Articles tagged McLaren

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Alonso's list of targets

Spanish ace promises more "iconic" outings for 2019 Fernando Alonso hasn’t shocked anyone with news of his return to the Indy 500 in 2019. But he is promising to spring a surprise over the winter by adding what he is describing as “a couple more challenges” to his new schedule. “There are a couple of iconic places, iconic races that probably I will add to my calendar,” says the Spaniard, who may...

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250mph McLaren

New 1035bhp hybrid Speedtail edges close to Bugatti Chiron territory McLaren has launched its fastest car to date. It’s called Speedtail and will reach at least 250mph, just 11mph below the top speed of the world’s fastest car, the Bugatti Chiron. Thanks to its three-seat configuration with a central driving position, the Speedtail will be seen by many as the spiritual successor to the iconic...

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Racing lines: November 2018

Lewis Hamilton's Singapore GP pole lap was mesmerising, but Karun Chandhok was the architect of even greater visual drama at Goodwood Advances in technology are often blamed for spoiling the spectacle of motor racing, but it has enhanced my enjoyment immeasurably in one area – the images provided by in-car footage. With modern race cars apparently glued to the track by downforce, these intimate...

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1986 British Grand Prix race report - In the garden of England

  At Brands Hatch, the Williams team gave a demonstration of dominance and quality. Both cars started from the front row and, apart from the first two laps, occupied the leading positions throughout, not even losing the lead during pitstops. Given another lap or so, Mansell and Piquet would have lapped third place man, Alain Prost, for a second time and Prost was in no trouble, he was a full lap...

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

Honda's F1 comeback...and its significance for the sport as a whole. By Adam Cooper The return of the McLaren Honda partnership in 2015 is a huge boost for F1 at a time when the sport is mired in uncertainties about the future — both in terms of many teams' financial health and the overall viability of the new turbo formula. Attracting fresh manufacturers was one of the key reasons behind the...

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1983 British Grand Prix - Rather dull

  The last Formula One race was on June 12th, a gap of five weeks in mid-season being an eternity for the enthusiast to wait, but for the teams, it was a welcome break to get stuck in and catch up on the build and design programmes. Patrick Tambay leads in his Ferrari at the start of the 1983 British Grand Prix. Photo: Motorsport Images Apart from continual tyre-testing sessions, new cars were...

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John Nicholson

Leading Formula Atlantic driver and Grand Prix engine builder The British Grand Prix meeting was a great day for New Zealander John Nicholson. Thousands saw him take his Pinch Plant-sponsored Lyncar to a clear win in the supporting Formula Atlantic race, a penultimate round victory which placed him in the lead of the Yellow Pages Formula Atlantic Championship. To add a little more cream to his...

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McLaren relishes challenge of "unpredictability"

Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Canadian Grand Prix came as a huge relief not just to the 2008 World Champion, but to the whole McLaren organisation. Following Jenson Button’s superb win in the opening race in Australia, the team endured five frustrating weekends during which a variety of factors prevented its qualifying pace being converted into race success. The team suffered from poor pitstops...

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Success, success

McLaren International's domination of Formula One is unique. By the eleventh round of the series at Spa, it had already taken the Manufacturers' World Championship with record points. Commenting last month on the achievements of the McLaren-Hondas, DSJ recalled other dominant makes from the past, up to the Alfa Romeo 158s. It started before that, of course. In the beginning it seemed that nothing...

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Is there a brake on F1 talent?

Is money the overriding factor which influences driver choice, graduation and progression? It's still there, on my notebook for the 1989 Brazilian GP at Rio. A long, inky stroke across the lap chart. The legacy of a nudge from a hyper-excited Mike Kranefuss as he had drawn to my attention the progress of Benetton driver Johnny Herbert. It was not as if I hadn't been following him throughout, even...

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