Refreshed and revitalised after their summer break, the members of the F1 paddock are raring to go racing once more as they journey to the classic Spa-Francorchamps circuit for next weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix. Those involved discuss their prospects
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
McLaren-Pilot Jenson Button steht für den Moment noch immer ohne Cockpit für 2015 da. Ein Engagement außerhalb der Formel 1 kommt jedoch keinesfalls in Frage.
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…
Eric Boullier insists McLaren will continue pushing with its development for as long as possible in 2014 as he sees the current car as a ‘laboratory’ for the team’s first season with Honda
Kevin Magnussen has racked up plenty of firsts over the past 12 months – from clinching the Formula Renault 3.5 crown to making his Formula One debut, and scoring a Grand Prix podium at his first attempt. But he can also recall some of the other milestones in his life, like his first crash and his first taste of champagne. Just don’t ask him to cook
Bei McLaren wartet man ab, was die Top-Fahrer machen ehe man sich endgültig für eine Fahrerpaarung für 2015 und darüber hinaus entscheidet.
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.
McLaren saw its hopes for big points fade away early on in the race when the team realised their made a wrong strategy call after getting a prediction for further rain. Still, despite this mishap, Jenson Button saved the day, getting a single point by finishing 10th.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen will start Sunday’s race in Hungary from the pit lane after both their cars sustained damage in qualifying severe enough to necessitate chassis changes. Hamilton had not even set a Q1 time when he entered the pit lane with the rear of his F1 W05 Hybrid in flames
Kevin Magnussen will start Sunday’s race in Hungary from the pit lane after McLaren found that the damage sustained in his qualifying crash was severe enough to necessitate a change of chassis and gearbox. The Danish rookie went into the Turn 1 barriers at speed during Q3 after being caught out by a sudden downpour, badly damaging the left-hand side of his MP4-29
McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen was in the wrong place at the wrong time in Budapest qualifying, arriving at an unexpectedly wet Turn 1 just as the rain suddenly worsened in the early stages of Q3. It sent the Dane sliding into the barriers, leaving him 10th on the timesheets, three places behind team mate Jenson Button