Posts Tagged ‘McLaren’

24 Jan 2009: F1: Portimao testing report 21/01/2009

Damp conditions on Portugal’s Algarve saw a subdued start to Lewis Hamilton’s 2009 campaign as he took the wheel of the McLaren MP4-24 on his first public outing with the car.

24 Jan 2009: F1: Portimao testing report 20/01/2009

It was close to being ‘as you were’ on day two of the inaugural 2009 test at the Portimao circuit as Sebastien Buemi topped the timesheet again. Only the kind of weather that would raise eyebrows in Britain, never mind on The Algarve, introduced a note of drama.

22 Jan 2009: F1: Portimao testing report 19/01/2008

Toro Rosso’s Sebastien Buemi, one of the newest drivers on the F1 grid, brought his timesheet-topping habits into the new year as he continued to make a splash in winter testing.

19 Jan 2009: F1: Dennis says FOTA – and proper research – crucial to sport’s future

Co-operation between all the teams on the F1 grid, whether front-runners or back-markers, privateers or manufacturer-backed, will be the only way to secure the support’s survival, according to Ron Dennis.

19 Jan 2009: F1: Is this the 2009 championship-winning car?

The world of F1 got its first, long-awaited look at the car that’s a leading contender for the 2009 World Championship on Friday – the McLaren MP4-24 with Lewis Hamilton’s number one on the nose.

17 Jan 2009: F1: Dennis hands McLaren reins over to Whitmarsh

We’d expected it for a long time – but when it finally happened, it came out of the blue. Ron Dennis has announced that, following his successful 2008 World Championship campaign with Lewis Hamilton, he will be handing over McLaren F1 to Martin Whitmarsh.

9 Jan 2009: Over the white line: Send the British GP to Portimao!

This week we heard, to the exclusion of almost everything else, how Donington Park got permission for the redevelopment that will, if successful, see it hosting the 2010 British Grand Prix.

4 Jan 2009: F1: when are the ‘motorsport valley’ car launches due?

The launch of 2009’s F1 cars is always a moment of high excitement for fans but in Britain it plays another role – as a showcase for one of the country’s unsung industries, and one that certainly needs every boost it can get in these uncertain economic times.

31 Dec 2008: Lewis Hamilton appointed MBE

Lewis Hamilton has been appointed an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to motor racing after becoming the sport’s youngest-ever Formula One world champion this year.

10 Dec 2008: Hamilton collects Autosport, BRDC and Seagrave awards

Lewis Hamilton has been named International Racing Driver of the Year at this year’s Autosport Awards – for the second year running – as well as picking up a prestigious BRDC Gold Star.

 
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