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2015 McLaren MP4-30 news, pictures, specifications, and information
McLaren-Honda - the name evokes stirring memories of the past; of Ayrton Senna battling Alain Prost for supremacy; of classic red and white machines dominating for season upon season; of an iconic team writing one of the defining chapters in the motor racing history books.

Reuniting such an illustrious partnership brings wîth it the heavy weight of expectation, but all at McLaren and Honda are working to write a fresh chapter in Formula 1, one that respectfully nods to the past, but boldly looks to the horizon.

Today's reveal of the new McLaren-Honda MP4-30 - McLaren's first Honda-powered car for 23 years - speaks volumes about the progressive nature of both companies. It is a thoroughly refined evolution of last year's McLaren, it is the only chassis on the grid to be fitted wîth Honda's RA615H Hybrid power unit, and it features an evolved colour scheme that firmly contextualises McLaren's brand in the 21st century.

In 2015 McLaren-Honda intends to maintain the momentum it achieved during the second half of 2014, when an intensive technical development programme for the MP4-29 allowed the team to establish a solid position within the chasing pack.

Relatively stable technical regulations between seasons have permitted our engineers to evolve some of the newer philosophies explored on last year's season-ending car while also adding some exciting new technical DNA into the mix.

Vital Stats
Engine : 1.6 L., 6-cylinder

8-speed Semi-Automatic
Moreover, our restructured and strengthened engineering departments have gained the conviction to embark on a number of changes of direction. With that in mind, the MP4-30 has been developed to provide us wîth the most effective and practical base package. It is a foundation - offering up a number of new exploratory development paths for our engineers, aerodynamicists and drivers to pursue during the season, and on into next year.


The car has been aerodynamically developed over the winter, and the result is a pretty, elegant design wîth a refined nose-box solution, slimmed rear-end packaging - particularly around the gearbox - and the incorporation of an all-new power unit under its tightly contoured bodywork.

The partnership wîth Honda is particularly exciting: to achieve success within the technical regulations requires a bespoke engineering solution that can be achieved only in collaboration wîth a works partner. Honda will provide the know-how, the expertise and the muscle to make rapid progress - and to keep pushing development, on all fronts, during the season. The partnership will be a work in progress, but it will only strengthen over time.

Achieving our ambitious targets will not happen immediately - winning in Formula 1 is a lengthy, iterative process, and one that will gather collective momentum from season to season - but, wîth the MP4-30 as a base, McLaren and Honda feel they are ready to make quick and efficient progress towards a successful future.

The team's preparations for 2015 have drawn upon the considerable resources of ExxonMobil, who have been working wîth our new colleagues at Honda for two years on developing new technologies and formulations of Mobil 1 engine lubricants for the Honda V6 turbo. In turn, the team's technology partner, SAP, provides its secure HANA Enterprise Cloud solution which underpins the entire McLaren Group, strengthening and simplifying the way the team runs its data management and modelling.

There are significant milestones to commemorate in 2015: this year marks McLaren's 30th consecutive year of partnership wîth TAG Heuer, while both Johnnie Walker and Hilton Worldwide are celebrating 10 years wîth the team. Such long-standing relationships underline McLaren's ability to support and enhance any blue-chip brand's global marketing programme.

Joining us for 2015 are international news broadcaster CNN and professional services company KPMG, which have both formed important strategic alliances wîth the McLaren Technology Group. McLaren-Honda is also pleased to welcome back the global coffee brand Segafredo Zanetti, which first partnered the team during the original McLaren-Honda era.

Source - McLaren
 
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2015 Formula One Season
PosTeamConstructorChassisDriversPoints
 Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrariSF15-T Finland Kimi-Matias Raikkonen
Germany Sebastian Vettel 
 Force India Formula One TeamForce India
VJM08 
Germany Nicolas 'Nico' Hulkenberg
Mexico Sergio Pérez Mendoza 
 Lotus RacingLotus
E23 
France Romain Grosjean
Venezuela Pastor Rafael Maldonado Motta 
 Manor MotorsportManor Motorsport United Kingdom William Stevens 
 Honda Marlboro McLarenMcLaren
MP4-30 
Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom Jenson Alexander Lyons Button
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 
 Mercedes GP Petronas F1 TeamMercedes-Benz
W06 
United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Germany Nico Erik Rosberg 
 Red Bull RacingRed Bull
RB11 
Russia Daniil Kvyat
Australia Daniel Ricciardo 
 SauberSauber
C34 
Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Brazil Luiz Felipe de Oliveira 'Felipe Nasr' Nasr 
 Scuderia Toro RossoScuderia Toro Rosso
STR10 
Spain Carlos 'Carlos Sainz, Jr.' Sainz Vázquez de Castro
Netherlands Max Emilian Verstappen 
 WilliamsF1 TeamWilliams
FW37 
Finland Valtteri Bottas
Brazil Felipe Massa 

2015 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
 Australian Grand Prix Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix CircuitMar 2015  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Malaysian Grand Prix  SepangMar 2015  Sebastian VettelFerrari 
 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese Grand Prix ShanghaiApr 2015  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International CircuitApr 2015  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Spanish Grand Prix Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de CatalunyaMay 2015  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Grand Prix MonacoMay 2015  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles VilleneuveJun 2015  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Austrian Grand Prix Austrian Grand Prix SpielbergJun 2015  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 British Grand Prix British Grand Prix SilverstoneJul 2015  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian Grand Prix HungaroringJul 2015  Sebastian VettelFerrari 
 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps,Spa,BelgiumAug 2015  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Italian Grand Prix Italian Grand Prix MonzaSep 2015  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Grand Prix Marina BaySep 2015  Sebastian VettelFerrari 
 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese Grand Prix SuzukaSep 2015  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Russian Grand Prix Russian Grand Prix Sochi International Street Circuit, SochiOct 2015  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 United States Grand Prix United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TexasOct 2015  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Mexican Grand Prix Mexican Grand Prix Autódromo Hermanos RodríguezNov 2015  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo José Carlos Pace, InterlagosNov 2015  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas MarinaNov 2015  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 

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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