McLaren articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Boullier praises “faultless” Magnussen’s rookie drive 16th March 2014, 13:46

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier described Kevin Magnussen’s drive in the Australian Grand Prix as “one of the finest performances by a Formula One rookie in living memory”.

Debut podium “feels like a win” – Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen said he was thrilled to finish on the podium in his first race for McLaren – and give the team its first top-three finish since 2012.

McLaren result “better than we expected” – Button

Jenson Button said McLaren’s third and fourth place finish in the Australian Grand Prix was better than they expected heading into the race.

Vettel and Magnussen escape yellow flag penalties 15th March 2014, 9:47

Sebastian Vettel and Kevin Magnussen have been cleared of failing to slow sufficiently for yellow flags during qualifying.

Button “annoyed” as Raikkonen yellow flag spoils lap

Jenson Button says his chance of reaching Q3 was scuppered by the yellow flag which was caused by Kimi Raikkonen’s crash.

Qualifying conditions “extremely difficult” – Hamilton

Rain made for “extremely difficult” conditions in the first qualifying session with F1′s new cars, said Australian Grand Prix pole sitter Lewis Hamilton.

Fuel saving takes away the fun – Button 14th March 2014, 15:08

Jenson Button says the importance of saving fuel in 2014 has taken away some of the fun of driving.

McLaren reveal livery for Australian Grand Prix 13th March 2014, 3:31

McLaren have revealed the colour scheme they will use for the first race weekend of the season in Australia, having used an interim livery during testing.

McLaren “restless to make progress” – Boullier 10th March 2014, 12:56

New McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says the team have great potential and they are eager to bounce back from their disappointment last year.

McLaren need more time with MP4-29 – Button

Jenson Button says McLaren need more time to get the most out of their new car ahead of this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.