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Formula One: McLaren car is '100 percent' ready, says Alonso

Formula One: McLaren car is '100 percent' ready, says Alonso

Fernando Alonso has played down reliability concerns about the new Renault-powered McLaren, saying problems that arose during pre-season testing have been fixed and the car will be “100 percent” ready for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mar 21, 2018, 17:17 PM IST
Renault blame faulty batteries for McLaren, Red Bull issues during Formula One testing

Renault blame faulty batteries for McLaren, Red Bull issues during Formula One testing

Renault`s works team had no problems but technical head Bob Bell said it was nothing to do with the way the batteries were installed.

Mar 07, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
Fernando Alonso lone driver to complete timed lap as heavy snow wipes out third day of Formula One testing

Fernando Alonso lone driver to complete timed lap as heavy snow wipes out third day of Formula One testing

The Spaniard`s `fastest` time of two minutes 18.545 seconds, set right at the end, was nearly a minute slower than Sebastian Vettel`s Tuesday best for Ferrari. Neither Ferrari nor Mercedes sent a car out of the garage, with the Italians deciding early on that there was no point.

Feb 28, 2018, 23:52 PM IST
Fernando Alonso praises F1 car developments, new technology

Fernando Alonso praises F1 car developments, new technology

Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso compared the F1 race cars to a "laboratory", stressing that the vehicles generate and incorporate an unimaginable amount of data.

Feb 28, 2018, 13:53 PM IST
Formula One: Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo fastest in testing but Fernando Alonso loses a wheel of his McLaren

Formula One: Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo fastest in testing but Fernando Alonso loses a wheel of his McLaren

Ricciardo completed 103 laps of Barcelona`s Circuit de Catalunya, the only driver to break into three figures on a day that started sunny but ended with rain and plunging temperatures. Alonso provided the early headlines, returning to his home track with a smile a year on from a testing nightmare with Honda engines and becoming the immediate focus when his car`s right rear wheel came off.

Feb 27, 2018, 09:12 AM IST
Formula 1: Fernando Alonso does six laps before a wheel comes off

Formula 1: Fernando Alonso does six laps before a wheel comes off

The former world champions, who are starting a new engine partnership with Renault after three troubled years with Honda, played down the incident.

Feb 26, 2018, 18:03 PM IST
McLaren-Renault confirm Fernando Alonso to train at Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit

McLaren-Renault confirm Fernando Alonso to train at Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit

Alonso' s teammate Stoffel Vandoorne of Belgium will drive on Tuesday and Thursday during the first four-day training series for the Formula One teams, reports Efe.

Feb 26, 2018, 15:10 PM IST
McLaren set to begin new F1 season with colourful MCL33

McLaren set to begin new F1 season with colourful MCL33

The former champions showed their 'colourful' side on Friday with a new papaya orange and blue Formula One car they hope will take them back up the starting grid after three nightmare years with Honda.

Feb 23, 2018, 15:15 PM IST
McLaren watching Lewis Hamilton's moves with interest

McLaren watching Lewis Hamilton's moves with interest

 Lewis Hamilton's former team McLaren are watching his contract situation with interest, even if the four times Formula One world champion and Mercedes have said they want to stay together.

Feb 10, 2018, 20:18 PM IST
Former McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh takes on new F1 role

Former McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh takes on new F1 role

Former McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is returning to Formula One in a temporary role advising the sport’s governing body on cost control measures.

Jan 17, 2018, 18:29 PM IST
Brazilian GP: Pirelli, McLaren cancel tyre testing after robberies

Brazilian GP: Pirelli, McLaren cancel tyre testing after robberies

Pirelli and McLaren have cancelled tyre testing amid security concerns following another armed robbery attempt near Sao Paulo's Formula 1 circuit.

Nov 14, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
Red Bull to remain Renault benchmark, says Christian Horner

Red Bull to remain Renault benchmark, says Christian Horner

Renault's own works team are currently seventh in the 10 team constructors' championship with two races remaining while McLaren are ninth.

Nov 01, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
McLaren drivers face hefty penalties in Mexico

McLaren drivers face hefty penalties in Mexico

Former champions McLaren are ninth in the championship and 20 points adrift of eighth-placed Haas with three races remaining.

Oct 27, 2017, 10:18 AM IST
Fernando Alonso to continue with McLaren in 2018

Fernando Alonso to continue with McLaren in 2018

Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, world champion in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, said he would continue with McLaren for one more season.

Oct 20, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Fernando Alonso to decide future after McLaren’s Renault switch

Fernando Alonso to decide future after McLaren’s Renault switch

McLaren are expected to announce at the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday an end to their troubled three-year partnership with the Japanese manufacturer and a new deal with Renault starting next season.

Sep 15, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

Formula One needs two races in China, says McLaren boss Zak Brown

The American also suggested the calendar should feature an updated `Asian Tour` grouping the key races in the region -- Japan, Singapore, China and other venues to be determined such as Thailand.

Jul 07, 2017, 09:04 AM IST
Bahrain Grand Prix: McLaren's Fernando Alonso, Stoffel Vandoorne fail to make it to even starting grid

Bahrain Grand Prix: McLaren's Fernando Alonso, Stoffel Vandoorne fail to make it to even starting grid

The Spaniard, who will miss next month`s Monaco Grand Prix to race the Indianapolis 500, had already made his feelings evident in radio outbursts heard by a television audience of millions around the world.

Apr 17, 2017, 11:00 AM IST
Zak Brown needs to see a psychiatrist, says Red Bull team chief Christian Horner

Zak Brown needs to see a psychiatrist, says Red Bull team chief Christian Horner

McLaren`s decision to let Alonso go to Indianapolis was widely greeted as a welcome breath of fresh air by many others in the paddock before Horner`s outburst.

Apr 15, 2017, 08:44 AM IST
Mclaren driver Jenson Button to return at Monaco Formula One Grand Prix

Mclaren driver Jenson Button to return at Monaco Formula One Grand Prix

Monaco resident Button, who handed over his McLaren seat to Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne at the end of last season while remaining under contract to the team, won the showcase race in 2009 with Brawn GP.

Apr 14, 2017, 15:45 PM IST
McLaren's Fernando Alonso to miss next month's Monaco GP for Indy 500

McLaren's Fernando Alonso to miss next month's Monaco GP for Indy 500

The two showpiece races take place on May 28 and McLaren -- whose fortunes have plummeted in F1 -- "will enter a single car in the 101st Indianapolis 500," said a team statement.

Apr 12, 2017, 17:10 PM IST