonderful racetrack of that name, of which the current ’Ring is but a pale shadow) and the turbocharger seem to be made for each other. While it’s merely a coincidence that we go to Austria in the same year that we welcome turbos back to F1 after a 25-year absence, there’s a pleasing symmetry to the r…
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Egg heads meet petrol heads – it’s nearly time for the third and final instalment of ‘TOONED presents Mobil 1′! Here’s a sneak peek ahead of the full episode. Head to the Mobil 1 YouTube channel on Thursday 19th June for the full release: Subscribe and be the first to watch exclusive content from the Official McLaren YouTube channel: McLaren.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | +McLaren Instagram |
Formula 1 returns to Austria this weekend for the first time since 2003. The race takes place at the newly refurbished Red Bull Ring, situated deep in the Styrian mountains near Spielberg. Will the 71-lap race produce a Hollywood thriller?
There is still time to get your tickets for the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix. Silverstone are giving Team McLaren members a 15% discount on all priced seats in the Vale grandstand. You won’t see Formula 1 anywhere else in the UK, so come along to Silverstone and enjoy one of the sport’s biggest events
It’s not always fun to start with a blank sheet of paper. Oftentimes, inspiration fails to take hold, and I find myself staring anxiously at the empty Word document sitting open and expectant on the screen of my desktop computer.
McLaren.com brings you an insight from Tyler Alexander, who was a big part of the rebirth of McLaren on June 14th, 1970, at Mosport, Canada. (This extract is taken from ‘McLaren from the Inside’, written by Tyler Alexander, published by David Bull Publishing). On June 2nd 1970 I was in the Howard Johnson motel restaurant, not far from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, having breakfast with Dan Gurn…
On June 14 1970, 12 days after founder and friend Bruce McLaren had died, Denny Hulme and Dan Gurney raced through the pain in the CanAm Championship at Mosport. The rest is history.
INLINE-MEDIA BIG The first instalment in our “Behind the Legends” video series, we explore what life was like working with the Greats, such as Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, with first person accounts from the very mechanics that helped them achieve greatness.In this episode we hear from Indy Lall, mechanic on the McLaren International race team, who first experienced an F1 win at the 1981 British …