|McLaren Opens The Next Chapter In The Story of Automotive|
|•12 months since the MP4-12C first went on sale, McLaren announces its next new high performance sports car, the 12C Spider •And Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Racing driver, Jenson Button, reveals the sensations he feels when driving with only the sky above him McLaren Automotive has announced its second model, one that will stir the soul even more than its first: the 625PS, twin-turbo V8-engined, open roofed 12C Spider. The 12C Spider is based on the same super stiff carbon fibre MonoCell chassis as its hardtop sibling and so will be just as dynamic to drive. But removing the roof will dial up the sensations experienced, the emotions felt and the noise heard. Especially at the speeds the 12C Spider will be capable of. And true to McLaren's ethos of offering high performance without compromise, the 12C Spider will be more usable than any car this exciting has a right to be. One man used to excitement behind the wheel is Jenson Button. McLaren questioned him at last weekend's European Grand Prix about what speed means to him, the connection he feels with the machine he drives and about what he senses when driving a 300 km/h open top car. But is he talking about his MP4-27 Formula 1 car or the 12C Spider? Go to www.youtube.com/mclarenautomotivetv to find out. More information on this new and emotive addition to the McLaren Automotive range will be released in the next few days when ordering commences across the company's network of retailers.|
| BOOSTING CAREERS WITH AN EXTRA 15 HP – VOLKSWAGEN LINES UP WITH A NEW ENGINE IN THE 2014 FORMULA 3 SEASON◾Thoroughbred racing engines for teams in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship|
◾Nine young drivers put their faith in the Dallara/Volkswagen combination in the European Championship
◾Racing genes: Max Verstappen and Tom Blomqvist powered by Volkswagen
Thoroughbred racing engine replaces production-based power train: the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship heralds a new era for Volkswagen. More performance and improved drivability – out goes the old 210-hp generation of Formula 3 eng....
| DANIEL & SEB DELIVER IN THRILLING BAHRAIN GPSAKHIR, BAHRAIN – Daniel delivered a superb drive in a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix to claim fourth place from 13th on the grid, as Sebastian battled past DRS and power issues to claim eight valuable points with sixth place.|
In an action-packed race, Daniel made a low key start but was soon advancing through the ranks, passing McLaren's Kevin Magnussen for 10th place on lap 11. He then set off in pursuit of ninth-placed Seb. Sebastian, meanwhile, was in a battle of his own. On lap 15 h....
| EXXONMOBIL DELIVERS TECHNOLOGY BEHIND MCLAREN MERCEDES RACE FUELUnique ExxonMobil fuels formulation engineered to deliver maximum power in 2014|
◾2014 race teams seeking maximum power and efficiency from reduced fuel loads
◾Unique fuels package precision-engineered by ExxonMobil for McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 in same laboratory as EssoTM road fuels
◾Bahrain race livery to feature Esso logo in recognition of long standing fuels technology partnership
Bahrain, 4 April 2014 -- In a year when Grand Prix racing teams are increasingly looking to their fue....
| MALAYSIAN GP – HEAT, RAIN AND GOOD MEMORIESMaranello, 24 March – This weekend's race at Sepang will be the sixteenth Malaysian Grand Prix. All of them have been held at the 5.543 kilometre track, which is one of the most interesting on the calendar, notable for its suffocating heat, sudden downpours and high speed corners. Ferrari has won six times here, equivalent to a 40% success rate.|
The first race dates back to 1999 and marked Michael Schumacher's return to the cockpit after his accident in Silverstone. At the time, Eddie ....
| Mobil 1 and McLaren Celebrate 20-Year Partnership in Formula 1As the 2014 Formula 1 season kicks off this weekend at the Australian Grand Prix, ExxonMobil and McLaren will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their technical and commercial relationship. In honor of the major milestone, the McLaren Formula 1 cars will feature a special livery in Australia that will include both Mobil 1™ and Mobil™ brands.'|
'To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mobil 1's relationship with McLaren, we are looking forward to showcasing a special branding scheme during th....
| AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICEMELBOURNE – Seb and Dan were the fourth and sixth fastest drivers during this afternoon's Practice 2 session here in Australia.|
Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets. Nico Roseberg, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas, Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg completed the top 10.
First Practice Session: Position: 7, Best Time: 1:32.793, Laps: 10
Second Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:30.381, Laps: 35
'In a way it's a ....
| McLAREN P1™ JOINS THE EXCLUSIVE SUB-SEVEN MINUTE CLUB AT THE NÜRBURGRING◾The McLaren P1™ achieves its one remaining performance target|
◾An average speed in excess of 178 km/h (111 mph) necessary to achieve the required lap time around the 20.8km (13 mile) circuit
◾Short film celebrating the team's achievement at the Nürburgring is available to view and embed at: http://youtu.be/E9IWiTpWeiM
The McLaren name was born on the racetrack and, 50 years on, is the most successful name in global motorsport. That desire and determination to push for every extra tenth of....
| SEB'S GREAT EIGHT IN THE STATESAUSTIN, Texas – A commanding drive to victory at the U.S. Grand Prix gave Sebastian Vettel his eighth win in a row this year and yet another Formula One record, the four-time smashing past Michael Schumacher's 2004 benchmark for consecutive wins in a single season.|
Crossing the line and close to tears, Sebastian, who finished ahead of Lotus' Romain Grosjean and third-placed Mark Webber, saluted both the achievement and the team.
'We have to remember these days,' he said on the radio....