Martin Whitmarsh

  • Ron Dennis retakes control of McLaren Formula One team January 17, 2014

    London: Martin Whitmarsh's future as McLaren Formula One team principal was in doubt on Thursday with the announcement that his predecessor Ron Dennis was replacing him as group chief executive. In what some saw as an internal coup, McLaren said in a statement that the 66yearold Dennis was effectively regaining overall...
  • McLaren promise 'headlinegrabbing' arrivals October 5, 2013

    Yeongam: McLaren may be heading for their first Formula One season without a win since 2006 but they are moving behind the scenes to bring in top technical talent to help them back to the top next year. Team principal Martin Whitmarsh told reporters at the Korean Grand Prix, where Jenson...
  • F1 headed for crisis, says McLaren chief October 5, 2013

    Yeongam: Formula One is headed toward a crisis within the next 18 months unless costs are cut significantly, McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said. Whitmarsh said the introduction of V6 turbo engines next year added even more costs to an already highly expensive sport, and more needs to be done to...
  • Bahrain Grand Prix to enter the twilight zone October 3, 2013

    Yeongam: Next year's Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will enter the twilight zone with the race set to start in the evening sunshine and end under floodlights after nightfall, McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said on Thursday. Whitmarsh, whose Britishbased team is half owned by Bahrain's Mumtalakat sovereign wealth fund, said...
  • McLaren already looking to 2014 season June 29, 2013

    Silverstone: Going into its home race still struggling to overcome the myriad of problems with its Formula One car, McLaren knows that the 2013 season is practically out of reach and is looking ahead to 2014. Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh told The Associated Press on Friday that it has...
  • Sergio Perez clears the air with Jenson Button May 10, 2013

    Barcelona: Sergio Perez has made peace with teammate Jenson Button and their McLaren bosses after twice hitting Button during the Bahrain Grand Prix last month. Perez says they now need to work harder together in order to make McLaren more competitive at this week's Spanish Grand Prix. "We are thankful that we...
  • McLaren expecting to struggle in Bahrain: Whitmarsh April 19, 2013

    Sakhir: For McLaren, the story is becoming depressingly familiar. Another track and another race it doesn't expect to win. McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Perez were 11th and 13th fastest in the second practice ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Things aren't expected to get much better Sunday, the team...
  • McLaren team principal hopeful of good show at opening race March 11, 2013

    McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh is hoping the new design of this year's car will not produce much trouble for the team following a tough pre-season. According to a report in Daily Mail Jenson team principal Whitmarsh is hopeful that the new car design will not cause much trouble as...
  • No regrets over move to Mercedes, says Hamilton November 16, 2012

    Austin: Lewis Hamilton has no regrets over his jump to Mercedes next season, again dismissing comments from McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh that the Englishman was having second thoughts about his move. In an interview with the official Formula One website (www.formula1.com), Whitmarsh said he believed Hamilton had at times...
  • McLaren link up with Formula E electric series November 17, 2012

    London: Formula One race winners McLaren are to provide the engine, transmission and electronics for cars that will compete in a new Formula E electric series due to start up in 2014. McLaren will join forces with Spark Racing Technology, led by Frenchman Frederic Vasseur, as part of a consortium...
  • Hamilton may have some regrets: Whitmarsh November 9, 2012

    London: Lewis Hamilton may have had some regrets already about his decision to join Mercedes next season, according to his McLaren Formula One team principal Martin Whitmarsh. In an interview with the official Formula One website (www.formula1.com), the Briton also said Mexican Sergio Perez probably did not know what is...