Archive for the ‘McLaren’ Category

Fernando Alonso en route to Malaysia

Fernando Alonso could be back on track at the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after undergoing recent tests at Cambridge University. The tests conducted measured his short and long term memory as well as his reflexes. Alonso’s adviser, Luis Garcia Abad, was circumspect in regards to the recent health checks, but did say he expects […]

McLaren P1 v LaFerrari v 918 Spyder

Meet Paul Bailey. He’s from the UK and owns a McLaren P1, a LaFerrari and a Porsche 918 Spyder. What a bastard! In this video Bailey drives his P1 to pick up his new LaFerrari. Not content with taking delivery of one car for the day he shoots straight off to Porsche to collect his […]

McLaren 675LT gets limited production run

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This is the McLaren 675LT. In basic terms it’s the ‘longtail’ version of the 650S. Aside from the proud heritage of the longtail name to the McLaren brand, in this context longtail means the 675LT is 100kg lighter than the 650S, has more power, is more extreme and is, of course, a bit faster as […]

Fernando Alonso to miss Australian Grand Prix

McLaren has confirmed Fernando Alonso will miss the Australian Grand Prix as he continues to recover from his testing accident in Barcelona last month. According to a team statement (available in full after the break) Alonso’s doctors say, “that they see no evidence whatsoever of any injury; and that they therefore describe him as entirely […]

Fernando Alonso to sit out final Barcelona test

Fernando Alonso has been released from hospital following his testing accident on Sunday and will continue his recovery at his home in Spain. McLaren has confirmed Alonso will be absent from the final four days of pre-season testing, which start in Barcelona later today. Reserve driver Kevin Magnussen will step into Alonso’s role. An earlier […]

Fernando Alonso airlifted to hospital

Fernando Alonso crashed his McLaren-Honda MP4-30 during Formula 1 testing in Barcelona overnight. He was taken to the on-course medical centre and where he conscious and speaking to doctors. He was airlifted to hospital for precautionary scans and despite suffering no serious injury he remained in care overnight. “Fernando’s accident was just one of those […]

1995 McLaren F1 GTR #06R

This is the 1995 McLaren F1 GTR, chassis #06R, and it is the inspiration for the livery of the just revealed P1 GTR. Driven by a team of Derek Bell, his son Justin Bell and Andy Wallace car #51 finished third in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. McLaren gave us these pics as […]

McLaren P1 GTR revealed

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This is the McLaren P1 GTR and as long as your arse is pointing to the ground you will want one! The hybrid powertrain of the track-only P1 GTR produces a combined power output of 1000PS (735kW) and has been significantly uprated. Further, unnecessary parts for road use have been removed to help save weight. […]

2015 McLaren MP4-30 revealed

McLaren luanched its 2015 Formula 1 car overnight, the MP4-30. The biggest development, of course, is the use of the Honda RA615H Hybrid power unit. McLaren-Honda, there’s a lot of great memories in those two names. Cigarette sponsorship gave those cars from the late 1980s and early 1990s an evocative red and white livery. The […]

Jenson and Fernando ham it up

Someone at McLaren has forced Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso to play it up on camera for a pre-season promo. At least we hope they were forced to take part in this Back to the Future spoof. It’s a bit of harmless fun, of course, and let’s hope the McLaren-Honda partnership is more than a […]

It’s time to make history

We’re about to see a whole bunch of reveals from F1 teams as they get ready for the opening pre-season test at Jerez on 1 February. McLaren-Honda will reveal their new car on 29 January and have started to pull at the heart strings with this promo. And, yes, a retro-imspired red and white delivery […]

McLaren P1 GTR to debut at Geneva

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McLaren has announced its track-focused P1 GTR will debut at the Geneva Motor Show (5–15 March). Development of the extreme model has been continuing at racetracks in Europe and the Middle East. Production will start later this year and in the next few weeks buyers will be invited in to commence their P1 GTR Driver […]

2014 Hungarian GP four-car quali comparison

If you’re missing Formula 1 action during the off season here’s video from the Hungarian Grand Prix that will allow you to cram in four times the action in one go. Starting from top right and moving in a clockwise direction we’ve got Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg, Sergio Perez and Marcus Ericsson. The footage was […]