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Category: McLaren

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McLaren arrive at Silverstone with talented team driving their resurgence

Performance engineer Amelia Lewis is at the heart of the team’s rebuilding process and their mission to be a force once moreFine weather or foul McLaren have done little but ride out storms at recent British Grand Prix meetings. The team return to the …

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Lando Norris signs new McLaren contract after superb start to F1 career

• Briton, 19, extends deal by three years before British Grand Prix• McLaren also re-sign Carlos Sainz ‘to end speculation’Lando Norris has had his contract with McLaren extended to continue racing for the team for a further three years.McLaren have sh…

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Lando Norris signs new McLaren contract after superb start to F1 career

• Briton, 19, extends deal by three years before British Grand Prix• McLaren also re-sign Carlos Sainz ‘to end speculation’Lando Norris has had his contract with McLaren extended to continue racing for the team for a further three years.McLaren have sh…

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Ferrari face reality while McLaren’s progress is starting to be noted | Giles Richards

Scuderia admit risks need to be taken in Montreal, it’s looking good for Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc’s season is becoming a fast track of learning experiencesMercedes came within a whisker of losing a win that was in their hands in Monaco. Having …

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When Ayrton Senna proved he was only too human at 1988 Monaco Grand Prix | Giles Richards

In qualifying Brazilian drove one of his finest ever laps before lapse in concentration saw him spin out on race dayNo Formula One race rewards bravery and commitment quite like threading the needle on the streets of Monaco with its looming walls that …

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Fernando Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him into Indy 500

Former F1 world champion failed to qualify for Sunday’s raceSpaniard did not want to deprive another driver of a placeMcLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the two-time Formula One world champion told the team he wa…

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Williams reel from Baku debacle but Norris leads McLaren F1 resurgence

Vettel identifies Ferrari’s major failing, Leclerc’s honesty bodes well for his future and where’s the bang for all Renault’s bucks?Williams endured a weekend for the team that must count as the most trying in their history. It began with George Russel…

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Zak Brown: ‘McLaren may consider their F1 future without changes’

Team’s chief executive believes that a meeting this week must deliver better competition if the sport is to flourishZak Brown has warned that McLaren, second only to Ferrari in terms of seasons on the grid, would consider quitting Formula One if the sp…

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Lando Norris: ‘A lot of swearing goes on generally when I am driving’

Norris, the rookie McLaren driver, is the youngest British driver to compete in Formula One and admits to being fiercely – and verbally – self-critical during a raceThere is a strong likelihood that regardless of how Lando Norris performs in his debut …

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McLaren have set the stage for Fernando Alonso’s F1 encore | Giles Richards

Spaniard returns to his old team, initially with only mentoring duties, as he continues his pursuit of the triple crownThe irrepressible Fernando Alonso’s farewell to Formula One at the end of last season may not have been the final curtain.McLaren are…

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British driver Lando Norris makes a fast start on F1 track bow for McLaren

• 19-year-old’s time in testing is second only to Charles Leclerc • Lewis Hamilton completes 74 laps and is 10th-fastestLando Norris, who took to the track for the first time as a Formula One driver in testing on Tuesday, capped a strong performance by…

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McLaren’s Lando Norris expects to learn from errors in debut F1 season

The 19-year-old faces a stern task to follow on from Fernando Alonso but knows his first campaign will be a learning curveLando Norris, who next month will become the youngest British driver to compete in Formula One, has said he knows he will make mis…

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McLaren lands commercial deal with British American Tobacco

• BAT will promote its electronic smoking alternatives• Williams launches 2019 car in a different shade of blueBritish American Tobacco, which withdrew from Formula One in 2006, when tobacco advertising was banned from the sport, is to return in a “glo…

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McLaren trust teenager Norris to embrace challenge and help team up F1 grid | Giles Richards

Norris will become the youngest British driver to compete in F1 and his reassuring maturity will be tested, given team’s plightWhen Lando Norris takes to the grid for the Australian Grand Prix next season he will, at 19, become the youngest British dri…

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Fernando Alonso bows out with no regrets despite F1 disappointments | Giles Richards

Spanish driver will retire after Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and leaves in positive mood but his character and failure to be in the right place at the right time hindered himFor a driver bidding farewell to Formula One having failed to deliver on the promise …

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Zak Brown hopeful McLaren are on road to recovery after lean years | Giles Richards

Chief executive says a lack of stability is to blame for the team’s steep decline and lengthy spell in the wildernessAs Formula One heads into its final grand prix in the sunshine of Abu Dhabi, a cold, rain-sodden, windy night envelops the McLaren Tech…

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McLaren reach their nadir in Japan as Vietnam prepares to welcome F1 | Giles Richards

The Japanese Grand Prix was a miserable one for McLaren, while for Toro Rosso and Red Bull there were positive signsFernando Alonso’s ire at the Japanese Grand Prix after he was penalised for leaving the track and gaining an advantage after being pushe…

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Fernando Alonso thinks he’s God, complains angry Kevin Magnussen

• Haas driver furious at McLaren rival for affecting qualifying lap • ‘He thought he could overtake … I’d rather hang myself’Haas’s Kevin Magnussen launched a scathing attack on Fernando Alonso after the pair tangled in qualifying at Monza. The McLaren…

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel’s battle will fall on skill, not machinery | Giles Richards

The two drivers begin an F1 championship run-in as close as either has encountered when Formula One reconvenes at SpaFormula One returns to action in Spa this weekend after an unprecedented volume of contract activity during the summer break. Yet much …

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Carlos Sainz Jr delighted to get Fernando Alonso’s F1 seat at McLaren

• Renault driver will replace fellow Spaniard for 2019 season• Sainz: ‘It’s particularly special I’ll be taking Alonso’s seat’Carlos Sainz Jr has been named as Fernando Alonso’s successor at McLaren. The twice world champion Alonso announced on Tuesday…