Archive for the ‘McLaren’ Category

Fernando loves Ayrton, Jenson loves Alain

It’s now official, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will race for McLaren–Honda in 2015. Kevin Magnussen doesn’t totally miss out and will remain with McLaren in the role of reserve and test driver. Reliving the glory days of the last time McLaren and Honda competed in Formula 1 Farnando Alonso has confirmed his love of […]

Button v Magnussen: The final countdown

McLaren is expected to announce its 2015 driver pairing tonight (Australian time). We can all pencil in Fernando Alonso for one seat. But what about the other? Button or Magnussen? 34-year-old or 22-year-old? 266 starts or 19 starts? 126 championship points or 55 points? £12 million or £500,000? These are the questions facing Ron Dennis […]

“Do any of you think I should be racing in F1?”

While Formula 1 is no stranger to big off-season stories it is still pretty strange that we have no official confirmation on who will be racing for McLaren in 2015. At the recent Autosport Awards one of McLaren’s encumbents, Jenson Button, was on stage and asked if he’d heard any news from big Ron…

Fernando forced to shelve 2015 Le Mans plans

We don’t know yet, officially, that Fernando Alonso will be racing for McLaren in 2015. We do know that Alonso wants to race at Le Mans. Yet, if we’re to believe recent reports, McLaren has prevented Alonso from pursuing a drive at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, most likely to have been […]

McLaren-Honda – A shaky new era

Between 1988 and 1992, McLaren-Honda dominated Formula 1, winning 44 grands prix and eight world championships. In 2015, that partnership will be reforged. As we get ready for our new era in F1, we invite you inside the garage to witness first-hand the reunion of McLaren and Honda, and watch the MP4-29H/1X1 take to the […]

VIDEO: McLaren P1 v Porsche 918 Spyder

It’s the McLaren P1 versus the Porsche 918 Spyder. It’s Evo. It’s Angelsey. This needs no further introduction. Suffice to say, like Jethro, I’d be prepared to sell my soul. And I suspect you would too.

McLaren-Honda era restarts today

The first tangible steps in the new McLaren-Honda era will take place later today when the team completes a filming day at Silverstone. Confirmed via twitter McLaren will run an MP4-29H1x1 alongside two classic McLaren-Honda F1 cars. Under Formula 1 regulations the team can run up to 100km as part of its filming days. McLaren […]

Alonso set to push Button out of McLaren

It’s hardly a surprise to learn that Fernando Alonso is getting closer to signing a deal with McLaren for the 2015 Formula 1 season. However, it’s now looking likely that it will be the 266-race veteran Jenson Button who will make way for Alonso. The expectation is that 22-year-old Kevin Magnussen has done enough in […]

VIDEO: McLaren F1 owner’s manual

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Sometimes true beauty is found in the most unlikely places. Mark Roberts from McLaren Automotive takes back more than two decades to tell us of his unexpected, yet important, role in the delivery of one of the world’s greatest automotive icons. [via Motorcentral]

McLaren P1 GTR continues development

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I want to buy a McLaren P1 GTR. And so do you! How could you not? The car itself will be almost impossible to describe, so good and so fast will it be. But the whole driver programme that is attached to P1 GTR ownership is a boys’ own adventure on steroids. There’s a video […]

A decent day out indeed

Steve Sutcliffe and his mates from Autocar recently spent the day at Castle Combe with half a million quids worth of track toys. Fighting for their attention was the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the McLaren 650S and the Porsche 911 GT3. Which one do you think will be the fastest? And which one would you take […]

Button to make endurance switch in 2015?

Mercedes AMG, Red Bull and Ferrari (we think) have locked away their drivers for the 2015 Formula 1 season, leaving all eyes are on McLaren to see who will drive for the Woking-based team next year. With the return of the McLaren-Honda partnership rumours suggest dual world champion and free agent Fernando Alonso has already […]