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 […]

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 […]

Sebastian Vettel to sit out USGP qualifying

Sebastian Vettel expects to miss qualifying for the United States Grand Prix in Austin this weekend due to an enforced penalty for exceeding his allocation of five power units for the year. “As far as I know, the plan is to use the opportunity to change, to have a sixth component of all the various […]

How much does it cost to run a Formula 1 team?

With confirmation that we’ll only have 18 cars on the grid in Austin this weekend much of the chatter around Formula 1 has been to do with the costs of running a team. People are asking: is F1 in crisis? Every time serious discussion about putting a cap on spending is raised one of the […]

Listen to the 2015 Honda V6 power unit

Here’s your first chance to hear the 2015 Honda V6 power unit that will power McLaren F1 cars next year. It’s a sign of the times that the best audio is heard during the opening sequence of this video covering Honda’s proud history in F1, while the actual sound of the new 1.6 litre turbo […]

Lotus F1 to get Mercedes power in 2015

Lotus is having a crap year in Formula 1 this year. After being underdog darlings in previous years, now they’re just dogs. Their 2014 got off to a slow start following dramas with the Renault power unit. They’ll be hoping 2015 is a lot better thanks to a new deal that will see them race […]

28 years of Formula 1 engine sounds

If you’re one of the people who think the current V6 power units in Formula 1 sound rubbish here’s a video that should help put things right. The clip starts back in 1987, the last time the drivers had V6 turbos propelling them, and takes us right through the shrieking normally aspirated V12-V10-V8 era and […]

McLaren could test with Honda engine this year

The McLaren-Honda reunification could make its track-based return this year, just days after the end of the 2014 season, according to Eric Boullier. “The safe side is that we’ll obviously be in Jerez with a McLaren-Honda car,” said Boullier, McLaren Racing Director. “But it keeps open to maybe the possibility that if everything is matching […]

Haas F1 signs Ferrari engine deal

The Amercian-based Haas F1 team has announced it will race with Ferrari power units when it takes to the Formula 1 grid in 2016. “There is no team in Formula One more accomplished than Scuderia Ferrari, and no team with more history. They’ve been a part of Formula 1 from the beginning, and now they’ll […]

Honda on track for 2015 Formula 1 return

In an interview with the official Formula 1 website Honda’s Yasuhisa Arai has confirmed the McLaren-Honda deal is exclusive for one season only and that they will consider supplying other teams from 2016 if there is demand. Arai also stated it is unlikely that Honda will run its V6 power unit in earnest before 2015 […]

26 seconds is all it takes to help save the planet

While Formula 1 continues to find its way in the new V6 power unit era we’ve heard a lot of moaning about how slow the cars are compared with the normally aspirated and relatively thirsty engines of recent years. Perhaps over a single lap that may be the case, but what about over a full […]

Why is the Mercedes AMG F1 W05 so good?

The Mercedes AMG F1 W05 has been untouchable so far this season. That’s no surprise, though, because the team dominated pre-season testing and has backed that up by winning the first three races of the year. So what makes the 2014 Silver Arrow so good? In short, the answer centres around the design of its […]