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McLaren F1 sign 13-year-old American karter Ugochukwu

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 10:01 PM IST
New York-born Ugochukwu won last year's European FIA OKJ European kart championship after taking a string of titles in the United States.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton gives an interview after winning the race and the world championship.(Pool via REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton gives an interview after winning the race and the world championship.(Pool via REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton: Dreamer, chaser, believer

New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:18 AM IST
Hamilton, whose first title came in 2008 with McLaren, has blown open F1’s greatest of all time (GOAT) debate—earlier confined to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Schumacher.
Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (John Thys, Pool via AP)(AP)
Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (John Thys, Pool via AP)(AP)

Signing Daniel Ricciardo is a step forward in our long-term plan, says McLaren CEO Zak Brown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 06:07 PM IST
In an interview with Hindustan Times, McLaren CEO Zak Brown discusses F1 during the pandemic, performance of the team, regulation and driver changes among other things.
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 13, 2020 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 13, 2020 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)

Vettel expects to see out the season at Ferrari

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:49 PM IST
Ferrari announced in May that Vettel, who had been expecting a new contract, would be leaving at the end of the year with Spaniard Carlos Sainz joining from McLaren.
From 2021, Gulf will become the preferred lubricant supplier to McLaren Automotive, with all cars to be filled with Gulf Oil and fuel optimised for high performance engines.(Image Courtesy: McLaren Twitter)
From 2021, Gulf will become the preferred lubricant supplier to McLaren Automotive, with all cars to be filled with Gulf Oil and fuel optimised for high performance engines.(Image Courtesy: McLaren Twitter)

Gulf Oil ties up with McLaren to announce multi-year partnership

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 05:58 PM IST
The partnership reunites two renowned brands that have a long-standing and successful history together and symbolises a united ambition to use both brands’ innovation and class-leading capabilities to refine a winning formula, both on the track and on the road.
File image of Ferrari.(File)
File image of Ferrari.(File)

Beating Ferrari would be big boost for McLaren, says Norris

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:48 AM IST
Norris believes McLaren have a real chance of finishing ahead of Ferrari in the Formula One constructors’ championship this season. If they do, the 20-year-old Briton has no doubt about how much it would mean for morale.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the pit lane.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the pit lane.(REUTERS)

Sebastian Vettel is bound to be distracted by Ferrari axe, says Brawn

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Vettel, a four-times world champion with Red Bull, qualified only 11th at the Red Bull Ring and then tangled with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz in the race, finishing 10th for the final point on offer.
McLaren's Lando Norris during testing.(REUTERS)
McLaren's Lando Norris during testing.(REUTERS)

McLaren see Racing Point as midfield team to beat

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 04:44 PM IST
The pink liveried RP20 car gained its nickname from the moment the covers came off because of the visual similarities to last year’s title-winning Mercedes, raising some questions about its legality.
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas leads Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton at the first corner of the race.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas leads Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton at the first corner of the race.(REUTERS)

F1 drivers discuss whether to take a knee at season opener

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 05:53 PM IST
“We will do whatever we can to show that we care and respect everyone,” Norris said.”We will do what is right when the time comes.” Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has been vocal about Black Lives Matter and F1’s diversity issues.
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

No race cancellation even if driver has COVID-19, says F1 boss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 01:21 PM IST
The American was speaking after the sport published an eight-race initial calendar with the season starting in Austria on July 5.
File photo of McLaren.(REUTERS)
File photo of McLaren.(REUTERS)

McLaren boss expects Sebastian Vettel to leave Formula One

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Ferrari said on Tuesday that Vettel, who won all his titles with Red Bull between 2010-13, would be leaving after six years with them.
Renault's Daniel Ricciardo poses for a drivers portrait.(REUTERS)
Renault's Daniel Ricciardo poses for a drivers portrait.(REUTERS)

Daniel Ricciardo moves from Renault to McLaren for 2021

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 03:18 PM IST
The 30-year-old, winner of seven races for Red Bull, will partner British driver Lando Norris and replaces Spaniard Carlos Sainz who is set to join Ferrari as Sebastian Vettel’s replacement.
McLaren's Lando Norris during testing.(REUTERS)
McLaren's Lando Norris during testing.(REUTERS)

Lando Norris slams ‘salty’ Simon Pagenaud after virtual clash

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 11:18 PM IST
While there is plenty of light-hearted fun in the digital world, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc playing Fortnite in a banana costume and racing trucks and lawnmowers from his simulator, the competitive spirit is for real.
General view of the pitlane after it was announced the Australian Grand Prix would be cancelled after a McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus.(REUTERS)
General view of the pitlane after it was announced the Australian Grand Prix would be cancelled after a McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus.(REUTERS)

Formula One: 1 staffer has coronavirus, 14 others in quarantine

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 07:07 PM IST
McLaren issued a statement Friday saying the other team members had also been placed in quarantine in a Melbourne hotel for 14 days in accordance with local health guidelines.
McLaren’s Carlos Sainz talking to the media.(REUTERS)
McLaren’s Carlos Sainz talking to the media.(REUTERS)

McLaren pulls out of Australia GP after positive coronavirus test: team

Melbourne | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 06:33 PM IST
“The team member was tested and self-isolated as soon as they started to show symptoms and will now be treated by local healthcare authorities,” it said in a statement.
Representative image.(REUTERS)
Representative image.(REUTERS)

Formula One teams threaten to sue over Ferrari engine

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Last season several teams expressed suspicions after Ferrari gained in straight-line speed. The improvement was particularly noticeable after the mid-season break.
Carlos Sainz of McLaren drives during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020(AP)
Carlos Sainz of McLaren drives during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020(AP)

McLaren taking coronavirus precautions at Barcelona F1 test

Montmelo | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 12:46 PM IST
A team spokesman also said that McLaren employees who were scheduled to travel to Melbourne via Hong Kong for next month’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix will now no longer go via Hong Kong.
For many of the short trips(Unsplash)
For many of the short trips(Unsplash)

For practicality’s sake, city dwellers increasingly want electric bikes and scooters

Bloomberg | By Christine Harper
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 11:51 AM IST
For many of the short trips city dwellers make, cars aren’t necessary or practical. Which explains the boom in bikes and scooters, privately owned or shared. A growing number are electric.
A moment of silence takes place for Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert prior to the start of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.(AP)
A moment of silence takes place for Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert prior to the start of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.(AP)

F1 racer Lando Norris tells parents not to worry after French racer Anthoine Hubert’s death at Belgium Grand Prix

Monza, Italy | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 08:47 PM IST
Norris revealed that his wealthy businessman father Adam, who has accompanied him to most races throughout his career, was physically sick after witnessing the Formula Two crash at Spa.
File image of Lewis Hamilton(REUTERS)
File image of Lewis Hamilton(REUTERS)

Hamilton heads into Monaco with heavy heart after loss of Lauda

Monaco | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:41 PM IST
Lauda, the non-executive chairman of Mercedes who passed away on Tuesday morning, was instrumental in Hamilton’s career-defining move from McLaren to the Silver Arrows team.
File image of Niki Lauda(REUTERS)
File image of Niki Lauda(REUTERS)

Niki Lauda, three-time Formula One world champion, dies aged 70

Vienna | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Lauda won the Formula One drivers’ world championship three times, in 1975 and 1977 for Ferrari and in 1984 with McLaren.
A poster bearing a photo of Brazilian's F1 driver Ayrton Senna signed by fans is displayed during a ceremony.(AFP)
A poster bearing a photo of Brazilian's F1 driver Ayrton Senna signed by fans is displayed during a ceremony.(AFP)

‘Senna Day’ held in Brazil on 25th anniversary of F1 great’s death

Sao Paulo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 09:36 PM IST
The event began with a fun run around the famous circuit in Sao Paulo where the three-time world champion had twice tasted victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix in front of his adoring public in 1991 and 1993.
Formula One F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China - April 14, 2019 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China - April 14, 2019 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race(REUTERS)

Opinion| The best driver isn’t always the fastest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Raja Sen
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 09:06 AM IST
Lewis Hamilton, who won the race in unchallenged fashion, was rarely the fastest man on the track.
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso waves to spectators in the pit during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi.(REUTERS)
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso waves to spectators in the pit during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi.(REUTERS)

Fernando Alonso to test for McLaren F1 team in ambassador role

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 05:05 PM IST
The Spaniard left Formula One at the end of last season but attended pre-season testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday.
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso waves to spectators in the pit during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi.(REUTERS)
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso waves to spectators in the pit during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi.(REUTERS)

Remember me as a fighter, says departing Fernando Alonso

Abu Dhabi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 10:27 AM IST
The Spaniard will start his final race on Sunday in 15th place for McLaren, dreaming of one last points finish before heading off to compete at the Indianapolis 500 and world endurance championship next year.
McLaren's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (R) and Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton speak as they attend the drivers' press conference ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 22, 2018.(AFP)
McLaren's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (R) and Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton speak as they attend the drivers' press conference ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 22, 2018.(AFP)

Hamilton says F1 will miss departing Alonso

Abu Dhabi | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 04:22 PM IST
Alonso will be aiming next year to become only the second man to claim motorsport’s Triple Crown by adding a triumph at the Indianapolis 500, with McLaren, to his victories at the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
File image of McLaren's Fernando Alonso.(REUTERS)
File image of McLaren's Fernando Alonso.(REUTERS)

McLaren will keep Fernando Alonso on speed dial, says Brown

Woking | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 10:51 AM IST
The double world champion has not ruled out a comeback, while recognising it as unlikely at 37 years old, but team boss Zak Brown said on Wednesday the Spaniard would be the first driver he called if there was a problem.
Representative Image(Reuters)
Representative Image(Reuters)

WADA vice-president to vote against Russia reinstatement

London | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 05:26 PM IST
The Norwegian, the most senior member of WADA’s leadership to express opposition to the move, said in a statement that Russia had yet to satisfy key criteria for its anti-doping agency’s readmission.
The 720S’s trademark butterfly doors that swing open skywards, give the car an element of drama
The 720S’s trademark butterfly doors that swing open skywards, give the car an element of drama

The McLaren720S: The smooth operator

Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 08:44 PM IST
Soon to zoom down Indian roads, the super car is devastatingly smooth
Stoffel Vandoorne replaced Jenson Button at McLaren for the 2017 campaign.(AFP)
Stoffel Vandoorne replaced Jenson Button at McLaren for the 2017 campaign.(AFP)

Stoffel Vandoorne leaving McLaren at season’s end

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 04:49 PM IST
Stoffel Vandoorne has raced in 34 Grands Prix since his debut in 2016, but he has struggled this season and is 16th in the standings with just eight points.
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