In 1981, McLaren won the British Grand Prix with the world’s first carbon fiber monocoque race car, the MP4/1. Today, all high-end road cars use the same technology, and we can thank John Barnard (and Salt Lake City) for that.
McLaren Formula One team boss Ron Dennis just dropped a bomb on British broadcaster Martin Brundle after the Japanese Grand Prix. When Brundle asked, “Are [Jenson] Button and [Fernando] Alonso in your primary two cars next year?” on the Sky Sports broadcast, Dennis responded “Yes!”
McLaren promised not to have a factory team competing against their customers at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. Then came Ueno Clinic and Paul Lanzante, things changed, and McLaren’s team ended up winning the race. But there are two versions of this story.
Sky F1 captured some footage of driver-sans-2015-contract Jenson Button meeting with McLaren CEO Ron Dennis after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Although we're fairly certain Alonso will be driving for McLaren next year, no one knows who his teammate will be.
McLaren chief Ron Dennis has been barred by British authorities from driving for six months after running a red light, which pushed him over his points limit thanks to speeding tickets. There's always iRacing. Thanks, flateric_bg!
Before he became a Formula 1 legend, Ayrton Senna had a rival named Tommy Byrne, whom some observers considered his superior. This is the story of how Byrne's one shot at the top echelon of F1 ended in mystery.
Yes, but it's a $1.6 million piece of junk that can likely leave your new super car sucking wind in a straight line. [ArabianBusinesss]
As a child, we mean, more of a child than he is now, well before being a superstar of the racetrack, Lewis Hamilton was already in the limelight. The McLaren-Mercedes driver may be the biggest thing to happen for British F1 fans since Damon Hill claimed the championship 12 years ago, but how has the 23-year-old become…
Man, what a year of mixed blessings for team McLaren boss Ron Dennis. First a noodleheaded Ferrari staffer presents a book of secret bits to a nitwitted McLaren tech — who keeps it as coffee-table reading. Then the European motorports establishment lines up against McLaren to exact several pounds of flesh, including a…