Mclaren

  • Tri-series: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs, earn bonus point 23 hours 42 minutes ago

    Harare: South Africa's bowlers delivered a 61-run win over Zimbabwe as Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren took three wickets each to bowl the hosts out for 170 in the triangular one-day series on Friday. South Africa were kept to a mediocre total of 231 at Harare Sports Club but were saved...
  • Question mark hangs over Jenson Button's future 2 days ago

    London: Jenson Button's Formula One future is looking increasingly uncertain after McLaren boss Ron Dennis said on Thursday he was keeping an eye on other leading drivers who might become available. Button, the 2009 world champion with Brawn, has been at McLaren since 2010 and is in the final year of...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa beat Zimbabwe to take series August 19, 2014

    Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell claimed three wickets apiece as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second one-day international to clinch the three-match series on Tuesday in Bulawayo. McLaren claimed figures of 3 for 21 in eight overs while Parnell took 3 for 28 in nine as...
  • Button brushes aside Mclaren chief's criticism July 3, 2014

    Jenson Button jokingly brushed aside criticism from Ron Dennis on Thursday after the McLaren Formula One boss suggested his driver needed to try harder. "I think Ron's practising to be a motivational speaker," the 2009 champion told reporters ahead of his home British Grand Prix. "You know, when we are in the...
  • Tax tribunal turns down McLaren 'spy fine' claim June 18, 2014

    McLaren have lost a claim that a record 32 million pound ($51.33 million) fine the Formula One team paid after a 2007 spying controversy should be tax deductible. Britain's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said in a statement on Wednesday that an Upper Tribunal, a superior tax court, had ruled in their...
  • McLaren boss recalls Ayrton Senna 20 years later April 29, 2014

    Twenty years after Ayrton Senna's tragic death, Ron Dennis still struggles to speak about the special bond he shared with the Formula One great. Dennis, whose McLaren cars took Senna to three Formula One world titles, rarely delves publicly into his memories of a man who "was so good for the...
  • McLaren woes continue in Chinese Grand Prix April 20, 2014

    McLaren endured another tough weekend in China on Sunday with both the drivers failing to score points for the second race running and the team tumbling down the Formula One constructors' standings. After a double retirement in Bahrain, the team's first since 2006, Jenson Button and Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen finished...
  • Honda to focus on McLaren in 2015 April 19, 2014

    Honda has no plans to supply any other team but McLaren when it returns to Formula One as an engine supplier next season, the Japanese carmaker said on Saturday. "For 2015 McLaren is our only customer," Honda's chief officer of motorsport Yasuhisa Arai told reporters ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand...
  • McLaren's Dennis rebukes Sebastian Vettel for swearing April 7, 2014

    McLaren head Ron Dennis criticised quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday after the Red Bull driver described the sound of the sport's new V6 turbo engines as 'shit'. The German driver had made his opinion clear at a news conference at last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix when asked...
  • Formula One standings after the Malaysian Grand Prix March 31, 2014

    With two wins from two races under their belt in the new Formula One season, Mercedes are powering confidently toward another speedster's paradise in Bahrain this week, albeit with a watchful eye on fast improving rivals Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton's pole-to-flag victory on Sunday ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg looked...
  • McLaren confident of more podium places in Malaysia March 27, 2014

    Sepang: McLaren duo Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen believe a lack of pace will not stop them vying for more podium spots on Malaysia's notoriously fast track after promising shows at the season-opener in Australia. The two drivers were promoted to second and third in Melbourne two weeks ago after...
  • McLaren aim to catch Mercedes by Barcelona March 20, 2014

    McLaren have an aggressive programme of development for their car and aim to close the gap with Mercedes by the first European race of the Formula One season in May, Racing Director Eric Boullier said on Wednesday. Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen and Britain's Jenson Button finished second and third in last...
  • Kevin Magnussen shines as new F1 generation makes mark March 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen put Formula One's old guard on notice on Sunday with a stunning second place for McLaren on his Australian Grand Prix debut. The 21-year-old's performance at Albert Park made him the first Dane to stand on an F1 podium, as well as the highest placed debutant...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix March 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Formula One's season-opening race ended in rancor and controversy Sunday as initial second-place finisher Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull disqualified for a breach of fuel regulations, five hours after Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took the checkered flag. Ricciardo's exclusion from the results tarnished what had been a day of celebration...
  • Kevin Magnussen shines light in McLaren gloom March 15, 2014

    Cheery smiles and high-fives were a rare sight in the McLaren garage last year, but new boy Kevin Magnussen inspired a bout of happy back-slapping when he put the British team on the second row for Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old Dane, son of former Formula one racer Jan,...
  • Mercedes a second faster than the rest, says Jenson Button March 14, 2014

    Mercedes are about a second a lap quicker than everyone else already, McLaren's Jenson Button said on Friday after rival and former team mate Lewis Hamilton set the pace in Australian Grand Prix practice. Button, the 2009 Formula One champion, was second and fifth fastest respectively in the day's two sessions...
  • Ron Dennis sees echoes of Ayrton Senna in Jenson Button March 6, 2014

    McLaren boss Ron Dennis sang the praises of his Formula One driver line-up on Thursday and detected echoes of Ayrton Senna in Jenson Button's relationship with the team. "In many ways there are similarities between Ayrton and Jenson," the 66-year-old group chief executive told reporters at a pre-season briefing at the...
  • McLaren to start F1 season without title sponsor March 6, 2014

    England: McLaren will start the Formula One season without a title sponsor but still expect to have one this year, group chief executive Ron Dennis said on Thursday. "Our cars will not feature a title sponsor at the first event," he told reporters at the McLaren factory ahead of the season-opener...
  • Selection posers for victorious South Africa February 25, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa face a selection dilemma ahead of the decisive third Test against Australia, starting at Newlands Saturday, despite a convincing 231-run second Test win in Port Elizabeth, At least two changes seem likely, and the uncertainty of the selectors about their final eleven was indicated by their naming...
  • Magnussen of McLaren leads F1 testing in Bahrain February 21, 2014

    Manama: Mercedes engines led the way at Formula One pre-season testing as Kevin Magnussen of McLaren topped the time sheets on Thursday. Magnussen lapped the desert Sakhir Circuit in 1 minute, 34.910 seconds to edge Nico Hulkenberg of Force India - which also used the German manufacturer's engine - by over...
  • South Africa ponder team balance ahead of second Test February 19, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: Whether to stick with an allrounder at number seven or play an extra batsman to counter Australia's fiery bowling attack is the vexed question for South Africa ahead of the second Test at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth starting on Thursday. The Australians were clearly superior in all...
  • Johnson blow rules out McLaren for second Test February 18, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: South African allrounder Ryan McLaren has been ruled out of the second Test against Australia starting at St George's Park on Thursday after being hit on the head by fast bowler Mitchell Johnson during the first Test in Centurion on Saturday. South African team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said...
  • 1st Test: Johnson helps Australia crush No. 1 South Africa February 15, 2014

    Centurion: Australia crushed cricket's top-ranked team on Saturday as unstoppable fast bowler Mitchell Johnson took 12 of 20 wickets to send South Africa to a humbling 281-run defeat at home in the first Test. Already with 7 for 68 from the first innings, Johnson ripped out 5 for 59 in the...
  • Ferrari intrigued by McLaren suspension January 30, 2014

    Jerez: An innovative rear suspension on McLaren's new Formula One car, first seen in testing this week, has intrigued rivals amid talk of the team having a potential 'secret weapon'. "I haven't seen it in the flesh but I'd like to see a bit more of it because it does look...
  • McLaren are on the right track: Jenson Button January 30, 2014

    McLaren's new Formula One car made a belated but encouraging test debut on Wednesday with Jenson Button hopeful the team was picking up speed on and off the track after a dismal 2013 season. McLaren announced in the morning that Frenchman Eric Boullier, the former Lotus team principal, would start work...
  • Former Lotus boss Eric Boullier joins McLaren January 29, 2014

    Jerez: Former Lotus Formula One team principal Eric Boullier is joining McLaren in the newly created role of Racing Director. McLaren said in a statement released during pre-season testing in Spain that the Frenchman would start work at Woking on February 3. The team said Boullier would report to a yet-to-be-appointed McLaren Racing...
  • McLaren, Parnell in South Africa Test squad for Australia series January 29, 2014

    Durban: Allrounders Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell were named in South Africa's 15-man squad on Wednesday for the three-match Test series against Australia starting on February 12. One of them is likely to fill the void left by the retirement of Jacques Kallis, who quit the five-day game ahead of the...
  • McLaren show off new car with no principal in sight January 24, 2014

    London: McLaren showed off their new Formula One car on Friday with neither a title sponsor nor a team principal in sight but plenty of determination to banish the gloom of a depressing 2013 season. Once famed for lavish launches, McLaren opted for an online only presentation of the silver MP4-29...
  • McLaren appoint Stoffel Vandoorne as F1 reserve driver January 23, 2014

    Rising Belgian prospect Stoffel Vandoorne will be McLaren's Formula One reserve driver this season while also competing in the GP2 feeder series, the team announced on Thursday. The 21-year-old from Kortrijk won the Formula Renault 2.0 series in 2012 and was runner-up to Denmark's Kevin Magnussen, who will race for McLaren...
  • 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 66-year-old Dennis was effectively regaining overall...