McLaren’s Six-Cylinder Hybrid Plans Show A Tricky Future For Supercars

Downsizing is a risky business when your cars are built on the idea of prestige and performance, but McLaren is running the gauntlet with a new six-pot hybrid, revealed in camouflage for the first time this week. The automotive world was shaped around the idea of bigger engines being better,

Sainz explains McLaren’s drop of form in Sochi qualifying

Carlos Sainz says a change of wind direction caught out the McLaren Formula 1 team in qualifying in Sochi – and similar conditions on Sunday will make for a difficult race. Sainz was an encouraging third fastest in FP3 on Saturday morning, behind only the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton

What McLaren’s factory sale means for the future of the F1 team

When it emerged recently that McLaren was putting its iconic Formula 1 factory up for sale, it prompted some concern about whether or not the team faced fresh money dramas. After all, the impact of the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic had hit the McLaren group’s automotive and

How McLaren’s past pain is a reality check for Ferrari

Ferrari is not the only frontrunning Formula 1 team to find its fortunes have suddenly taken a turn for the worse. As McLaren’s recent struggles proved, a disappointing engine can be far from the sole reason for a lack of performance Whether you think the Ferrari Formula 1 team is

McLaren's financial problems 'have been solved'

Great news from McLaren with Zak Brown saying their financial problems have been “solved” with an announcement coming before the week is out. Earlier this month reports emerged claiming that McLaren was looking to sell a minority stake in its Formula 1 team to raise much needed capital. Days later

McLaren's MCL35 has 'obvious' weaknesses says Norris

McLaren’s MCL35 may have a few “obvious” weaknesses but Lando Norris is hoping the team can resolve some of those before taking to the track in Melbourne. Norris spent three days testing the new McLaren at the Circuit de Catalunya in pre-season testing, his team-mate Carlos Sainz also in action.

Gallery: McLaren’s new MCL35 from all angles

McLaren revealed its 2020 Formula 1 World Championship challenger, the Renault-powered MCL35, at its MTC factory in Woking. Is this the car that can break into Formula 1’s big three? Check it out from all the angles by clicking on the arrows above to scroll through the images… Related video

McLaren’s 1980s F1 innovation every team still uses today

One area of Formula 1 design where teams push the limits further every year is at the rear of the car, where the ‘coke bottle’ shape is vital to the aerodynamics. But where did this quest for getting air flowing between the bodywork and the rear wheels begin? Jake Boxall-Legge

McLaren's IndyCar drivers could be given F1 tests

There’s added incentive to sign for the new McLaren IndyCar team as it could include a Formula 1 test or two. Having twice gone for the Indianapolis 500 title with Fernando Alonso in the past three years, McLaren will contest a full IndyCar season next year. The team has partnered

How McLaren's Indy 500 Nightmare Began With A Missing Steering Wheel

On the face of it, McLaren’s failure to qualify for the Indy 500 seems quite simple. The car wasn’t fast enough, a puncture spoiled perhaps the best chance to make it, and Alonso’s practice crash cost valuable track time. However, according to a revealing report by the Associated Press, the