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  • I am fine after crash, says Fernando Alonso 2 days ago

    McLaren's Fernando Alonso assured his fans that he was fine on Friday in his first public comments since crashing heavily in Formula One testing last weekend. "As you can see, I am completely fine," the Spaniard, recovering at his home, said in a video message posted on YouTube. "I would like to...
  • Formula One: McLaren misery mounts, Massa puts Williams on top at F1 test 3 days ago

    Montmelo: McLaren's misery mounted after another malfunction left Jenson Button stranded Thursday as Felipe Massa steered Williams to the fastest lap during Formula One preseason testing. A hydraulic leak that McLaren says will require it to change its new Honda engine limited Button to a session-low seven laps and slowest lap...
  • Fernando Alonso 'completely fine' after crash, says Ron Dennis 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Fernando Alonso is "devoid of all injuries" from Sunday's crash in testing and is expected to line up on the grid for the season-opening race in Australia next month, McLaren boss Ron Dennis said on Thursday. According to Dennis the 33-year-old Alonso was knocked unconscious "for a few seconds" after...
  • Fernando Alonso leaves hospital, to miss final test 4 days ago

    Barcelona: McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this week's final pre-season test in Barcelona after leaving hospital on Wednesday following a big crash three days ago. The Spaniard, a double world champion, smiled and waved to reporters and fans as he left the hospital at around 1430 local time. McLaren...
  • Fernando Alonso making 'solid recovery' after crash in F1 testing 6 days ago

    Spain: McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is making a "solid recovery" after being concussed following a crash in Formula One testing and is staying in hospital for further observation. The Spanish driver escaped serious injury, but was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital for precautionary checks after his McLaren collided with a...
  • Fernando Alonso taken to hospital after crash at Barcelona 1 week ago

    Spain:Fernando Alonso has been taken to hospital by helicopter after crashing in his McLaren during Formula One preseason testing on Sunday. Track officials at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit say Alonso went off at turn three and hit the wall. They say he was transported to hospital "to continue with medical tests" after...
  • McLaren's troubles continue as Pastor Maldonado clocks fastest lap 1 week ago

    Montmelo: McLaren's technical troubles worsened on Saturday, while Pastor Maldonado again steered Lotus to the session's fastest lap in Formula One preseason testing. A faulty seal on his McLaren cut short Jenson Button's shift behind the wheel on Thursday. Two days later, the team said "a failure of the revised seal"...
  • Formula One: Maldonado on top as ill Lewis Hamilton is sidelined February 20, 2015

    Barcelona: Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado led the timesheets for Lotus on the first day of Formula One testing on Thursday while world champion Lewis Hamilton was sidelined by sickness and McLaren by power unit problems. Dutchman Max Verstappen, 17, completed the most laps on a day interrupted by a collision between Susie...
  • McLaren sidelined again in F1 testing February 19, 2015

    McLaren's Formula One testing gremlins followed them from Jerez to Barcelona on Thursday with Jenson Button sidelined after 21 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya. The team said a faulty seal on the car's MGU-K energy recovery unit had caused a problem that required the power unit to be replaced, bringing...
  • McLaren will climb the mountain, says Dennis February 10, 2015

    McLaren have a mountain to climb with Honda in Formula One this season, with plenty of challenges along the way but they will get there in the end, group head Ron Dennis said on Tuesday. "You don't expect to be at the top of the mountain the day you start climbing....
  • Senna and McLaren names reunited in sports cars February 9, 2015

    London: The Senna name will be back on a McLaren this year after Brazilian Bruno Senna, nephew of the late triple Formula One champion Ayrton, was announced as a factory McLaren GT sportscar driver on Monday. "It is a great honour for me to be joining McLaren; a team my...
  • No real worries for McLaren, says Jenson Button February 3, 2015

    Jenson Button stayed positive on Monday despite McLaren experiencing a second day of testing woes with their new Honda-powered Formula One car in southern Spain. "We expected this test to be tricky - and the next two days probably won't be plain sailing, either," the Briton said in a team release. "But...
  • McLaren make troubled start to testing February 2, 2015

    Fernando Alonso made a troubled start to testing McLaren's new Formula One car in Spain on Sunday while champions Mercedes pounded out the laps and Sebastian Vettel went fastest for Ferrari. Spaniard Alonso, who has moved from Ferrari at the start of a new Honda-powered era for McLaren, completed just six...
  • F1: All eyes on Fernando Alonso and McLaren in Jerez January 30, 2015

    London: Local hero Fernando Alonso will be the centre of attention when Formula One's pre-season testing starts up in southern Spain on Sunday, but the McLaren driver has done his best to lower expectations. As the Spaniard warned fans when the new McLaren-Honda MP4-30 was unveiled on Thursday, there are sure...
  • Boost for McLaren after Honda win engine argument January 17, 2015

    London: McLaren have been given a boost after Formula One's governing body tweaked the rules to allow Honda, the team's new partner, to develop their engine this season in line with rival manufacturers. The Japanese company, who have replaced Mercedes at McLaren, are returning to Formula One as the sport's fourth...
  • F1 driver Jenson Button starts the year as a married man January 1, 2015

    London: McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button entered the New Year as a married man after tying the knot with long-term girlfriend Jessica Michibata in Hawaii. "Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button," the 2009 world champion told his 1.9 million followers on Twitter shortly after midnight. "We're excited to...
  • F1: Ferrari, McLaren take a hit from Marussia collapse December 28, 2014

    Ferrari and McLaren stand to lose millions as a result of the collapse of the Marussia Formula One team, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported. It said documents from administrators FRP Advisory dated Dec. 18 showed that Ferrari, Formula One's oldest and most successful team, were owed 16.6 million pounds ($25.81 million)...
  • Fernando Alonso has unfinished business at McLaren December 12, 2014

    'Never say never' has always been a popular saying in Formula One and Fernando Alonso's return to McLaren proves the point. The team's announcement on Thursday that the double world champion will race for them next season with 2009 champion Jenson Button came as no surprise, since it had been widely...
  • F1: Jenson Button feels like he's starting afresh December 12, 2014

    Jenson Button said the wait was worth it and he felt like he was starting over again in Formula One after signing a new two-year contract with McLaren. The Briton, the most experienced driver on the starting grid and 35 years old next January, will partner Spaniard Fernando Alonso in a...
  • McLaren name Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button as 2015 drivers December 11, 2014

    Spain's double world champion Fernando Alonso and Britain's Jenson Button will drive for Honda-powered McLaren next season, the Formula One team said on Thursday. Alonso's return to Woking, seven years after he left following an acrimonious season as 2007 team-mate to then-rookie Lewis Hamilton, had been an open secret for months...
  • McLaren set to announce 2015 drivers December 11, 2014

    McLaren are set to announce the return of Fernando Alonso at a news conference on Thursday with British media tipping the Formula One team to retain Jenson Button in a lineup of champions. The team, who are starting a new partnership with Honda and have yet to announce a title sponsor,...
  • McLaren make troubled start to new Honda era November 27, 2014

    McLaren's first proper test with new engine partner Honda ended on Wednesday with the Formula One team completing only a handful of laps over two days in Abu Dhabi due to electrical problems. The car spent all of Tuesday morning in the garage before then completing three laps in the afternoon....
  • Formula One: McLaren delay driver announcement November 19, 2014

    McLaren will not announce their 2015 driver lineup until December, they said on Tuesday. The team had previously said they would make the announcement before the 19th and final race in Abu Dhabi this weekend. "In order to avoid distracting the race team from its primary objective...we have decided to defer...
  • Love matters more than money for Jenson Button November 11, 2014

    Jenson Button is hoping that McLaren will not let him go for love nor money. With Ferrari's Fernando Alonso expected to join the Formula One team, the focus has been on which of 2009 world champion Button and Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen will partner the Spaniard. McLaren are believed to be divided,...
  • Hamilton and Alonso hope Button stays in F1 November 7, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton says McLaren would be making a mistake to ditch his former team-mate Jenson Button at the end of the Formula One season and should focus instead on building a better car. "He's still got plenty of time in his capability as a driver to keep racing and winning," the...
  • Formula One: Jenson Button hints he may leave McLaren November 7, 2014

    Jenson Button has indicated he might not stay at McLaren even if the Formula One team offered him a contract extension for next season. With speculation swirling about his future, and reports already suggesting the 2009 world champion is set to retire, Button said no decision had been made but...
  • Fernando Alonso denies deal with McLaren, remains undecided November 6, 2014

    Fernando Alonso says he has not signed with McLaren for next season and remains undecided about his future in Formula One. The two-time world champion says he is still "considering what's the best decision" for his career and "nothing has been decided" so far even though he already has "an idea"...
  • Jenson Button is a wanted man, says his manager October 31, 2014

    Jenson Button is a wanted man, even if McLaren ultimately decide they do not want to retain the 2009 Formula One world champion for next season. "I'm getting phone calls from everyone because he is an exceptional driver, he's still in his prime, everyone wants to hire him. He is a...
  • Fernando Alonso refuses to rule out Ferrari departure October 2, 2014

    Fernando Alonso on Thursday refused to categorically rule out leaving current team Ferrari as soon as next season for either former outfit McLaren or reigning champions Red Bull. "This is a very difficult question to answer... I will do the best for Ferrari," Alonso told reporters ahead of the Japanese Grand...
  • McLaren could test 2015 Honda F1 car this year September 7, 2014

    McLaren could give their 2015 Hondapowered Formula One car its first track test in Abu Dhabi after the end of this season in November, the team's racing director Eric Boullier said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters at the Italian Grand Prix, the Frenchman clarified comments made by Honda motorsport head Yasuhisa...