McLaren
Apr 3

F1 still exciting after 250 races, says Button

Since his debut here in the 2000 Australian GP, Jenson Button has picked up 15 Formula 1 wins and the 2009 Driver's World Championship. (Photo: Marcus Brandt/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Since his debut here in the 2000 Australian GP, Jenson Button has picked up 15 Formula 1 wins and the 2009 Driver’s World Championship. (Photo: Marcus Brandt/Getty Images)

Jenson Button will start his 250th Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend, and later this year he will move into third place on the all-time starts list, behind only Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher.

Reflecting on his latest achievement today, Button said he couldn’t believe how fast it had come around.

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 22

F1: McLaren Chimes In On Red Bull Racing Fuel Controversy

McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael (left) and McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier (right) talk in the Bahrain paddock. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael (left) and McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier (right) talk in the Bahrain paddock. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren has chimed in on the fuel flow controversy.

After Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified in Melbourne, Red Bull argued that it went its own way with the new fuel consumption rules because FIA’s mandatory sensors were not accurate enough.

However, engine supplier Renault’s rivals Mercedes and Ferrari backed the FIA in the wake of the ruling, while the sensor supplier Gill insisted it has the full support of Formula 1′s governing body.

Mar 18

McLaren on the way back to winning, says Dennis

The McLaren team applaud Kevin Magnussen's performance after the Australian GP. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The McLaren team applaud Kevin Magnussen’s performance after the Australian GP. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

On Sunday evening, Ron Dennis made no secret of his satisfaction, not just at the performance of Kevin Magnussen, but also of the whole McLaren team which earned second and third places after Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion.

The pit wall made some particularly good calls with Jenson Button, which helped the Brit to leapfrog up the order.