Alonso to test drive for McLaren

He's back! Fernando Alonso will test the 2019 McLaren as part of new 'ambassador' role for the team. The twice world champion who notably left the team last year to race in other series (and ultimately chase the triple crown), has confirmed he will drive at  'selected tests to support the development of MCL34 and... Continue Reading →

Vandoorne to Mercedes…sim role

Stoffel Vandoorne will keep ties to F1 via a Mercedes simulator driver role in 2019. The Belgian has the deal as part of his work in formula E with HWA, which Mercedes will take over the season after. He will share sim duties with Esteban Ocon, who will be the reserve driver for the team.... Continue Reading →

Sainz to McLaren for 2019

In a somewhat unsurprising move, McLaren have welcomed Renault driver Carlos Sainz Jr to their ranks in place of Fernando Alonso, who will retire at the end of the season. The 23 year old Spaniard from Madrid has signed a multi-year deal with the team. Zak Brown said: "We're incredibly excited to have Carlos join... Continue Reading →

Eric Boullier resigns from McLaren in reshuffle

It has been announced today that McLaren F1 will 'simplify' its leadership structure, including Eric Boullier's resignation. With the team in poor form, it was speculated that changes would come. Despite switching engine providers, results still have not improved. Their changes were announced as follows: Simon Roberts, COO of McLaren Racing, will oversee production, engineering... Continue Reading →

F1 looking to remove blue flags

Discussions are reportedly underway on the subject of removing blue flags from races to make it more difficult for leaders. For some years, front runners in F1 have had the benefit of blue flags to tell back markers to move so that they can pass (relatively) easily. It's understandable that back markers aren't really keen... Continue Reading →

McLaren cautious over Spanish GP upgrades

McLaren are hopeful but cautious over aero upgrades for the Barcelona race weekend. At this point the legendary team look to finally be making some progress with their car, more competitive results mean they are challenging Renault and Force India rather than making up the numbers. Spain is traditionally where teams bring some upgrades and... Continue Reading →

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