Posts Tagged ‘McLaren’

4 Jul 2009: Martin Whitmarsh promises FOTA will listen to you in future

Formula One’s team bosses have opened up a whole new front in their war with Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone – by using social media and viral video to get their point across direct to fans.

4 Jul 2009: F1: McLaren tries a new approach

McLaren is going back to the drawing board on its strategy of trying to wring some performance out of the desperately underwhelming MP4-24.

21 Jun 2009: F1: British Grand Prix liveblog

The grandstands are fast filling up at Silverstone for what could be any or none of the following: the last F1 race at Silverstone; the last British Grand Prix; the last race under the Formula One banner. But the fans don’t care – they’ve come to watch the racing.

17 Jun 2009: F1: Drivers and teams back Silverstone and British GP

Last year’s British Grand Prix was overshadowed by a cheap publicity stunt of Bernie Ecclestone’s. This year it is set to be overshadowed by an almighty spat between promotor, regulator and competitors that could consign top-flight open-wheel racing to the wilderness for the next decade, as a similar row did in the US. Is it just us, or are you getting a bit sick of this sort of thing too?

15 Jun 2009: F1: Hamilton gets his revenge on Fleet Street

Would you get in a performance car with a man that you’d dubbed ‘Liar Lewis,’ ‘Houdini’ for his sanction avoidance – or even ‘a quitter’? Well, all credit to some of Fleet Street’s finest, they did just that, on a wet day at Silverstone recently.

11 Jun 2009: Lewis: my car will struggle at high-speed Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton has said that he expects his McLaren to struggle on the high-speed Silverstone circuit next weekend – but promised that he will do his best to put on a show for his British fans.

7 Jun 2009: F1: Turkish Grand Prix liveblog

It’s as wet as a haddock’s bathing suit in Britain this weekend, so bad that the Isle of Man’s iconic TT bike race has been delayed – but that’s hardly likely to bother the F1 circus on its stay in sunny Turkey. Keep up with the action here.

6 Jun 2009: F1: Vettel pips Button to Istanbul pole

Sebastian Vettel served notice that he doesn’t plan to concede the World Championship battle to Jenson Button just yet by seizing pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix from the Englishman at the last gasp.

5 Jun 2009: F1: what is the MP4-24 good for? Here’s an answer…

You may be able to think of a few uses for this year’s McLaren that are not exactly what the makers intended. But driving it through a giant vat of paint…?

5 Jun 2009: F1: Kovalainen finds the magic petrol in Turkey practice

McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen was a surprise at the head of the timesheets following today’s practice sessions in Istanbul. Both of the team’s drivers professed themselves pleased with the pace of the car on a track that was predicted to play to the very worst of the MP4-24’s weaknesses.

 
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