McLaren want smaller gap to RB/Mercedes, not P3 | F1 News by PlanetF1

McLaren have reiterated their desire to close in on Formula 1’s leading teams, rather than target a specific position in 2021. The Woking outfit continued their recent recovery with a P3 finish in the 2020 Constructors’ Championship, winning out in a mighty battle for ‘best of the rest’ in the

McLaren Artura Debuts As Brand’s First PHEV Core Model

It is a new model from the ground up: new platform, all-new V6 engine and new tech. McLaren Artura is the name of the manufacturer’s new plug-in hybrid supercar that is supposed to be a great vehicle to live with. It rides on a new platform, has a new smaller

Watch McLaren launch the MCL35M live | F1 News by PlanetF1

McLaren will launch its 2021 Formula 1 car, the MCL35M, on Monday evening and fans can follow it live from 7pm GMT. Four weeks before pre-season testing gets underway at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain, McLaren will become the first team to unveil their 2021 car. Named the MCL35M, the

McLaren gives Ricciardo 'best chance' of title glory | F1 News by PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo says he feels confident he is “in the right place” at McLaren to become a World Championship contender. The Australian has become one of the more nomadic drivers on the grid and McLaren will this year become the fifth F1 team for which he has raced following HRT,

McLaren chief backs plans to rotate races | F1 News by PlanetF1

Zak Brown, the CEO of McLaren, is in favour of Formula 1 rotating races rather than having the same 23 events on the calendar year after year. Last season Formula 1 was forced to shake up the schedule, the calendar undone by the pandemic. That meant Formula 1 stayed in

McLaren will not eat through junior drivers like Red Bull | F1 News by PlanetF1

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says the team will take a more measured approach with junior drivers compared to Red Bull’s model. Over the years Red Bull have guided various young drivers to Formula 1 success through their programme, such as four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and Daniel

McLaren became 'a bit Darth Vader' in decline | F1 News by PlanetF1

Zak Brown has always seen McLaren as the Star Wars of F1, and feels that they became “a bit Darth Vader” during their decline. After spending years consistently competing for wins and titles, the British team entered a downward spiral in 2013, dropping down into the midfield before becoming a

McLaren sign multi-year extension with CNBC | F1 News by PlanetF1

McLaren have announced that their partnership with CNBC will continue after striking a new multi-year agreement. American television network CNBC first linked up with McLaren in 2018, and under the new deal CNBC branding will appear on the race suits of both Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, as well as

McLaren: Working with Mercedes has been 'fantastic' | F1 News by PlanetF1

McLaren technical director James Key says that the team’s interaction with new engine supplier Mercedes has been ‘fantastic’. It was announced in 2020 that the British team would have Mercedes engines for the first time since 2014 for the 2021 campaign and beyond. With regulations forcing teams to keep their

McLaren Set to Join Formula E for 2022-23 Season

There’s set to be a new name on the Formula E grid from next season, as McLaren Racing has announced it has signed an option to join the electric racing series. McLaren, through its McLaren Applied arm, currently acts as sole supplier of battery technology to Formula E. That association