Tag: McLaren

McLaren rely on All-new Driver line-up in recovery season

McLaren has announced its 2019 Challenger, the MCL34, and a new driver line-up for the new season. The drivers representing McLaren Racing in the 2019 campaign are ex-Renault F1 driver Carlos Sainz and the rookie Lando Norris. It is the first time in 12 years that McLaren had a brand new driver pairing.

MCL34 catapults a Recovery season for McLaren

The concept and design process of the 2019 McLaren MCL34, powered by the Renault E-Tech 19 engine, focuses on laying the foundations for development of the car throughout the season.
In looks, the MCL34 livery continues to sport the McLaren papaya orange, echoing the color chosen by Bruce McLaren for the team’s first Formula 1 Grand Prix entry in 1966. This year’s scheme is a progression from 2018, featuring a complementary blue that nods to the team’s broader racing heritage.

The MCL34 will make its on-track debut during pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain, from 18-21 February & 26 February – 1 March. Sainz and Norris will share the driving duties across both tests.

Sainz will start his fifth season in F1. “I’ve been especially focused on my preparations this winter. We know the big task ahead of us and we first need to evaluate where we are after the tests. From there onwards, I can’t wait to start racing and keep pushing forward together,” said Sainz.

On embarking his rookie season in F1, Norris is evidently pumped to start his debut campaign. “It’s been my dream to get to Formula 1 since I was a kid. I gained useful experience behind the wheel during practice sessions in 2018, and now I’m really looking forward to making my race debut with McLaren.”

Catch the McLaren drivers in action at the upcoming pre-season trials in Barcelona.

McLaren reveals 2018 Challenger: the MCL33

  McLaren F1 Team have unveiled their 2018 Formula One Challenger, the MCL33; the first racer powered by Renault engines. The McLaren MCL33 takes on a new livery that draws its inspiration directly from the team’s iconic papaya orange and blue color scheme; McLaren first raced in Formula 1 50 years ago.

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Lando Norris confirmed as test and reserve driver at McLaren F1 for 2018

  McLaren has announced that Lando Norris will become the team’s official Formula 1 test and reserve driver for the 2018 season.

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McLaren and Honda part ways after current season

  After a couple of failing seasons, Mclaren and their engine supplier Honda decided to part ways after the current season. Honda, which has ran a Formula 1 team between 2006 until 2008, started supplying engines to McLaren at the start of the 2015 season. Now, the time has come for both parties to look for other opportunities.

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McLaren’s 2nd-generation Super Series line-up now with ProActive Chassis Control

  The second-generation McLaren Super Series, which will make its public debut at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show on 7 March, will have the widest breadth of dynamic ability of any McLaren and set new standards for Super Series’ cornering performance, driver enjoyment and ride comfort.

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McLaren 570S GT4 ready to take on Daytona

  The McLaren 570S GT4 will make its North American competitive track debut this weekend at the iconic Daytona International Speedway, as the first customer-run examples of the latest GT model from McLaren take on the four hour Continental Tire BMW Endurance Challenge.

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Sepang 12-hour: McLaren factory squad secures second place in qualifying

 2016 Sepang 12-hour McLaren GT3 Factory Driver Alvaro Parente secured P2 on the grid for customer team K-PAX Racing ahead of this weekend’s Sepang 12 Hours, continuing his strong season with the US-based team.

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McLaren factory drivers gear up for Sepang 12-hour challenge

McLaren GT3 in action McLaren Factory Drivers Côme Ledogar, Alvaro Parente and Shane van Gisbergen have been confirmed to take on the 2016 Sepang 12 Hours next month in Malaysia.

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McLaren confirmed as exclusive battery suppliers of Formula E Championship

 2016 Formula E practice session McLaren has been annoouced as the official and exclusive supplier of batteries to the Formula E Championship for season 5 and 6. from 2018 through 2020. McLaren Applied Technologies is selected as the official supplier by the World Motorsport Council, FIA.

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McLaren drivers snatch victory at penultimate round of Blancpain Endurance Cup Championship

 2016 Blancpain Endurance Cship McLaren 650 GT3 Nurburgring Factory Drivers Rob Bell, Côme Ledogar and Shane van Gisbergen secured the prestigious Blancpain Endurance Cup Drivers Championship and customer team Garage 59 won the Blancpain GT Endurance Cup Teams Championship at the Nürburgring in one of the most successful weekends for McLaren in GT3 racing.

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