Honda are reportedly planning a return to F1 in 2015. According to a Jiji Press report, Honda is reportedly working on Formula One engines for McLaren.
The Japanese car manufacturer quit F1 at the end of the 2008 season with the team sold to Ross Brawn, who changed the name to Brawn GP and went on to win the 2009 World championship. Read more... (103 words, estimated 25 secs reading time)
McLaren on Friday admitted it is now “worried” about the pace of the new MP4-28 car.
Jenson Button was just ninth in opening practice in Melbourne, before lagging more than two seconds off the pace in the second ninety minute session. Team newcomer Sergio Perez was consistently even slower. Read more... (206 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
Sergio Perez has felt the added pressure of stepping up the F1 grid for 2013.
Formerly the surprise podium-getter in a Sauber, the 23-year-old has now been signed up by McLaren, to replace the ultra high-profile Lewis Hamilton. Read more... (168 words, estimated 40 secs reading time)
McLaren has denied it is slightly off the pace as teams enter the final week of pre-season testing.
With multiple sources reporting that Red Bull and Lotus look to be narrowly leading the 2013 field at present, Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali this week admitted he would be “very surprised” if the new F138 is quickest in Australia. Read more... (196 words, estimated 47 secs reading time)
McLaren suspects its former technical director Paddy Lowe was lured to Mercedes on the promise of a “telephone number salary”. Read more... (337 words, estimated 1:21 mins reading time)
Paddy Lowe is no longer McLaren’s technical director. Hot on the heels of reports the 50-year-old has been placed on ‘gardening leave’, the British team announced that long-time McLaren engineer Tim Goss has replaced Lowe.
“The great mystery is no more,” Tobias Gruner, the correspondent for Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, said. “The only thing missing is the official confirmation.” Read more... (233 words, estimated 56 secs reading time)
Jenson Button has admitted McLaren is grappling with its new car for 2013.
Unlike most other main rivals, notably Red Bull and Ferrari, McLaren – whose British driver Button won the 2012 finale in Brazil – did not simply ‘evolve’ last year’s car for the new season. Red Bull’s outspoken Dr Helmut Marko said this week he didn’t understand why McLaren changed so much between 2013 and 2013. Read more... (317 words, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
Sergio Perez was quickest in Barcelona on Wednesday, but he also admitted that Jenson Button still rules the McLaren roost. Read more... (253 words, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has admitted to trying to keep Heikki Kovalainen on the F1 grid.
Finn Kovalainen, a McLaren driver in 2008 and 2009, has dropped out of formula one after Caterham replaced him for the forthcoming season with heavily sponsored Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde. Read more... (138 words, estimated 33 secs reading time)
Ron Dennis has declared defiantly that McLaren can thrive without those who do not bleed ‘rocket red’ blood.
Still the ‘supremo’ of the entire company, Dennis declared this week that – with Martin Whitmarsh now in charge – he has now “moved on” from his F1-dedicated days. Read more... (179 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)