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Can F1 teammates be real mates? Why not, say McLaren drivers

History suggests that when drivers are fighting for race wins and championships, and enjoy equal status in the same competitive cars, then real friendship is often the first casualty.

Jul 19, 2019, 09:39 AM IST

Formula 1: Mercedes to keep permanent red star for Niki Lauda

A red three-pointed star on the engine cover is one of several on-car tributes to the Austrian at Sunday`s Monaco Grand Prix, with the `halo` head protection device painted red as a reference to Lauda`s familiar red cap.

May 26, 2019, 20:38 PM IST

Formula 1: Mercedes have discussed Ferrari move with Lewis Hamilton, says Toto Wolff

Hamilton, 34, has a contract with Mercedes until the end of 2020, by which time he could have equalled Ferrari great Michael Schumacher`s unprecedented seven titles and broken other records.

May 12, 2019, 16:03 PM IST

Australian GP qualifying: Lando Norris thrilled after solid debut

Britain`s youngest F1 driver claimed the eighth spot on the grid for Sunday`s race.

Mar 17, 2019, 09:48 AM IST

McLaren to race without BAT logo on cars in Australian Grand Prix

The British team`s decision follows that of Ferrari to drop Philip Morris branding for their "Mission Winnow" initiative at Albert Park, citing problems with Australia`s health authorities.

Mar 14, 2019, 13:21 PM IST

McLaren could turn to Fernando Alonso if they need a reserve

Double world champion Alonso, 37, left Formula One at the end of last season but is set to compete with McLaren at the Indianapolis 500 in May.

Feb 15, 2019, 07:18 AM IST

Remember me as a fighter, says departing Fernando Alonso

 Fernando Alonso may return in some role or other but the chances of him again gracing the Grand Prix racetrack are remote.

Nov 25, 2018, 14:12 PM IST

Motor Racing: Red Bull F1 team to use Honda engines from next season

Red Bull`s decision to switch to the Japanese manufacturer means their two teams now have exclusive use of Honda engines but could complicate efforts to retain Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

Jun 19, 2018, 15:25 PM IST

Lando Norris committed to McLaren as Toro Rosso make an approach

Formula One reserve driver Lando Norris expressed his commitment to McLaren on Wednesday after reports that Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso wanted to draft him in as a replacement for New Zealander Brendon Hartley.

Jun 07, 2018, 10:59 AM IST

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`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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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 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

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