McLaren woes continue in Chinese Grand Prix

McLaren woes continue in Chinese Grand Prix 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 a distant and disappointing 11th and 13th respectively in Shanghai. They had qualified 12th and 15th. McLaren, the second...
06:58 PM, Apr 20, 2014

Massa stands by decision to ignore team orders at Malaysian GP

Massa stands by decision to ignore team orders at Malaysian GP Sepang: Williams driver Felipe Massa stood by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognise that he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers' championship. Massa was repeatedly told to let Bottas pass to enable the Finn to chase the McLaren of Jenson Button, but Massa refused...
04:46 PM, Mar 30, 2014

Hamilton takes pole at Australian GP, Vettel 12th

Hamilton takes pole at Australian GP, Vettel 12th Melbourne: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in a rainy qualifying session on Saturday, while four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will start the race from 12th after being caught out by the wet conditions. Vettel was joined by fellow big-name drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button in dropping out of qualifying in the second session as they struggled on the wet surface...
12:42 PM, Mar 15, 2014

Rosberg fastest in Australian GP third practice

Rosberg fastest in Australian GP third practice Melbourne: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice session for the season-opening Formula One Australian Grand Prix, well clear of his rivals. Rosberg was 1.4 seconds faster than the next-best driver, Jenson Button of McLaren, around the Albert Park street circuit. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was third fastest, narrowly ahead of Rosberg's teammate Lewis Hamilton, while four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull was down...
09:52 AM, Mar 15, 2014

Mercedes a second faster than the rest, says Jenson Button

Mercedes a second faster than the rest, says Jenson Button 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 but was under no illusions about the real pecking order at the start of the season. "We're nowhere near...
10:34 PM, Mar 14, 2014

Ron Dennis sees echoes of Ayrton Senna in Jenson Button

Ron Dennis sees echoes of Ayrton Senna in Jenson Button 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 factory in southern England. He is an incredibly good human being. He has principles and values. And the...
08:14 PM, Mar 06, 2014

Ferrari intrigued by McLaren suspension

Ferrari intrigued by McLaren suspension 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 interesting," Ferrari technical director James Allison told reporters after McLaren's Jenson Button topped the second day timesheets. "But I've...
08:36 PM, Jan 30, 2014

McLaren are on the right track: Jenson Button

McLaren are on the right track: Jenson Button 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 on Monday in the new role of Racing Director - effectively running the team at grand prix weekends. Former...
09:06 AM, Jan 30, 2014

Jenson Button's father, popular F1 figure, dies of suspected heart attack

Jenson Button's father, popular F1 figure, dies of suspected heart attack 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 on Sunday. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh mourned a "unique and...irreplaceable part of the McLaren family" while drivers and bosses...
09:31 AM, Jan 14, 2014

British teenager Parry wins McLaren F1 test

British teenager Parry wins McLaren F1 test 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 three times Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti,who also won the award, aimed at helping the most promising young British driver,...
11:21 AM, Dec 02, 2013

Jenson Button saves face for McLaren with fourth

Jenson Button saves face for McLaren with fourth 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 since 1980 but had at least staved off the far greater ignominy of their worst season since their debut in...
11:06 AM, Nov 25, 2013

Magnussen will sink or swim, says Jenson Button

Magnussen will sink or swim, says Jenson Button Texas: Kevin Magnussen will be thrown into the Formula One deep end when he replaces Sergio Perez at McLaren next season and it will be up to the young Dane whether he sinks or swims, future team mate Jenson Button said on Thursday. "It's one of those positions where it could light up your career or put an end to your career very early if things don't go well," Button...
08:53 AM, Nov 15, 2013
Jenson Button hopes to challenge Sebastian Vettel next season

Jenson Button hopes to challenge Sebastian Vettel next season

Sebastian Vettel on Sunday became Formula One's youngest four-time world champion after winning the Indian Grand Prix for Red Bull. ...
04:03 PM, Oct 29, 2013

Jenson Button happy with new regulations and engines in 2014

Jenson Button happy with new regulations and engines in 2014 New Delhi: McLaren driver Jenson Button on Thursday exuded confidence that his team will return strongly in 2014 when the new Formula One regulations come into effect. McLaren are without a win or even a podium finish this year and are heading towards finishing their first season in 33 years since 1980 without a podium. "We should be very happy about the rule changes in 2014. There are some massive...
03:57 PM, Oct 24, 2013

Starsports.com ties up with McLaren for Indian GP

Starsports.com ties up with McLaren for Indian GP New Delhi: Starsports.com has entered into a partnership with Formula 1 team McLaren for the upcoming Indian Grand Prix (October 25-27). As a part of this, the McLaren cars of 2009 World Champion Jenson Button and Sergio Perez will carry starsports.com logos on their rear wings, the first time an Indian digital brand will be a part of F1 livery. "We are delighted to work closely with McLaren. We believe...
02:29 PM, Oct 22, 2013