Kevin Magnussen
Mar 31

McLaren expecting life to be tough until Monaco

The McLaren team placed second and third at the season opener in Australia, but finished farther down the order with a sixth and ninth at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

The McLaren team retained second in the constructors’ standings despite finishing sixth and ninth at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the team hopes to be in a strong position in Monaco and Montreal, even if it is still struggling with a lack of downforce.

He accepts that the next three races, which feature a lot of high speed corners and put a premium on aero efficiency, are going to be tough.

Mar 20

No new driver era in F1, says Hamilton

2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton during the Australian GP weekend. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton during the Australian GP weekend. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton has baulked at claims that a new guard is sweeping into power in Formula 1.

After the V6 era kicked off in Melbourne, podium debutant Kevin Magnussen was hailed as McLaren’s ‘new Hamilton,’ while fellow rookie Daniil Kvyat stood out as the next Red Bull-fueled talent in the Sebastian Vettel-like mould.

Mar 16

F1: Mercedes’ Rosberg Wins Season-Opening Australian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg takes the win at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg takes the win at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula 1′s season-opening race ended in rancor and controversy Sunday as initial second-place finisher Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull disqualified for a breach of fuel regulations, five hours after Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took the checkered flag.

Ricciardo’s exclusion from the results tarnished what had been a day of celebration for local fans, who were jubilant that the Red Bull driver had apparently become the first Australian to finish on the podium at his home race.

Feb 20

F1: It’s A Dream Says Magnussen As He Tops Bahrain Day Two Testing

Kevin Magnussen leads lap times after day two of Bahrain testing. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Kevin Magnussen leads lap times after day two of Bahrain testing.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Kevin Magnussen continued to make his mark on F1 in Bahrain today by setting what was comfortably the fastest time of the day, albeit aided by Pirelli’s supersoft tire.

Tomorrow the Dane will hand the McLaren over to Jenson Button.