Jenson Button says McLaren need more time to get the most out of their new car ahead of this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.
“If you can’t afford to be in Formula One, don’t be in Formula One. There’s lots of other categories you can go motor racing in.”
Ron Dennis says Jenson Button has traits that reminds him of Ayrton Senna. But he singled out Button’s intelligence as his key weapon for the coming season.
Ron Dennis said McLaren will not start the season with a title sponsor but will have one in place within the first few races.
Ron Dennis is back in control of McLaren’s F1 team but they have a year of transition ahead before swapping Mercedes for Honda in 2015.
McLaren’s final day of testing before the first race of the season was the least productive for the team since the MP4-29 first took to the track.
A Mercedes-powered car headed the lap times for the fifth consecutive test day in a row at the end of today’s running in Bahrain.
There’s no indication yet McLaren are in danger of repeating their poor 2013 performance, according to Jenson Button.
Jenson Button expects F1 teams to recover much of the performance which has been lost with the new regulations by the end of the season.
Eric Boullier has joined McLaren as racing director, the team has confirmed.
McLaren say they expect to begin their pre-season testing programme on Wednesday after the MP4-29 failed to turn a wheel on Tuesday.
Jenson Button has welcomed the news that Ron Dennis has taken charge of McLaren’s Formula One team once more.
Kevin Magnussen expects the new generation of F1 cars to create more exciting races with cars sliding sideways and drivers making more mistakes.
Drivers will only need to finish the first few races to be in with a chance of scoring points, reckons McLaren sporting director Sam Michael.
McLaren sporting director Sam Michael says “growth and regrowth” is needed at the team in order for it to compete for world championship success.
McLaren have confirmed several hirings in their technical department ahead of the new season.
Following a difficult season the McLaren MP4-29 needs to deliver in 2014. Here are the first pictures of McLaren’s new contender.
McLaren stamped their authority on the turbo years, producing some of the most successful cars F1 has ever seen between 1983 and 1988.
McLaren have appointed Young Driver Programme member Stoffel Vandoorne as their F1 reserve driver for the 2014 season.
Ron Dennis has returned to the role of McLaren Group chief executive officer, a position Martin Whitmarsh has held for the past five years.