Mclaren

  • Honda to focus on McLaren in 2015 19-04-2014 08:27 AM

    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 07-04-2014 09:07 AM

    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...
  • Formula One standings after the Malaysian Grand Prix 31-03-2014 01:49 PM

    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...
  • McLaren confident of more podium places in Malaysia 27-03-2014 06:02 PM

    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 20-03-2014 09:12 AM

    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...
  • Kevin Magnussen shines as new F1 generation makes mark 16-03-2014 11:28 PM

    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...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix 16-03-2014 01:21 PM

    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...
  • Kevin Magnussen shines light in McLaren gloom 15-03-2014 06:33 PM

    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...
  • Mercedes a second faster than the rest, says Jenson Button 14-03-2014 10:34 PM

    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...
  • Ron Dennis sees echoes of Ayrton Senna in Jenson Button 06-03-2014 08:14 PM

    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...
  • McLaren to start F1 season without title sponsor 06-03-2014 06:51 PM

    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...
  • Selection posers for victorious South Africa 25-02-2014 09:22 AM

    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...
  • Magnussen of McLaren leads F1 testing in Bahrain 21-02-2014 05:44 PM

    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...
  • South Africa ponder team balance ahead of second Test 19-02-2014 08:58 AM

    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...
  • Johnson blow rules out McLaren for second Test 18-02-2014 04:07 PM

    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...
  • 1st Test: Johnson helps Australia crush No. 1 South Africa 15-02-2014 08:23 PM

    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...
  • Ferrari intrigued by McLaren suspension 30-01-2014 08:36 PM

    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...
  • McLaren are on the right track: Jenson Button 30-01-2014 09:06 AM

    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...
  • Former Lotus boss Eric Boullier joins McLaren 29-01-2014 04:02 PM

    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...
  • McLaren, Parnell in South Africa Test squad for Australia series 29-01-2014 02:58 PM

    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...
  • McLaren show off new car with no principal in sight 24-01-2014 09:16 PM

    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...
  • McLaren appoint Stoffel Vandoorne as F1 reserve driver 23-01-2014 07:21 PM

    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...
  • Ron Dennis retakes control of McLaren Formula One team 17-01-2014 09:22 AM

    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...
  • Jenson Button's father, popular F1 figure, dies of suspected heart attack 14-01-2014 09:31 AM

    London: John Button, father of 2009 world champion Jenson and a popular presence in the Formula One paddock, has died of a suspected heart attack aged 70. The McLaren driver's agent said in a statement that the body was found at home in the south of France by a friend...
  • McLaren to launch 2014 car online 07-01-2014 10:01 PM

    London: McLaren will show off their 2014 Formula One car, the MP4-29, in an online-only digital launch on January 24, the team said on Tuesday. The decision follows a recent trend in the sport of virtual launches, partly to cut costs but also to minimise disruption at a time when...
  • Formula One forced to cut spending as costs pinch 23-12-2013 01:50 PM

    Glamorous, high-tech and hugely profitable: With the lure of races from Monaco to Singapore, Formula One just keeps on giving so far as the money men controlling the motor sport are concerned. The business, in which private equity firm CVC is the largest shareholder, had turnover of $1.35 billion in...
  • We will play with same intensity in the third ODI: Ryan McLaren 10-12-2013 07:27 PM

    Centurion: South Africa might have already pocketed the ODI series against India with back-to-back wins, but their all-rounder Ryan McLaren said that his side will not take their feet off the pedal and will play with the same intensity in the third and final match here Wednesday. McLaren said winning...
  • F1 teams to test with Pirelli in Bahrain 10-12-2013 08:54 AM

    London: Six Formula One teams will carry out a tyre test with supplier Pirelli in Bahrain next week after the sporting regulations were changed on safety grounds, the governing FIA said on Monday. The International Automobile Federation said in a statement that world champions Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren, Force...
  • British teenager Parry wins McLaren F1 test 02-12-2013 11:21 AM

    London: British teenager Matt Parry secured a Formula One test with McLaren and a 100,000 pounds cheque after winning the 25th edition of the McLaren Autosport BRDC award on Sunday. The 19-year-old follows in the footsteps of F1 drivers David Coulthard, Jenson Button and Paul Di Resta, as well as...
  • Jenson Button saves face for McLaren with fourth 25-11-2013 11:06 AM

    McLaren, the second most successful team in Formula One, have rarely welcomed a fourth place as much as they did at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. Jenson Button's result meant McLaren had failed to secure a podium finish over the course of a year for the first time...