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

2017-05-29 11:14:03

Stoffel Vandorn it is a Pity that without glasses

Stoffel Vandorn it is a Pity that without glasses

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn claimed to be the first for the team points, but fell out of the race for a few laps before the finish.Stoffel Vandorn "I wish that this weekend we have not received any points. I think we all hoped to earn a couple of points in the Treasury team.By the end of the race I knew it would be very difficult to work on the restart. It's always difficult to warm up the Supersoft, and we knew that we were not able to overtake Perez and Massa. To fight for a place in the top ten we could, but we had to deal with tires and brakes. Sorry, but in the first turn I had nowhere to go, and I just crashed into the barrier.Thus, it is not the result we wanted to show this weekend. We have lots of work ahead over the speed and reliability, but I want to remain optimistic".

2017-05-28 20:34:03

Jenson button fined

Jenson button fined

The stewards of the Monaco Grand Prix considered the incident with the participation of Pascal Wehrlein and Jenson Button and the British punished the veteran of the loss of three positions at the start of the next race.For twenty laps before the finish button attacked of Wehrlein at the entrance to the tunnel. In the end Sauber fell to his side, and McLaren with a broken suspension stood at the exit of the tunnel. According to Jenson, he decided to attack Pascal because he, passing the race leader, was on the dirty side of the track and lost speed.Button got the penalty in the loss of three positions for the next race and two penalty points. That's only if Jenson next race.

2017-05-28 18:14:05

Jenson button the Main thing is that Wehrlein's all good

Jenson button the Main thing is that Wehrlein's all good

The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button dropped out of the race, the Monaco Grand Prix after contact with Pascal Wehrlein.Jenson button "it's a Shame that such a successful race after qualifying, started from the pit lane. The penalty on this track killed all chances of success and points. We tried to play strategy, but nothing came of it, I was very far from the point zone.At the end of the race I caught Wehrlein and went to overtake in the turn before the tunnel. It ended in a crash. Wehrlein turned over and it scared me. For me now the most important thing with Pascal all is well. My race and my return ended not as I wanted.I also wish Alonso the best of luck in his race. I will follow her. I hope he will have better luck than me".

2017-05-28 13:44:03

Jenson button will start from the pit lane

Team McLaren has violated a rule of the closed Park, so Jenson button will start from the pit lane.Before the training on the machine the Button changed the model MGU-H and turbine, for which the British, who returned behind the wheel of a McLaren, only one race was punished with the loss of 15 starting positions. Because Jenson still have to start last, the engineering team decided to change on his car the bottom and change the settings. As a result the British veteran will have to start the race from the pit lane.

2017-05-27 18:24:05

Qualifying score after six stages

After six qualifications in three teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 3-3Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 5-1Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-3Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 5-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 6-0McLaren, Jenson button - Stoffel Vandorn 1-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-4Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 6-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 3-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-4.

2017-05-27 18:24:04

Daniil Kvyat I prevented the yellow flags

Daniil Kvyat I prevented the yellow flags

The pilot Toro Rosso Daniil Kvyat in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix showed 11-th result. But because of the penalties of the pilots McLaren, the Russians will start 9th. Daniil Kvyat "I was unlucky with the crash in the last minute of the second round. The car was very good, I would go to the finals.It's a shame that it happened. But I start the 11th, and it gives a chance for points. Will break using the start and strategy".

2017-05-27 18:14:04

Stoffel Vandorn It was a positive day

Stoffel Vandorn It was a positive day

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn for the first time in his career took place in the final qualifying of the Monaco Grand Prix, but will start outside the points zone because of a penalty.Stoffel Vandorn "It was a positive day for us. We had a good practice this morning, were well prepared for qualification. Passed the first two rounds with ease. If not for the accident, I could achieve a good result.Tomorrow the team will fix the car, and I will fight. It's a pity that we will get a fine. It toss me back, but I am sure that we will be able to get ahead.

2017-05-27 17:04:04

Jenson button I'm the ninth - it's not bad

Jenson button I'm the ninth - it's not bad

The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix showed 9-th result. However, it will be fined for the replacement of elements of the power plant, which will have to take a seat in the last row.Jenson button "I am the ninth is not bad, very bad. It was really fun, I enjoyed every attempt and his work. I didn't know how to work with rubber, the car just sat down and went to look for the limit. It was difficult, but I like aerobatics in Monaco. I am very happy with the 9th result.I miss Formula 1. I haven't seen any car of Formula 1, and then came back, and the feelings overwhelmed me. It was very difficult, but I enjoyed absolutely everything".

2017-05-27 16:54:03

Eric bulge Vandorn turned too early

Eric bulge Vandorn turned too early

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge told why Stoffel Vandorn made a mistake in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.Eric bulge "It was the standard mistake. Many pilots made it to Stoffel. Just Vandorn still new, he for the first time on this track, so he was just unlucky to avoid mistakes. He turned too early in the turn that led to the collision with the barrier, breaking the suspension and immediately. Overall he showed very good speed."For the first time in the season Vandorn out of the first part of qualifying, and even went to the finals, but due to damage to the machine, ended up 10th.

2017-05-27 12:44:03

Jenson button will lose 15 positions at the start

Jenson button, who returned to McLaren for one race in Monaco, will lose at the start of the 15 positions due to the replacement of elements of the power plant.Inherited Button went to the machine Fernando Alonso, where the number of used elements of the power plant approached the limit. After the second practice, it was decided to replace the module MGU-H and turbine. As a result, the loss of 15 positions.Given that it is unlikely that Jenson will play in the final qualification, to start he will have the last row.The second pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn will also receive a penalty for the incident in Spain, he will lose three positions.

2017-05-27 10:24:03

Fernando Alonso I will not go into IndyCar in 2018

Fernando Alonso I will not go into IndyCar in 2018

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said he was not going to go into Indyar on a regular basis.Fernando Alonso "I Have no such thoughts, no such plans. At the moment everything is limited to one race, which I would like to spend. It was a great idea, but again like I don't want to.My first and utmost objective is to continue to win in Formula 1. Indy 500 and Le Mans very attractive, but not in the near future".

2017-05-27 10:14:03

Jenson button delighted with the new brakes and aerodynamics

Jenson button delighted with the new brakes and aerodynamics

The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button once again admitted that the new cars allow you to do on the track that was previously impossible.Jenson button "the Situation in the League uneven. It is very difficult to predict who will be ahead. It's perfect for fans. Also still amazes me the fact how late you can now slow downI brake in turns, and there is a feeling that will be in the barrier. But the car keeps track. At first it's weird, but I deal with it. High speed cornering is so much fun I pass the first part of the turn around the pool, never taking the foot off the gas. Probably before then I never did".

2017-05-27 09:54:04

The head of McLaren Alonso will help our sponsors

The head of McLaren Alonso will help our sponsors

The head of McLaren Zac brown believes that the performance of Fernando Alonso in the Indy 500 will help the sponsors to compensate their losses in Formula 1.Zach brown "our customers are very happy with the fact that Alonso will be in the Indy 500.We have very good business partners, whom we fully trust.We analyze and watching how certain things affect the development of their business. So it's a great way to compensate for the loss of effect, which we generate now in Formula 1. We understand that the decision Alonso will go all good.

2017-05-26 12:34:03

Fernando Alonso and Indy 500

Fernando Alonso and Indy 500

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso decided to go to Indianapolis, sacrificing the race in Monaco. Try to understand why he wants it and what he can expect.WhyObviously, McLaren is third year of cooperation with Honda expecting major progress, especially given the emergence of new technical regulations, removing restrictions on the modification of engines. But in fact, the opposite happened the Japanese had developed a completely new power unit, which proved uncompetitive and unreliable.The first tests are, frankly, disappointed Fernando Alonso, whose contract with McLaren expires at the end of this year. The first race also proved difficult - sometimes the car did not even reached the starting field. In order to raise the motivation of the Spanish champion and try to hold him back, new team leader Zac brown invited Fernando to take part in the legendary race Indy-500, sacrificing the race in Monaco, where the McLaren the best chance to earn at least some points.Alonso immediately found a new challenge - to become the second ever winner of the Triple crown.Is this project a second goal. Do not forget that Zach brown is a good marketer, in the past, he worked hard to attract sponsors in Formula 1. Voyage of Alonso for the ocean brought to McLaren this kind of media attention which one could hardly expect such results in the races of Formula 1. In the end, the photos of Fernando and cars with logos of sponsors occupied all types of media.

2017-05-26 10:44:03

Fernando Alonso was the best rookie in Indy 500

Fernando Alonso was the best rookie in Indy 500

In qualifying before the Indy 500 Fernando Alonso showed the fifth result, thus becoming the fastest newcomer.Later, the Spaniard was handed the trophy and check in the amount of 5,000. At least the tickets there and back Fernando paid for.It is noteworthy that the prize Alonso handed johnny Rutherford, who won the Indy 500 in 1974 and 1976 as part of McLaren.

2017-05-26 10:34:03

McLaren will remain a partner of Honda

McLaren will remain a partner of Honda

There were rumors that the McLaren after an unsuccessful three-year partnership with Honda will return to the customer Mercedes engines, but in Monaco the leadership of the British team gave to understand that working with Japanese minders will continue.Zach brown "We need to be consistent. We will work with Honda, no changes to this plan will not be".It is known that negotiations with Mercedes have occurred. However, the deadline for the announcement of the suppliers of engines has passed, so it is unlikely that McLaren will replace the partner. Besides, active work is underway on a car of 2018.

2017-05-26 10:04:03

Jenson button It was funny

Jenson button It was funny

The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button, who returned to the championship at one point, the following practice for the Monaco Grand Prix showed a 12-th result.Jenson button "It was funny, because when I went on the installation circle, then slightly chuckled to myself. I missed something in the championship No, because when you get in the car, then definitely forget about everything and enjoying every moment. I really liked the practice, machine work, both on long and short distances. After lunch I had to work a lot with the settings, and I brake much later than what used to, and keen on entering the turns. To get used to everything, it takes time.As soon as I came out of the boxes, it was all very natural. The strangest thing - to see the passing cars near you. They're just giant In these moments you become uncomfortable because you think the barriers are too close, but the car fits well, it fits the track like a glove to the hand".

2017-05-25 11:44:03

Jenson button I'm not going for Alonso

Jenson button I'm not going for Alonso

The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button admitted that he was not going to follow Fernando Alonso to race IndyCar.Jenson button "Indy is really not for me. I didn't even think about it.Personally, I was surprised that Fernando was interested in this topic. But we all love different things. We pilots as a whole, not just the pilots of Formula-1, and we like to do other sports.I would love to win Le Mans. I think it will be a great experience. Obviously, this has to be the right opportunity like Nico".

2017-05-24 11:34:03

Jenson button In the simulator I twice flew into the pool

Jenson button In the simulator I twice flew into the pool

Jenson button said about his preparation for the Monaco Grand Prix in the McLaren simulator.Jenson button "I worked in the simulator on Tuesday, as well as a couple of weeks ago. I was interested to understand how it works a new car. I can say that physics is very different from what I used to work in previous years.The simulator is very realistic, especially when flying in Monaco. When in the simulator I crash into the wall, then instinctively shoot his hands off the wheel and closing the eyes with fear.Today I even fell twice to the pool. I hope this does not happen in reality. After the first turn you are climbing a mountain, where I was thrown to the right, and the car rolled down the cliff. I never fell off the mountain in the simulator. Fortunately, in reality this is unlikely".

2017-05-24 11:34:02

Honda has high hopes for Monaco

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa convinced that Monaco can become the most successful Grand Prix of the year for McLaren, as engine there is almost nothing depends.Yusuke Hasegawa "In Spain two weeks ago we made some positive steps forward, but in Monaco the engine power will no longer play a decisive role, so we hope that the race will be the best of the season. This is a very technical and difficult track, the error here should not be allowed, so the machine settings will be key.This is a particularly important week for all at McLaren-Honda. Not only that, we're going to Monaco, the jewel in Formula 1, so we still have a race with Jenson Button. In addition, we will work with Fernando Alonso in Indy 500".Last year the McLaren drivers finished in Monaco at 5th and 9th positions.

2017-05-24 10:44:03

Zach brown I'm Sure a lot of button sets for the next race

The head of McLaren Zac brown believes that Jenson button wants to achieve much from the race Grand Prix Monaco.Zach brown "I Think Jenson is counting on Monaco. He was on the base last week and worked in the simulator. He knows Monaco, he won there, he spent in Formula 1 for more than 17 years and has missed only four races. He's not the pilot who had retired and had not flown for several years.I'm sure he knows what to do, and many support his choice. I heard comments about Webber, but I don't think he ever said on the subject".Previously mark Webber said that the button is not serious about a performance in Monaco, because he knows about the reliability issues McLaren MCL32.

2017-05-23 15:04:02

Niki Lauda vs Fernando Alonso

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that his team is not going to invite Fernando Alonso.Niki Lauda "Alonso is not in the list of our preferences. We are completely satisfied with Hamilton and Bottas. But, says Toto Wolff, never say never.Earlier, the head of the team Toto Wolff said that the candidacy of Alonso would not approve the company's management, as well there remember the scandal of 2007, when Fernando drove for McLaren-Mercedes.

2017-05-23 13:24:03

Jenson button Feeling unreal

Jenson button Feeling unreal

The Monaco Grand Prix in the composition of McLaren will give Jenson button. For the 2009 champion is the only race this season.Jenson button "I Feel a bit unreal to the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car. When I called Eric bulge, I do not doubt your choice is quite a unique situation and a great opportunity. I look forward to the start of practices on Thursday, and race is just crazyThe track in Monaco is truly unique, so work with the settings takes a long time. You have to work with the fine settings, optimizing all the little things. To admit ahead of the Grand Prix has always been one of my favorites.Although I haven't worked behind the wheel MCL32, I feel well prepared. Of course, I know very well this track, and has done a great job in the simulator McLaren. I trained my body is incredibly hard, speaking in triathlons around the world. I look forward to working with the team and will do anything to look after the car, Fernando"Jenson won in Monaco in 2009.

2017-05-22 17:44:03

In Monaco McLaren will bring a range of updates

In Monaco McLaren will bring a range of updates

During the Spanish Grand Prix the McLaren team used the first package of important updates, and he allowed Fernando Alonso qualify seventh. The second package is expected during the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "We rebuilt the team and now it gives its effect. In Spain we used a new front and rear spoilers, modified plate, and the results on the track coincided with the results in the wind tunnel at 95.In the updates prepared in the wind tunnel and in the stands, we see serious potential. In Spain we introduced the first pack and the second will appear in Monaco".Recall that in Monaco the place Fernando Alonso is the champion of 2009, Jenson button.

2017-05-22 17:24:03

Niki Lauda is against the supply of engines Mercedes team McLaren

On the background of the problems Honda was talk that McLaren can return to the Mercedes engines. However, Niki Lauda, non-Executive Director of Mercedes, against such cooperation.Niki Lauda in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport "I am opposed to this contract. Two years I played for the supply of engines team Red Bull, but now I am against such cooperation. We should focus on our battle with Ferrari, not to help competitors."Apparently McLaren next season, will remain with the Honda engines. Until the beginning of may all the suppliers of the engines had to inform the FIA about changing the number of clients, but we know only one fact-change motors the Sauber team has signed a contract with Honda.

2017-05-21 14:14:03

The head of McLaren We don't want to be the sixth

The head of McLaren Zach brown said his team doesn't want to put up with last place in the championship.Zach brown "I'm not saying that we definitely soon will get points, but I would like to think that with the work and the efforts that all are making, we can achieve more for the year. Obviously, we start with a huge deficit of speed, but we don't want to put up with sixth place, we do not want to finish last season".

2017-05-21 13:24:03

Fernando Alonso I was missing school

Fernando Alonso I was missing school

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso admitted that for the sake of karting even missed school.Fernando Alonso "When I was 13, I quickly gained experience and began spending time in Italy, working with the manufacturer of the engines and learning all that I could. It was there that I began to fully understand the kart and karting in General. In addition, I had to skip school when I went to Italy. And I liked it I've got knowledge of a different type.In 1996 I won the world Junior championship in karting. After that my family decided that I would have a future in racing".

2017-05-20 10:34:02

Roman Grosjean Jenson button needs to get used to the width of the machine

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean believes that Jenson button experienced enough pilot to understand what he's doing.Roman Grosjean "the First thing he should do is to get used to the width of the machine, especially in Monaco. Jenson is a great champion, and he knows what he's doing. It will be very fast.We hope that the button will not immediately show a good speed. This gives reason to believe that one competitor will be less. But I personally believe that Jenson will be quick enough".Recall that Jenson button will be back behind the wheel of a McLaren at one race in Monaco.

2017-05-20 10:24:04

Fernando Alonso brown and Dennis different

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that to compare the former head of the British team of Ron Dennis and this Zac brown is very difficult.Fernando Alonso "I think they are very different, and I think the new management is not able to magically lead the team to success.Ron had a wonderful time in the past McLaren. He has achieved great success. Now at the helm Zach, striving for more open work. Now fans can learn more about the team and about what's going on inside. Zach is notable for the fact that he is a very demanding approach to the issue of the brand McLaren, wanting to cover everything in the world.