Kevin Magnussen posted the fastest time of the second day of testing in Bahrain as Mercedes-powered teams once again set the pace. The McLaren rookie’s best time was set late in the afternoon on the super-soft Pirelli tyres. The Dane’s late run dropped yesterday’s fastest man Nico Hullkenberg to second on today’s timesheet
Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen continued his impressive pre-season form by going quickest on the second day of testing in Sakhir on Thursday. The McLaren driver’s fastest time was over 1.5s faster than the next-best effort, set by Nico Hulkenberg of Force India. Red Bull, meanwhile, enjoyed a more positive session with world champion Sebastian Vettel able to complete more than 50 laps in the new RB10
In my last mclaren.com/formula1 blog I wrote about some of my inner-most feelings, including my religious faith. In this mclaren.com/formula1 blog I’m going to write about racing safety, which probably has more to do with my religious faith than might at first appear obvious; but I’ll explain that connection a bit later on.
Akebono Brake Industry and McLaren have announced an extension to their technology partnership. From 2014 onwards, Akebono is elevated to the status of ‘Technology Partner’ of the McLaren Mercedes team and will design and integrate an all-new braking system in response to the latest changes in the Formula 1 regulations.
Lizzy Yarnold won Great Britain’s first gold medal of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games on Friday, dominating the women’s Skeleton discipline. One of the secrets of her success was a sleigh that was designed with help from McLaren Applied Technologies. Ferrari’s had been helping the Italian team with its bobsleigh and skeleton equipment
The first pre-season test in Jerez was a revelation in terms of who went well and who did not. One of the talking points to emerge was the gap in lap times set by this year’s cars and those set at the Spanish circuit last year. This year, McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen set the week’s fastest time with a lap of 1:23.276.
McLaren’s total domination was underlined when Alain Prost won the Dutch Grand Prix, his fifth and the team’s ninth victory of the season
There have been some rumours in recent days suggesting that Scuderia Toro Rosso chief designer Luca Furbatto has left the Faenza team. Furbatto joined the team from McLaren in December 2011. The new Technical Director James Key arrived in September 2012, which means that Furbatto was very definitely not his choice
Niki Lauda leapfrogged his McLaren team-mate Alain Prost in the drivers’ championship thanks to his win at the Österreichring
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Honda say they are making ‘steady progress’ in developing their new Formula One power unit ahead of their return to F1 racing in 2015. The Japanese company’s V6 turbo engine will power the McLaren team from next year.
With the MP4-29 car launch and testing in Jerez having just come to end, members can be forgiven for being slightly over-excited recently. That being said, Team McLaren has further added to that excitement with the announcement that the official brand new 2014 Replica, Signature and Driver ranges have been launched on McLaren purists will love these stylish new ranges.…
Despite being a member of McLaren’s young driver programme, it was still something of a surprise when Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen was named as Jenson Button’s team mate for the 2014 season. But judging by his timesheet-topping pace at last week’s pre-season test in Spain, the 21-year-old is more than ready to step up to Formula One racing, and is determined to make the most of his big opportunity