Mercedes to take 75% stake in Brawn – but what does that mean for McLaren?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Back in April, when Brawn were striding to victory wherever they showed up, I had a conversation with one of Mercedes’ product managers. Why, I asked, weren’t Mercedes rushing to get their logos on the BGP001s, as it looked like they were going to romp to the championship? He explained that because Brawn only had … Continue reading Mercedes to take 75% stake in Brawn – but what does that mean for McLaren?

F1 links: Ferrari-Santander deal imminent

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Ferrari is expected to announce a new sponsorship deal with Spanish bank Santander tomorrow. Will this lead to them finally announcing Fernando Alonso is joining the team? Santander to announce Ferrari deal "Ferrari will announce its sponsorship deal with Spanish banking giants Santander at Monza on Thursday." Equipe de Barrichello terá patrocinador brasileiro no GP … Continue reading F1 links: Ferrari-Santander deal imminent

McLaren MP4-12C road car revealed

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

F1 car history provided the inspiration for the naming of the McLaren MP4-12C, the new sports car revealed by the company today. The car shares the same naming convention used by the team’s F1 cars. It falls between McLaren’s 1997 MP4-12 (which won three Grands Prix) and the 1998 MP4-13 (which won both world championship … Continue reading McLaren MP4-12C road car revealed