McLaren

Formula 1 team McLaren-Mercedes is one of the oldest teams in the history of the Royal race. The history of McLaren performances began in 1966 under the leadership of Bruce McLaren in the memorable Grand Prix of Monaco. In his first season, Bruce McLaren zanyal14 place in the overall standings of pilots. The first successes of the team began to show after two years. 1968 for the McLaren team can be called a breakthrough. That year the team won their first Grand Prix and finished second in the Constructors' Championship. Since the beginning of 1970 the team began to pursue failure - death of Bruce McLaren, the failure of the Formula 1 season, unsuccessful performance of the second pilot Denny Hulme. After the death of Bruce McLaren team for a long time to reorganize in an attempt to bring the work to the desired level. The first championship race car appeared in 1974. The driver Emerson Fittipaldi had a great season and won the championship, leaving behind the Ferrari. It was a real triumph, which topped the list of winning team McLaren. In the future, for the team were famous racers, a year has been a failure and a triumph. The history of the team continues to this day. A new era in the team began with the arrival of the young British driver Lewis Hamilton. In his rookie season in 2007, the Briton did not have just one point to become world champion. The following season, 2008 Lewis made up for lost time. In the last Grand Prix of Brazil, he pulled out a victory, finishing in fifth place. Thus, Lewis Hamilton became the youngest world champion, McLaren and the team returned to the leadership position. The 2009 season was tough for all teams - the new regulations, new regulations, new requirements. Engineers could not build a team capable of a competitive car and the first part of the season McLaren were not at the helm. When the machine was developed, riders started showing good results. However, this was not enough for the new title. Ahead of the new season and new developments. Team McLaren has already shown his new car. Judging from past tests, this machine is very fast, which suggests that the pilots of the team will fight for a world title. Especially in this season for the team will be performing two real champion - a champion 2008 Lewis Hamilton and the other reigning champion Jenson Button, who has signed a long term contract with the team. Such a star cast gives great promise.
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Formula 1

2017-11-15 12:24:03

McLaren has the car adapts 2018 under the Renault engines

McLaren has the car adapts 2018 under the Renault engines

Team McLaren is making every effort to tailor the car next season under a new supplier of engines. Auto Motor und Sport reports that Renault powerplant has a completely different architecture compared to Honda.McLaren chief designer Matt Morris confirmed "We had to redo the clutch and transmission.Cooling requirements and radiator also quite different. During the year, we will rely on the recommendations of Renault. Only after accumulating experience, we will be able to develop something of their own".

2017-11-15 11:54:04

Stoffel Vandorn Alonso is not my mentor

Stoffel Vandorn Alonso is not my mentor

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn stated that it did not need the help of Fernando Alonso as a guide to the championship.After a slow start, the Belgian newcomer is now regularly competes with his teammate Fernando Alonso, which is probably one of the best pilots of Formula-1.Stoffel Vandorn "he's Probably the best pilot in Formula 1. I have a good relationship with him, even if we did compete on the track, but that's okay.This year we have a strong car, but it was positive for me because I had the chance to get closer to Alonso.But he is not my mentor, as Mass to Stroll. Of course, we work together as one team and moving in the same direction, but he's not standing right next to me, supervising my work.We are very open and talk a lot outside of the track, but he is not my mentor. Perhaps Strolla need it, but not me".

2017-11-15 11:24:03

Fernando Alonso Toro Rosso should frighten the weak power Honda

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the deal with Honda should really worry the Toro Rosso.Fernando Alonso "No power should disturb Toro Rosso next year.As for Renault, it is the best engine manufacturer in Formula 1 over the last 15 years. They've won more titles than anyone, so I'm not worried".

2017-11-14 13:04:03

In Pirelli has cancelled tests in Brazil for attempted robbery

This week in Brazil had to go through the tyre tests Pirelli with the participation of the team McLaren and its backup pilot Lando Norris. But the event was canceled after the attempted robbery Pirelli engineers.In a statement, Pirelli said "After the attempted robbery and a series of similar incidents that took place during the Brazilian Grand Prix, it was decided to cancel the joint with McLaren tests, scheduled for 14 and 15 November.This decision agreed with McLaren and the FIA, it is made in the interests of safety of employees of McLaren and Pirelli".

2017-11-13 11:54:04

Reserve the pilot of McLaren debuted in Formula 2

Reserve the pilot of McLaren debuted in Formula 2

Lando Norris, the champion of Euroseries Formula 3 and the new reserve pilot McLaren, at the end of November to debut in Formula 2 at the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Lando Norris "I won the Formula 3 on the first attempt and next season will be either Formula 2 or in Japanese Superformula. Of course, my goal is to one day become a Formula 1 driver.Two races in Formula 2 - a nice bonus for me which I chose. The first time I will participate in the race, which will be a mandatory pit-stop".Recall that in late January, Norris will participate in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will be Fernando Alonso.

2017-11-12 20:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Brazil

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Brazil

184951 - Today from pole position for the third time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.185046 - Next to him is Sebastian Vettel.185102 - Second row Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen.185154 - Third row Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.185252 - the Spaniard sixth, and so high it didn't start in 2014, when he played for Ferrari.185319 - the Fourth row completely for Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.185341 - Completing the top ten Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.185405 - we Already know that Massa ends his career in Formula 1, so it's his last start on home track.185432 - Next Grosjean, Vandorn, Magnussen, Riccardo, Wehrlein, Stroll, Ericsson, Hartley and 185511 - Riccardo and the last four were different penalties one for replacement of transmission, some elements of the power plant.185525 from the pit lane will start Lewis Hamilton.185603 - British guy failed the first qualified in the status of four-time champion, breaking the car on the first lap. 185629 - Mercedes took advantage of the situation and replaced Lewis powerplant, so it will start from the pit lane.185724 - the Temperature is +28C and the track warmed up to +60C185818 - Round here short 4309 M185826 - race Distance - 71 185840 - There are two independent zones DRS185852 - Rain during the race is not 185926 - Raikkonen on the starting grid had problems with the electrics. But I guess everything was solved.190013 - Pilots go on warm-up 190027 - Most pilots chose the tires 190107 - On the harder Soft will start Riccardo he spent the second part of the qualification on these tires, Eriksson, went Out and 190130 - a Lot of live were greeted by the local 190202 - Machine return to the starting 190218 - All ready to 190230 - Lewis stands at the exit of the pit 190259 - START190327 - Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen.190334 - Behind the reversal 190406 - Grosjean and Windows simultaneously 190412 - On the road machine 190439 - Grosjean knocked out Windows, and Esteban is the first gathering in your career190502 - McLaren Vandorn 190515 Windows tried to get to the boxes, but still stood on 190527 - the Entire peloton rides through pit 190650 - 1 lap Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Alonso, Massa, Perez, Hulkenberg, Sainz, Faded, Ericsson, Hartley, Stroll, Hamilton, Wehrlein, Grosjean, 190706 - Magnussen also 190724 - by car Riccardo changed the bow 190840 - During the launch.

2017-11-12 08:44:03

Fernando Alonso Today I'm happy with the 7th position

Fernando Alonso Today I'm happy with the 7th position

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix showed the seventh result, which after the fine Daniel Riccardo will become the sixth starting position.Fernando Alonso "Today, I'm happy with the 7th position, especially because the fight was difficult. The conditions were very difficult you see the rain drops on the helmet visor, and it's a little comforting. Even when wet asphalt, we need to trust what your machine is doing. Your mind is in this car can't help you.Yesterday we were not happy with its balance and performance, but today the machine is activated and we become more competitive. The sixth position is a fantastic starting position to fight for points. But we know that Hamilton and ricciardo will break up the tail of the peloton. I will try to defend as long as you can. It doesn't rain tomorrow, but if it was, something to fight for points it would be much easier".

2017-11-12 08:34:05

Niko Hulkenberg the machine is good

Niko Hulkenberg the machine is good

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg at the end of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix was on the 8th position.Nico Hulkenberg "Today our result and the car was equally good. I can be happy with yourself and your rate. We had great rounds in the final.Of course, I'd like a little more rain to the peloton mixed up, but that didn't happen. Well, the goal for tomorrow is to finish in the points. This is a reasonable goal, but we have to fight with the pilots Force India, McLaren and Williams. Let's see what happens in the race".

2017-11-11 23:24:03

Qualifying score after Brazil

In the team Williams Felipe Massa drove a qualifying score with their partner and 172. The most equal fight to Sauber, where Pascal Wehrlein is leading with a score 107.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-6Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 14-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 12-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 15-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 2-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-10.

2017-11-11 08:44:04

Fernando Alonso Today was harder than we expected

Fernando Alonso Today was harder than we expected

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was in 10th position.Fernando Alonso "Today was more difficult than we expected. During the first session we ran into some problems, and then the second was again having trouble with the engine. We lost valuable time on the track and in the end we were not able to complete the entire program. We tried to move the priority items on the circles when the machine was on the track that allowed more or less remain satisfied with the result.Tomorrow some more will need to recalibrate the machine, so we'll see what we can do. The time between the rivals are very close, so the struggle for an exit in the final qualification will be very tight. But if it rains it will be our chance".

2017-11-10 23:34:03

Pierre went Out will lose at the start of the 25 items

Even before the start of the race weekend on the car of Pierre went Out and was replaced module MGU-H, with the result that the pilot Toro Rosso was fined in the form of loss of ten starting positions. But during the first practice, new challenges have arisen.Had to replace other elements of the power plant, and now the Frenchman will be punished in the loss of 25 positions at the start.Earlier, on 10 positions received partner at Toro Rosso Brendon Hartley and Daniel ricciardo of Red Bull. All three use the Renault engines. Surprisingly, McLaren-Honda is pursuing the weekend without penalty.

2017-11-10 12:34:03

Fernando Alonso Is the track with the legendary history

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso told about his attitude to the Brazilian highway, where this weekend will host the Grand Prix of Brazil.Fernando Alonso "Interlagos is one of the great classic tracks on the Formula 1 calendar, with an incredible history and a long list of famous names that got their first place trophies. It is also one of the most dramatic Grand Prix of the year, as the race is rich in incidents and overtaking, and the weather has a great influence on the course of events.This route should be approached our car more than the last couple tracks, so we hope to be able to fight for a good result in qualifying and the race. This is a really fun track - short range with good speed, and a new car will surely break the records of previous years."Alonso has never won in Brazil, although, for example, in 2005, started from pole position.

2017-11-09 16:14:03

McLaren Alonso has left for Renault

McLaren Alonso has left for Renault

The head of McLaren Zac brown once said that Fernando Alonso left the British team because of non-cooperation with Honda and transfer over to the power plant of Renault.Zac brown "the Owners of the championship, a Liberty Media company in the face of chase Carey and Ross brown helped us go to the motors Renault. If not for their active participation, I don't think we could agree. But if we don't have Renault engines, then we wouldn't have Alonso".

2017-11-09 10:34:03

Michael Andretti admits the possibility of return to Formula-1

Michael Andretti admits the possibility of return to Formula-1

Former Formula 1 driver Michael Andretti has admitted that he would like to be back in the championship, but as a team owner.And now, amid talks about a budget limit, Andretti confirmed his interest in the pinnacle of Motorsport.Michael Andretti "Obviously, it boils down to what will be the budget. In the meantime, I can't afford it.We are considering options Formula E, Rally cross, Formula 1. But we must carefully examine".Andretti drove for McLaren in 1993, as a partner of Ayrton Senna. And if Senna won five races and became the Vice-champion, Andretti only once on the podium and ahead of schedule left the team, losing his place Mika.Now the team Andretti Autosport is represented in many American series, including IndyCar.

2017-11-08 10:24:04

Fernando Alonso prepares for Le Manu

It is not excluded that next year Fernando Alonso will take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans. Edition of the Daily Sports Car reports that the Spaniard visited the base of Toyota in Cologne, where he passed the adjustment seats.It is expected that Alonso will take part in tests of the Toyota sports prototype, which will be held on 19 November in Bahrain.At the same time, as we already confirmed the participation of Alonso in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will become a reserve pilot of McLaren Lando Norris.

2017-11-08 10:24:03

Joe Ramirez Peres should be afraid of Windows

Joe Ramirez Peres should be afraid of Windows

Former McLaren team Manager Jo Ramirez believes that Esteban Windows is a serious problem for Sergio Perez.Joe Ramirez "If Sergio will not achieve good results, then Esteban will become number one in the team. Internal competition good for Sergio, but he is obliged to succeed in their work, because this business is unforgiving.Sometimes I wonder what makes Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes, because he's clearly not on the same level as Hamilton. Especially considering that Esteban is also the pilot of the Mercedes".

2017-11-07 13:34:05

Fernando Alonso I am pleased to work with Lando

Fernando Alonso I am pleased to work with Lando

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that he was pleased to work with the new reserve team driver Lando Norris.Fernando Alonso "the Reason I work with Lando, is not that he may replace me. Let's say it's not the main reason. At Lando's got talent, he has everything to succeed in the future. Our work together helps the team and we personally achieve higher goals.Whenever you can help of Lando, working in the simulator, or somewhere else, I not only help him but also yourself. I am very glad that the McLaren very soon there will be a strong pilot."Recall that Alonso and Norris will be teammates in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona.

2017-11-06 17:24:03

Lando Norris - reserve the pilot of McLaren

Lando Norris - reserve the pilot of McLaren

Team McLaren has confirmed that next season it will be a reserve pilot Lando Norris, who in a week will be 18 years of age. Last season the Briton on the first attempt won Evrostroy Formula 3.Next year, Norris will be present at all Grand Prix, to communicate with pilots, engineers and sponsors. Also Lando will work on the tests and in the simulator. Perhaps occasionally a young Briton will compete in some series. While scheduled to participate only in the 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will be Fernando Alonso.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "Lando is an incredibly talented young pilot who deserved this role. Last season he won the Formula Renault and was awarded the McLaren Autosport BRDC as the best young British pilot, and this year he won Evrostroy Formula 3. This is one of the most promising pilots in the world. The tests in Hungary, behind the wheel of a McLaren he showed incredible results, proving that he is ready for the next step."Eric bulge, racing Director, McLaren "the team should be a backup pilot. Lando will become a full member of the team, together with us, he will visit all the Grand Prix. We will help him in further development, we will show how our team is what a modern racing car. In the season of 2018 Lando will be involved in all business processes. We will prepare it so that in any moment he could replace Fernando or Stoffel".Lando Norris "I am delighted to be part of the McLaren in 2018 as a test pilot and a backup pilot. Next week I have to conduct tire tests in Interlagos. I have two great teachers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn, and I will do my best to help the team back into the lead.At the moment we decide where I will play next season. There are several options, but the decision is still pending".

2017-11-06 16:34:06

Fernando Alonso on his plans

Fernando Alonso on his plans

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that his plans are so global that few are able to realize their depth.Fernando Alonso "I want to become the best pilot in the world to do so, competing in different series, winning on different machines. Sometimes you need to get out of the small world of Formula 1. The world of racing much more, it is not limited to this championship.My plans in Motorsport is much wider than anyone can imagine. There are things I could do in Le Mans and other series. We will do everything to be interesting for me and the fans and also for Motorsport".In late January, Alonso will take part in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will be Lando Norris, the reserve pilot of McLaren.

2017-11-04 15:54:03

McLaren has hinted at a possible collaboration with Cuatom

McLaren has hinted at a possible collaboration with Cuatom

Recently appeared information that Daniil Kvyat has held talks with McLaren regarding the role of backup pilot. The British team has not confirmed nor denied interest in the Russian ex-pilot Toro Rosso.Eric bulge, racing Director of McLaren "Quat It's the worst".It is expected that the reserve pilot of McLaren next season will be Lando Norris. Quat in this case, you can count on as a test pilot, whose main task - work in the simulator.

2017-11-04 15:14:03

Fernando Alonso Lewis Hamilton - well done

Fernando Alonso Lewis Hamilton - well done

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes Lewis Hamilton fully deserved the respect of their colleagues.Fernando Alonso "He can win titles in Junior categories before moving on to Formula 1. He already had the trophies and titles before he came into the League. From the very first season, he performed very strongly. Only a couple of times he was the weaker of the Button.Lewis - one of the Champions who was able to win with a dominant car and was able to fight for victory, and the weaker equipment, as it was in 2009 and in 2011. Not all Champions can boast of it".

2017-11-03 13:14:03

Daniil Kvyat talks with McLaren

Brazilian newspaper UOL reports that Daniil Kvyat talks with the McLaren team, however, only on the role of backup pilot.Kvyat lost his place in Toro Rosso and now hopes to stay in Formula 1 as a backup pilot. Earlier there was information that Daniel would be given a role in Force India.As for McLaren, there is likely a reserve pilot will be Lando Norris, the champion of Euroseries Formula 3.

2017-11-03 10:44:03

Fernando Alonso in the gravel traps

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that Formula 1 should return to gravel traps in places where they laid the asphalt.Fernando Alonso "we Need to put grass or gravel, so the pilots could no longer cut corners.Take, for example, Suzuka. I do not think there we have even thought about Cresco, isn't it I think the solution is very simple. And similar problems as with max in USA, do not.I think races like the Porsche Cup or Formula 2, would have left behind a lot of garbage on the track. It will be incredibly difficult to go on these sites.We also have to consider that Formula 1 is not the only series that runs on these tracks. There's also MotoGP, and they need completely different security zone. I think that is incredibly difficult to reconcile all".

2017-11-02 13:54:03

McLaren can go back to coloring in the colors of papaya

McLaren can go back to coloring in the colors of papaya

McLaren announced that in the season of 2018 can return to the colors of the papaya, which was used by the team in the late 1960s and early 1970s. the car with the same paint Fernando Alonso took part in the Indy 500.Zach brown "we are Now beginning to consider the coloring options for the next year. I think the fans want us to chose the color of papaya.When we were in such colors in IndyCar, we had a huge number of requests from fans who asked the same colour in Formula 1. Therefore, we expect the decisions of sponsors, which also define the appearance of the car. But I do not exclude such variant".Designer Sean bull has already suggested coloring McLaren for example MCL32.

2017-11-02 13:34:03

In the Honda impressed with its performance

In the Honda impressed with its performance

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that his company did not expect such speed from McLaren in Mexico.Yusuke Hasegawa "the Race went much better than we thought. Before we came here, we thought that the performance of our engine is worse than other teams, and the effect of altitude was only to widen the gap from the leaders.But we worked hard to find a good setup to a great height, so the shortage of engine power was much less than we thought.But only the gap is less. The relative performance is still far behind the leaders, but we think we can catch up".In the race Fernando Alonso finished 10th, Stoffel Vandorn - 12-m.

2017-11-01 17:04:04

Emerson Fittipaldi Alonso next year can become a champion

Emerson Fittipaldi Alonso next year can become a champion

Star of Formula 1 of the 1970s, the double champion Emerson, Fittipaldi believes that next year Fernando Alonso and McLaren be able to compete for the title.Emerson Fittipaldi "I'm Sure next season for McLaren will be much more successful. Fernando is the best pilot, and the machine McLaren was very effective.If next season they can build a machine with the same efficient aerodynamics, the Renault engine they will be a force to fight for podiums, victories and even the championship.Exactly Fittipaldi 1974 McLaren brought the first championship title. Since then, the pilots of the team from Woking have won 11 times. The latest title in 2008 brought Lewis Hamilton.

2017-11-01 10:34:03

Fernando Alonso waiting for the cooperation with Renault

Fernando Alonso waiting for the cooperation with Renault

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has admitted that he is already looking forward to the opportunity again to work with Renault after a disastrous three years with Honda.Fernando Alonso "I would like to continue to fight with Renault and earn them with wins and titles. Can I fit four titles of Hamilton and Vettel I'll try it. I hope to be able to fight on equal terms.It is true that I haven't won even once since 2006, but I think I could have four or five titles, and the latter could be recently.I'm already looking forward to the tests with Renault. The last three years were very unpleasant, and it took a lot of patience. But I think next year we will be very competitive.We have seen in Mexico that Verstappen was able to do a great race with this engine. Can we do the same I don't know. It is difficult to understand because we have no data for comparison. The engine looks very good. In the last few races we have introduced aerodynamic upgrades, and they worked well, so next year we have a chance of success.I hope we will be able to compete with Hamilton for the title next year".Recall that Alonso played for the factory team of Renault in 2003-2006, 2008 and 2009, In 2005 and 2006, Fernando became the champion.

2017-10-31 12:34:05

Fernando Alonso Hamilton the victory came too easy

Fernando Alonso Hamilton the victory came too easy

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that Lewis Hamilton too easily won the title this year.Fernando Alonso "I think Lewis now knows how good the McLaren in the corners. I hope I will be able to participate in the struggle next year, much more often than that.Lewis received his title too easy. Last year he had to fight with Nico until the last race, but now the picture has changed dramatically. It's too easy, but hopefully we will be able to change the situation in the next year, becoming the McLaren-Renault".

2017-10-29 20:34:03

Ricciardo and Hartley will lose positions at the start

After qualifying on the cars of Daniel ricciardo and Brendon Hartley have decided to replace the power plant. In the result, both pilots will lose 20 positions.Previously, the power plant was replaced by two machines McLaren, and Toro Rosso Pierre went Out.