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

2017-07-28 22:54:03

Fernando Alonso a Great day

Fernando Alonso a Great day

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the results practices Grand Prix of Hungary were at a fairly high 8-th position.Fernando Alonso "It was a good day, although Friday is always difficult to understand a clear picture of the balance of forces. We more or less are where thought. Now we need to analyze the data and see where we can make progress.On this road we are more competitive than the previous couple of tracks. Now it is important to make contact in the third round of qualifying. Now we care about every detail".

2017-07-27 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso Theoretically, Hungary - our a good chance

Fernando Alonso Theoretically, Hungary - our a good chance

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the race in Hungary is the best chance for his team to escape from last place on the penultimate.Fernando Alonso "On paper, the Hungaroring is one of the best opportunities for us this year. A short, winding track means that we are less dependent on power on the straights, and the pilots depend on the capabilities of its chassis.I always like to go back to Budapest is a great track with spectacular views. The temperature is high, and it is a challenge for teams and drivers, especially because the smell of home so close"In 2003 Alonso in Hungary he won his first victory in Formula 1. Since then, the Spaniard four times up on the Hungarian podium, but not higher than the second place.

2017-07-26 16:54:03

Honda is counting on big points in Hungary

The head of the sports division of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa admitted that counting on the success of the partner team McLaren on the track of the Grand Prix of Hungary, where it is not so important the engine power.Yusuke Hasegawa "We're pleased with the progress and we're going to Hungary in a good mood. In Hungary, the engine power does not play an important role, it is difficult to overtake, so we have a good opportunity to earn points.Our goal is to reach the final of qualification and fight for good points. Fernando Alonso won here his first victory in Formula 1, and Stoffel Vandorn won at this track in the GP2 race, so our cars are in good hands.Last year, Alonso in Hungary, finished seventh.

2017-07-24 12:54:02

Honda is not going to leave Formula 1

The Manager of the sports division of Honda Masashi Yamamoto said that his company is not going to leave Formula 1, despite failing results and regular criticism. However, called into question the cooperation with the Sauber team.Masashi Yamamoto "I constantly communicate with the Board of Directors of the company and know that we are not going to leave. We have a contract with McLaren, and now we are negotiating its extension. However, we are opposed to McLaren temporarily used engines from other manufacturers.With Sauber we negotiate. Before we have reached agreements with Monica, Kaltenborn, but the new management decided to change course".

2017-07-24 11:34:03

The head of McLaren Lando Norris is a future champion

The head of McLaren Lando Norris is a future champion

Executive Director of McLaren Zac brown believes that Lando Norris is the future champion of Formula-1.Norris claimed the titles in the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2016, and this year he joined the youth program of the McLaren.17-year-old Norris this year won three races in Formula 3 and currently third in the standings.Zach brown "He looks so talented, like no other pilot I have ever seen. I think that this view is shared by most people who saw him in the race.He's very focused on racing, he's very thorough, I definitely think that he is the future champion of Formula 1.We are very pleased that Lando in our program, as the guy performs well in Formula 3 where he took pole and won his first race".

2017-07-23 21:04:02

Stoffel Vandorn Budapest - our chance

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn believes that the race in Budapest can be successful for his team in terms of fighting for points.Stoffel Vandorn "Budapest should be another good chance for us to earn points. Can you describe this track is like Monaco without the walls. There are so many twists, just a bunch of turns. You need a good chassis and good downforce on the ring, and I hope we can be more competitive than earlier this year.Getting into the top ten on the starting grid there were, maybe, a surprise for Silverstone. But then again, it must mean that our chassis is working well at high speeds, once we were able to achieve this result. We were able to work close to Force India and Williams on this track is a positive. After Silverstone we were disappointed that you did not miss points, but simply are unable to fight for them".

2017-07-19 15:34:03

Christian Horner Mercedes will not agree to work with McLaren

Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Mercedes will not agree to supply its engines to McLaren, because she is afraid of competition from British team.Christian Horner "the other day I spoke with Zach brown, and he told me that the situation resembles the one in which we were two years ago. So do not take seriously the talk that McLaren next season will return to the Mercedes engines".Two years ago the Red Bull team decided to abandon the uncompetitive Renault engines, however, neither Mercedes, nor Ferrari agreed to work with four-time winner of the Cup of designers.

2017-07-18 13:34:05

Fernando Alonso McLaren wings to the decision

Fernando Alonso McLaren wings to the decision

Fernando Alonso said that he needs as soon as possible to learn about McLaren's decision on the question of engines.Fernando Alonso "It's a team decision, and the sooner it is taken, the better you will be prepared for next year.So I guess they'll try to make a decision that I obviously support.It's hard to guess how it will affect performance because there are a lot of combinations of cars and engines.But we have clearly identified what we need. If we can improve, we will be competitive.Judging by the words, Alonso already off zelenim to leave McLaren.

2017-07-17 11:04:03

McLaren will change the supplier of engines if left Alonso

McLaren will change the supplier of engines if left Alonso

Silverstone in the paddock there were rumors associated with McLaren and Honda. For example, top managers of the McLaren was spotted in talks with Renault. And it is believed that the same leaders McLaren have assured Fernando Alonso at dinner that if he will stay on in 2018, then the car will be installed the top engine.Zach brown "we had a good dinner, and Fernando even finished paying for it. He feels comfortable with us, and we understand each other. He made it clear what he wants from the team next year.On a personal level relationship with Honda is good, but I think everyone understands that we need a much better engine and this is why all this is happening".

2017-07-17 10:54:04

Rumors about the Honda crawled to Toro Rosso

The uncertainty about the future of Honda in Formula 1 has taken another sharp turn. The German edition Auto Motor und Sport reports that Honda may join Toro Rosso next year.Auto Motor und Sport "the Team Toro Rosso has grown and can go their own way with Honda. The decision should be taken in the summer."Commented on the situation head McLaren Zach brown said "what is happening with other teams, does not concern us".Meanwhile, Toro Rosso are ready to take Japanese pilot in exchange for a supply of Honda engines - this is clearly bad news for Daniil Kvyat.

2017-07-17 10:44:03

McLaren is once again talking about the cooperation with Mercedes

McLaren is once again talking about the cooperation with Mercedes

A week ago, it seemed that McLaren and Honda back from the precipice of an impending split, but at Silverstone Director of McLaren Jonathan Neale said that the current situation with the Honda mechanics, who are fighting for the performance and reliability unstable.Jonathan Neale "I think we've reached an inflection point with Honda, where we ask ourselves, "Where are we going What must we do differently to recover its competitiveness"So the latest rumors from the pit lane of Silverstone say that McLaren really wants to break his contract with Honda.It seems that the preferred alternative McLaren to 2018 is the engine of the Mercedes, but there are also rumors about the talks with Renault and Ferrari.Jonathan Neale "In Formula 1 when someone says they don't talk to anybody, the answer is really simple - all say all".

2017-07-17 10:34:03

Stoffel Vandorn We are moving in the right direction

Stoffel Vandorn We are moving in the right direction

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn believes that his team lately makes right steps in its development.Stoffel Vandorn "I Think that in the last races we were moving in the right direction. I think that in Baku, Austria and the UK I made a real step forward - I was able to be as close to Alonso.In fact, I never in himself no doubt. But the beginning of the season was difficult because of all these problems. Also, it was necessary to change the relationship with the team from the point of view of the settings of the machine. Gradually, the team began to listen to my wishes.Lately I feel more and more comfortable and confident."At Silverstone Vandorn started the eighth - best career result. In the race he finished 11th is the best result of this season.

2017-07-16 19:54:03

Fernando Alonso a Difficult weekend

Fernando Alonso a Difficult weekend

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso out of the race the race Grand Prix of great Britain.Fernando Alonso "Difficult times. A difficult weekend for us which started with a penalty. Then in the race, when I followed the group of pilots, I had another problem.I hope it hasn't damaged the engine, and we will be able to continue to use it in the future.Today, Stoffel was the 11th, so I think we were not fast enough to fight for points. I was able to finish the race 13th or 14th, and leaving the race looks like in this situation less offensive.Now I'm preparing for the Grand Prix of Hungary, and for us it should be the best weekend of the year".

2017-07-16 10:24:03

Fernando Alonso I would not have closed the issue with the Shield

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the new system of head Shield has the right to exist.However, a transparent head-protection system did not like the Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel.Sebastian Vettel "we had planned to race, but I didn't like it, so we quickly removed the system.I had a slight dizziness. Probably because of the curvature of the glass. Besides, you get quite a lot of distortion, and to bend forward really comes out".Fernando Alonso "we will be meeting the pilots, where we will discuss different things, including this system.

2017-07-15 22:44:03

Stoffel Vandorn Good qualification

Stoffel Vandorn Good qualification

For the first time in the season, Stoffel Vandorn ahead in qualifying partner McLaren's Fernando Alonso, showed the ninth result. In addition, for the first time in his career the Belgian will start from the top ten.Stoffel Vandorn "It was a good qualifying for us. Mixed conditions were the most suitable for our cars at this track. I really liked to fly on a wet leaf. I went to the finals, and this is a first for me.Will fight tomorrow for the glasses best. Next to me starts Grosjean, and it's an extra incentive to attack. Tomorrow's race is very important to us - we will try to please fans of the result".

2017-07-15 17:24:03

Fernando Alonso For the fans it was important to see this is the first place

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso won the first part of qualifying at Silverstone, and the second showed the 13-th result. In any case, the Spaniard will start last due to a penalty for changing elements of the power plant.Fernando Alonso "the Traffic didn't bother me, I really showed a clean lap but the car is still not capable of reaching the final. I've flown on the old rubber, so the exit in the third round was impossible.I am pleased that fans were overjoyed when they saw me in the first place in the first round of qualifying. They needed it. We continue to work to fight for the first places not only in individual sessions. If there are mixed conditions tomorrow, for us it will be very good news, as well as pure rain race - glasses in this case will be possible".

2017-07-15 17:14:02

Qualifying score after ten stages

Stoffel vandorn for the first time in the season managed to beat a partner in McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Daniil Kvyat equalized with a partner in the Toro Rosso.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 6-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-6Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 9-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 9-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 9-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 6-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-6.

2017-07-15 13:34:03

Alonso will lose at the start of the 30 positions

Start in the Sunday race the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso will be the last, whatever the result in qualifying.On the eve of Alonso earned a penalty in the form of loss of five positions for the replacement of the unit energy storage. However, before the start of Saturday's practice the car of the Spaniard replaced a number of elements of the power plant, and as a result he will get a penalty in the form of losses at the start of the 30 positions.Recall that the five positions for changing the gearbox will lose Valtteri Bottas and Daniel ricciardo.

2017-07-14 10:04:05

Honda This is an important step for us

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that Silverstone is a turning point for McLaren in many ways.Yusuke Hasegawa "the British Grand Prix is important to us. It's the middle of the season, that's our home Grand Prix, it is one of the oldest and most revered stages in Formula 1.The track has long straights and high speed turns it will be a big test for cars, propulsion and aerodynamics. For us the race will be challenging. But the weather here is always unpredictable, so we have chances of success".

2017-07-14 09:54:04

Fernando Alonso to return to Silverstone is always a pleasure

Fernando Alonso to return to Silverstone is always a pleasure

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that to work in the UK he really likes.Fernando Alonso "Silverstone is a track that I love coming back year after year. Everyone knows that this is a real track with an incredible history and tremendous support of fans, so each pilot is a special weekend. For McLaren it's even more special event because it is home for the team race.I really like the challenge of this track, and a good result here for us to feel like honored. The race here is always very complicated. I hope we will have chances to show good result in his home event. We persistently struggle to gatherings became smaller".Alonso won at Silverstone in 2006, in the part of Renault in 2011 at Ferrari.

2017-07-13 21:44:03

Alonso will lose five seats at the start

Racing weekend in the UK has not yet started, as Fernando Alonso has already received a penalty for replacement of elements of the power plant.During the Grand Prix of great Britain the pilot of McLaren will use Honda for the third specification, which was tested during Friday practice in Austria, at the same place the old version of the module MGU-H. in Addition, the Spaniard will put the fifth unit of energy, and that is what he will get fined in the form of loss of five positions.It is not excluded that in the course of the weekend, the penalty will increase.

2017-07-13 16:44:02

The new head of Sauber will deal with Honda

The new head of the Sauber Frederic Vasseur confirmed that the probability of termination of the contract with the Honda mechanics, which will be operational only in 2018.Frederic Vasseur "All actively discussing Honda engines. My first task is to deal with the contract signed by the former leadership. We have little time and need to quickly solve this problem. Judging by McLaren, the situation there is critical".

2017-07-13 12:24:04

Fernando Alonso I'll take it in September

Fernando Alonso I'll take it in September

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that before September and does not want to hear about new contracts.Fernando Alonso "Now is not the time, I will talk about it in September. It is normal that at the moment it is impossible to talk about the market because Ferrari and Mercedes fighting for the championship, and stability should be their top priority.At the moment Ferrari have a small advantage in the championship, and I hope that they will do their job well."Previously, Mercedes and Ferrari stated that there are no places for Alonso.

2017-07-12 16:44:05

McLaren-Ferrari in 2018

According to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, the McLaren team was sent to Ferrari's request regarding the possible use of Italian engines in the season of 2018.Earlier there were rumors about the resumption of cooperation with McLaren Mercedes. Now, recall, the British have the support of Honda, but the competitiveness of Japanese engines leaves much to be desired.

2017-07-12 16:44:04

Niki Lauda In the Mercedes there is no place for Alonso

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda has once again stated that in his team there is no place for Fernando Alonso. The Austrian also believes that the Spaniard will not return to Ferrari.Niki Lauda "I don't think Ferrari wants to work with him. He's gone from having a contract on hand. Also he left and McLaren-Mercedes.We have pilots that work well. If we win with Hamilton and Bottas, then why do we need to change the pilots".

2017-07-11 16:14:04

Fernando Alonso I don't know what will happen in 2018

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso, no longer hiding its dead-end position in the championship, said that he did not know what to expect next year.Fernando Alonso "I don't know. Briatore says a lot, but he has a lot of ties, so he likes to talk about the future of the different pilots. But I don't think any of us have a clear choice of their place in the next year. We are working on various plans A, B, C, and they are all positive and with the possibility to win immediately next year".

2017-07-11 15:14:06

Stoffel Vandorn not fazed in the season-2017

Stoffel Vandorn not fazed in the season-2017

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn admitted that he did not hand down during the current season, constantly losing Fernando Alonso.Stoffel Vandorn "I don't think we can compare. These two cars almost never go to the track at the same time and under the same conditions. When one is having problems, the other pilot does not.If you look at the results - it's true that Alonso is ahead, but we will also see that the crucial variables, not so much.I have no doubt that when my hands will be a fast car, I will be able to fight for victory. Our project requires time to overcome the difficulties, so it is a priority for the team.The team knows my abilities, I've shown in the past year. I do everything I can to help the team get out of difficult situations. I work in a factory, and everyone knows that I work at 100".

2017-07-11 15:14:03

Zach brown Liberty needs to buy a Silverstone

The head of McLaren Zac brown believes that Liberty, the new owner of the championship, is simply obliged to buy Silverstone, in order to get the best F1 circuit in your own hands.Zach brown "I have heard the arguments of Horner, that Liberty is not specifically extend the contract with the Silverstone out of a desire to hold the Grand Prix of great Britain in London. But I believe that they are in talks with the owners of Silverstone on the purchase. They need Silverstone.I love that when they say your idea of Liberty, they are accepted and implemented, if is worth it.

2017-07-10 16:24:04

McLaren and Honda is not going to break up

After a stormy period of cooperation McLaren and Honda, it seems, is back in the right direction. Despite the problems with the third specification of the engine on the car of Fernando Alonso in Austria, Honda continues to work with the British team.The head of McLaren Zach brown "In 2018 we should have a competitive engine. Honda works and develops, and we want to give them the opportunity to improve the situation. We have seen that they can achieve these results".