McLaren articles on F1 Fanatic archive

F1 “every bit as good as ever” – Button 6th April 2014, 19:33

Jenson Button said the Bahrain Grand Prix showed Formula One is just as good as it’s always been under the new regulations.

McLaren aim to close gap to rivals by Spanish GP 19th March 2014, 16:08

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says they aim to cut the performance deficit to their rivals by the fifth round of the season in Spain in May.

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.