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After concluding an intensive hot-weather performance study, with immediate effect McLaren will supply each member of its Formula 1 pit crew with an innovative piece of high-tech apparel. INLINE-MEDIA BIG Every mechanic will be supplied with a novel item of team kit that supplies a constant stream of humidified cooling air to the wearer: a telemetric, fireproof sarong (#McLarenSarong) that will be…
View the Malaysian Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
Mobil 1 The Grid brings motorsport fans the best insights, videos and access to the top personalities in the 4-wheel world. The motorsport magazine TV show runs from February to November in 2015 and features everything the world of motorsports has to offer. From the Formula 1 world championship to the top US race series including NASCAR, IndyCar and United Spostscars, Mobil 1 The Grid has got unpr…
The best shots from the 2015 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
Official McLaren-Honda Formula 1 race report from the 2015 Malaysia Grand Prix. Read it here.
The official McLaren-Honda FP3 and Qualifying Report from the 2015 Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix.
The official McLaren Formula 1 Free Practice Report from the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix.
Want to follow in Jenson Button’s footsteps and spend a day inside the McLaren Technology Centre? Here’s your chance.
Sepang snapshot Jenson Button “Melbourne was certainly a challenging weekend for us, but there were positives to take from it. A lot of our performance was largely unknown coming into the weekend given the limited running we had over winter testing. Despite our finishing position, getting to the chequered flag has meant that we’re now armed with much more data about our package and we can learn a …
McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that, subject to a successful final FIA medical assessment this Thursday 26th March at the Sepang International Circuit, Fernando Alonso will return to the cockpit of his MP4-30 car for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Since his Barcelona testing accident, Fernando has followed a rigorous, specialised training programme, designed and closely monitored by le…
Friends and fans alike gathered at Goodwood last weekend for the 73rd Members Meeting for motor racing event with a twist. A selection of McLarens were on show, including the largest ever gathering of McLaren F1 GTRs in a high-speed racing showcase, the all-new McLaren P1™ GTR and Emerson Fittipaldi’s 1974 world championship-winning M23, driven by McLaren Test and Development Driver, Stoffel Vando…
Had he lived, Ayrton Senna would be 55 years old today. It’s impossible to imagine the Brazilian pushing into his second half-century, a quiet figure in the modern F1 paddock with flecks of grey in his hair and creases lined into his face.
As I watched the Australian GP unfold from the comfort of my armchair I couldn’t help but feel sympathy for everyone in the McLaren-Honda camp. I’ve known Ron Dennis for longer than either of us care to remember, and I’ve been a fan of Jenson Button since he first burst into the scene with Williams at the same event 15 years ago. Neither they nor the rest of the hard-working team deserved to endur…
View the Australian Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
The best shots from the 2015 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
Official McLaren-Honda Formula 1 race report from the 2015 Australian Grand Prix. Read it here.
The official McLaren Formula 1 FP3 and Qualifying Report from the 2015 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
ExxonMobil expands relationship with McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team to showcase fuels contribution  Company adds its Esso, Exxon and Mobil retail fuels brands to its sponsorship of the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team Agreement reflects growing importance of fuel technology in race performance ExxonMobil has partnered with McLaren for more than two decades ExxonMobil is expanding its technology partners…
The official McLaren Formula 1 Free Practice Report from the 2015 Australian Grand Prix.
We haven’t opened our HQ to the public – sadly there’s just too much top secret R&D going on to allow that! However, thanks to Google and their Street View cameras, you’ll gain unparalleled access to the home of McLaren-Honda. Follow the footsteps of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button through the gates of McLaren
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The wait for the 2015 season is nearly over. Here’s a sneak peek of the MP4-30 in action ahead of the season opener in Melbourne. #HelloSundays Subscribe to our channel and be the first to watch exclusive content from the Official McLaren YouTube channel: McLaren App | McLaren.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | +McLaren Instagram |
Melbourne snapshot Jenson Button “Melbourne means the same thing every year: racing! After a long winter of preparation, it’s always good to see the lights go out and get the season underway. It’ll be fascinating to see how we stack up against the opposition.” Kevin Magnussen “Although the circumstances are not ideal, I’m thrilled to be racing in Australia.
As you read these words, the Formula 1 drivers and teams will be en route to Melbourne for the first Grand Prix of the new season. Many of them will have arrived already, in fact. Nowadays the Australian Grand Prix is staged in Melbourne, but, during the course of my Formula 1 career, which began in 1991 and ended in 2001, the race was staged in two cities: Adelaide in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1…
As the F1 circus prepares to head off to Melbourne it’s worth recalling that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the first Australian GP. There are two big differences between now and then, of course. For the first 11 years of its life the race took place not in Melbourne, but in Adelaide, and rather than open the season, it was the final round
Having performed an exhaustive series of tests and scans – some of them as recently as yesterday evening – McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso’s doctors have informed him that they find him asymptomatic of any medical issue; that they see no evidence whatsoever of any injury; and that they therefore describe him as entirely healthy from neurological and cardiac perspectives alike. However, Fernan…
Images from the final pre-season test, featuring the McLaren-Honda MP4-30 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen shared driver duties over the 4 test days. Next stop, Melbourne.
Date Sunday March 1 2015 Driver Jenson Button  Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km) Laps/km 39/182km Best laptime 1m25.225s Programme The curtain closes on McLaren-Honda’s pre-season preparations. It was a slow start to the morning, but Jenson managed to put some laps on the board during the day. While our test programme has been largely affected by unreliability, and by a lack of run…
Date Saturday February 28 2015 Driver Kevin Magnussen Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km) Laps/km 39/182km Best laptime 1m25.225s Programme Test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen deputised for Fernando Alonso in Barcelona today, completing a useful test programme – as well as providing an always-useful additional opinion on the car.  Kev quickly got to grips with the car, his first …
Date Friday February 27 2015 Driver Jenson Button Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km) Laps/km 101/466km  Best laptime 1m25.590s Programme After yesterday’s disappointing start to the final pre-season test, today was our most productive and promising day of the winter. The team did a fantastic job to replace the power-unit ahead of today’s session, with the team ready to start when th…
Date Thursday February 26 2015 Driver Jenson Button Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km) Laps/km 7/33km Best laptime 1m31.479s Programme The day kicked off with Jenson conducting some aerodynamic tests, which meant he only completed a single timed lap. After just seven laps, Jenson noted a vibration and brought the car back to the pits, where we discovered a hydraulic leak that requir…
Statement from McLaren-Honda Barcelona, February 25 Following his testing accident at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya last Sunday, we are pleased to confirm that Fernando Alonso has now left hospital. He has returned to his family’s home in Spain for further rest and recuperation. As a result, he will sit out this week’s final winter test, at which he was due to share driving duties with Jenson…
Images from the second pre-season test, featuring the McLaren-Honda MP4-30 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button shared driver duties over the 4 test days.
Statement from McLaren-Honda Barcelona, February 23rd We are pleased to confirm that, having been involved in an on-track incident at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain) on February 22nd, Fernando Alonso is making a solid recovery in hospital, and is chatting to family, friends and hospital staff. From the scene of the incident he was driven to the circuit’s medical centre, where he was giv…
Date Sunday February 22 2015 Driver Fernando Alonso  Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km) Laps/km 20/93km Best laptime 1m27.956s Programme Given the running issues that affected us throughout the first three days, the decision was taken last night to split seat-time for the final day of the programme. The aim was for Fernando to run in the morning, with Jenson taking over after lunch …
Today at 12:35 CET, while testing at the Circuit de Catalunya (Barcelona), during the fourth and final day of the current test, Fernando Alonso’s McLaren-Honda car left the track at Turn Three, causing the right-hand side of his car to strike the wall. Fernando was driven to the circuit’s Medical Centre where the circuit’s doctors gave him first aid. He was conscious and spoke with the doctors.
Date Saturday February 21 2015 Driver Jenson Button Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km) Laps/km 24/111km Best laptime 1m29.151s Programme A disappointing day. The damp weather pushed the emphasis onto aerodynamic testing, but this was cut short by a failure of the revised seal introduced today in a bid to resolve the week’s MGU-K issues. To compound a tricky day, Jenson suffered a pu…
Date Friday February 20 2015 Driver Fernando Alonso Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km) Laps/km 59/275km  Best laptime 1m25.961s Programme The halfway point of the winter test season – six days completed; six remaining – and, in terms of laps completed, this was our most productive day so far. Nonetheless, there’s still plenty of work left to do to ready MP4-30 and the Honda power un…
Date Thursday February 19 2015 Driver Jenson Button Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km) Laps/km 21/98km  Best laptime 1m28.182s Programme The team kicked off this week’s Barcelona test with a series of short runs to evaluate some mechanical balance changes. After concluding the third run of the morning, and with the team getting into the programme, a broken seal on the MGU-K caused a…