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2013 McLaren MP4-28 news, pictures, specifications, and information
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes launched its 2013 Formula 1 challenger and kicked off a year of 50th anniversary celebrations wîth a spectacular parade of classic racing cars at the McLaren Technology Centre.

The parade brought to life a string of race- and championship-winning McLarens from across the decades, included 1970's M8D CanAm sportscar, Emerson Fittipaldi's iconic 1974 M23, Ayrton Senna's dominant 1988 MP4/4, the 1995 Le Mans-winning F1 GTR, Mika Hakkinen's MP4-13 car from 1998 and Lewis Hamilton's 2008 MP4-23.

The display culminated in the arrival of the 2013 race drivers, Jenson Button and Sergio 'Checo' Perez - who arrived driving a development model of the new McLaren P1 sportscar and a 12C Spider, respectively.

Evolution through history
The display of classic McLarens was a timely reminder of the weight of history that constantly hangs over a team wîth such high expectations each and every season. Following such a winning pedigree is the aim and intention of each and every man and woman who comes to work at McLaren every day.

And, for everyone involved in its inception, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-28 is the logical culmination of everything McLaren ever done: it's the sum of 50 years' experience, expertise and passion.

The MP4-28 isn't merely a refinement of last year's seven-race-winning car, it's a deep and sweeping re-design of an already successful chassis in several key areas - most notably around the nose and front suspension, the sidepod profiles and the rear bodywork.

Jenson begins his fourth season at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes as the team's most experienced driver. Indeed, during his time here, he has won more races (eight) and scored more points (672) than during the rest of his 10-year Formula 1 career. For 2013, he is keenly anticipating the opportunity to maximise all his skill and depth of experience to spearhead the development of the car across the championship season.

By contrast, Checo is starting only his third season in Formula 1, aged 23. Young, eager to learn, and already impressing the team wîth his ability to absorb information, he is perfectly poised to benefit from the team's professionalism and experience as he develops and gathers pace during his important first season as a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver.

McLaren will once again be targeting both the drivers' and constructors' world championships. The ongoing strength in depth of the organisation, plus the exciting addition of Sergio to the proven package of Jenson gives the whole team strong encouragement and motivation for the year ahead.

Vodafone

Vodafone, one of world's largest mobile communications companies, became title partner of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team in 2007, extending the relationship in 2010 to become the Official Total Communications Provider.

Dominant title sponsorship branding can be seen on the MP4-28 cars and the drivers' and pit crews' overalls and helmets. In addition, the partnership delivers an innovative, powerful and integrated marketing platform enabling Vodafone customers to get closer to the action through unique experiences, innovative content, experiential events, advertising, offers and promotions.

As well as providing a wide range of services to support the on-track success of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team, including fixed, mobile and broadband networks, content and communication services and associated devices, Vodafone works wîth McLaren Group away from the track.

Vodafone & McLaren Applied Technologies


Úsing its F1-derived science and cutting edge telecommunications technology, McLaren Applied Technologies and Vodafone have partnered on numerous ground-breaking projects. In this past year alone they have worked wîth Birmingham Children's Hospital. They also assisted Great Britain's cyclists, rowers, sailors and canoeists wîth their preparations last summer.

Vodafone and McLaren Applied Technologies have developed advanced systems for several sports and healthcare scenarios, making use of Vodafone's expertise in enabling large amounts of critically important data to be transferred securely and reliably.

Source - McLaren

McLAREN GT STRENGTHENS FACTORY DRIVER LINE-UP WITH THE ADDITION OF ADAM CARROLL FOR 2013 SEASON

McLaren GT continues preparations ahead of the 2013 season wîth the announcement that Northern Irish racing driver Adam Carroll has joined the team as a factory driver for the 2013 season.

30-year old Carroll made the move to GT racing last season, contesting select rounds of the Blancpain Endurance Series. This followed on from a successful career in single-seat racing, where he contested the highly competitive GP2 championship, and was also crowned 2009 A1GP World Champion.

Andrew Kirkaldy, Managing Director of McLaren GT is excited by the latest addition to the ranks of works drivers: 'I am really pleased that we can add someone wîth Adam's calibre to our factory driver programme. He showed great promise last year in the races he took part in, and he has adapted well to GT racing after a very strong career in single seaters.'

Adam added: 'I would like to thank everyone at McLaren GT for this great opportunity to become a McLaren factory driver. I am very proud to race for such a great name and team, and I look forward to the future ahead.'

Carroll joins Britons Rob Bell and Alexander Sims, along wîth Portuguese driver Alvaro Parente as a factory driver for 2013. His race plans for the season will be confirmed shortly.

Source - McLaren
 
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2013 Formula One Season
PosTeamConstructorChassisDriversPoints
Red Bull RacingRed BullRB9 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Australia Mark Alan Webber 
596
Mercedes GP Petronas F1 TeamMercedes-Benz
W04 
United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Germany Nico Erik Rosberg 
360
Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari
F138 
Spain Fernando Alonso
Brazil Felipe Massa 
354
Team LotusLotus
E21 
France Romain Grosjean
Finland Heikki Johannes Kovalainen
Finland Kimi-Matias Raikkonen 
315
Vodafone McLaren MercedesMcLaren
MP4-28 
United Kingdom Jenson Alexander Lyons Button
Mexico Sergio Pérez Mendoza 
122
Force India Formula One TeamForce India
VJM06 Mercedes 
United Kingdom Paul di Resta
Germany Adrian Sutil 
77
SauberSauber
C32 Ferrari 
Esteban Gutiérrez
Germany Nicolas 'Nico' Hulkenberg 
57
Scuderia Toro RossoScuderia Toro Rosso
STR8 
Australia Daniel Ricciardo
France Jean-Eric Vergne 
33
WilliamsF1 TeamWilliams
FW35 
Finland Valtteri Bottas
Venezuela Pastor Rafael Maldonado Motta 
5
11 Caterham F1 TeamCaterham
CT03 Renault 
France Charles Pic
Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 
10 Marussia Virgin RacingMarussia
MR02 
France Jules Bianchi
United Kingdom Max Chilton 

2013 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
 Australian Grand Prix Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix CircuitMar 2013  Kimi-Matias RaikkonenLotus 
 Malaysian Grand Prix  SepangMar 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese Grand Prix ShanghaiApr 2013  Fernando AlonsoFerrari 
 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International CircuitApr 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 Spanish Grand Prix Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de CatalunyaMay 2013  Fernando AlonsoFerrari 
 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Grand Prix MonacoMay 2013  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles VilleneuveJun 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 British Grand Prix British Grand Prix SilverstoneJun 2013  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 German Grand Prix German Grand Prix NürburgringJul 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian Grand Prix HungaroringJul 2013  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps,Spa,BelgiumAug 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 Italian Grand Prix Italian Grand Prix MonzaSep 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Grand Prix Marina BaySep 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 Korean Grand Prix Korean Grand Prix Korean International CircuitOct 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese Grand Prix SuzukaOct 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 Indian Grand Prix Indian Grand Prix Buddh International CircuitOct 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas MarinaNov 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 United States Grand Prix United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TexasNov 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 
 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo José Carlos Pace, InterlagosNov 2013  Sebastian VettelRed Bull 

Formula One World Drivers' Champions
1950 G. Farina
1951 J. Fangio
1952 A. Ascari
1953 A. Ascari
1954 J. Fangio
1955 J. Fangio
1956 J. Fangio
1957 J. Fangio
1958 M. Hawthorn
1959 S. Brabham
1960 S. Brabham
1961 P. Hill, Jr
1962 N. Hill
1963 J. Clark, Jr.
1964 J. Surtees
1965 J. Clark, Jr.
1966 S. Brabham
1967 D. Hulme
1968 N. Hill
1969 S. Stewart
1970 K. Rindt
1971 S. Stewart
1972 E. Fittipaldi
1973 S. Stewart
1974 E. Fittipaldi
1975 A. Lauda
1976 J. Hunt
1977 A. Lauda
1978 M. Andretti
1979 J. Scheckter
1980 A. Jones
1981 N. Piquet
1982 K. Rosberg
1983 N. Piquet
1984 A. Lauda
1985 A. Prost
1986 A. Prost
1987 N. Piquet
1988 A. Senna
1989 A. Prost
1990 A. Senna
1991 A. Senna
1992 N. Mansell
1993 A. Prost
1994 M. Schumacher
1995 M. Schumacher
1996 D. Hill
1997 J. Villeneuve
1998 M. Hakkinen
1999 M. Hakkinen
2000 M. Schumacher
2001 M. Schumacher
2002 M. Schumacher
2003 M. Schumacher
2004 M. Schumacher
2005 F. Alonso
2006 F. Alonso
2007 K. Raikkonen
2008 L. Hamilton
2009 J. Button
2010 S. Vettel
2011 S. Vettel
2012 S. Vettel
2013 S. Vettel
2014 L. Hamilton
2015 L. Hamilton
2016 N. Rosberg

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