The overarching problem with McLarens, if you ask me, is that they are simply too fast and too large for children to sit in comfortably. No child is going to be able to see over the wheel of a P1. No child can reach the pedals in the F1. This is a problem and McLaren has just resolved it.
I always imagined that working at McLaren was a fun gig. Today, this was confirmed when I saw the Lego 720S build video. Those bastards get to play with fast cars and sit around building Legos!
The 627-horsepower McLaren F1, the best thing to ever come out of the ‘90s, remains one of the most astounding production cars in automotive history no matter how many years go by. But for most of the world, the car is simply a distant, legendary masterpiece that we’ll never get our hands on.
This time last year, a report suggested that McLaren was working on a three-seater hypercar inspired by the iconic McLaren F1. Now another report, also from Autocar, suggests that we’ll be getting an Ultimate Series McLaren P1 replacement first.
It took awhile, but the engineers behind modern sports cars seem to have finally figured out that people like to drive versions of vehicles with the roof down. McLaren was even smart enough to plan ahead for its 570S Spider, which never even needed a roof.
We love supercars for their mind-bending performance, but there aren’t many places where you can experience the incredible speeds they were designed for without getting arrested. But you can drive them flat-out on a race track, and the Scuderia Society of supercar owners descended upon Circuit of the Americas this…
We all know about Fernando Alonso’s abysmal luck this year, with a trail of broken engines left wherever he seems to race. Max Verstappen is certainly Alonso’s bad luck buddy, as he’s retired five times in the past seven races. Verstappen and Alonso both got taken out at the first turn today at the Austrian Grand…
I don’t know if you’ve ever played this simple game called Rock-Paper-Scissors, but one aspect of it—the paper beats rock part—is infinitely confusing and illogical. How does paper beat rock? In the real world, when you have things like House-McLaren-Fire, it works out much more logically.
Ron Dennis, the man who was once synonymous with McLaren after leading the team to seven constructors’ championships and 10 drivers’ championships, is now completely done with all of McLaren, per WTF1. Dennis just sold his remaining shares in the company and gave up his position as director of the McLaren Technology…
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If a lightweight and track-focused McLaren is what you want, then look away from this Lego 1:1 scale 720S because it is neither light nor would it hold up well in a crash. Indeed, it has no engine would be impossible to drive anyways.
McLaren is prepared to pay $99.3 million in order to rid themselves of Honda’s unreliable Formula One engines once and for all, reports The Daily Mail. McLaren hopes to reconnect with Mercedes for an engine supply because Mercedes’ engines actually work on a regular basis.
If you’ve looked at the McLaren lineup recently and felt disheartened that you couldn’t afford any of the Spider versions, then listen up: the new 570S Spider is here and. It. Is. Cheap.
Believe it or not, Formula One ne’er-do-wells McLaren finally, finally, finally won something. The series resurrected the F1 Raft Race for the Canadian Grand Prix, and McLaren proved once and for all that they’re the fastest at something. It was on water, but it’s something.
Professional McLaren Formula One sad man Fernando Alonso told Autosport that McLaren needs to start winning races by September for him to stay. Given that it’s more likely for space cats to discover unobtanium on Saturn by then, I think this is a nice way of telling everyone that he’s available for hire early on in…
This year, McLaren-Honda has been bad. Very bad. The worst in F1, actually. But it was fun to watch, as you knew McLaren was going to stick through it and maybe the two icons in racing would work things out. Well, McLaren just said “we’re near our limit” and may really cut things off.
Some of you have become complacent in your dislike of McLaren’s unreliable Honda Formula One engines. Let’s fix that. Here’s a video that will make you seethe with rage all over again. F1Board has a video of every mechanical failure since Honda reentered F1 in 2015.
McLaren stand-in Jenson Button, sadly, isn’t taking very good care of Fernando Alonso’s car at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. Button was frustrated being stuck behind Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein, so he stuck a wheel inside Wehrlein’s car before Monaco’s tunnel, flipping Wehrlein in the process.
Fernando Alonso is off to try winning the Indianapolis 500 this weekend, so mostly-retired McLaren teammate Jenson Button is standing in for him at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. McLaren got Alonso on the team radio to give Button some words of good luck. In return, Button said he’ll pee in the seat.
Honda, the power unit supplier to blame for the McLaren Formula One team’s miserable lack of reliability lately, admitted that their MGU-H design—a key component of their engine’s hybrid system—can only last two races, reports Motorsport.com. MGU-H stands for “motor generator unit-heat,” as it recaptures heat energy…