The racing outfit have announced that they plan to introduce new upgrades to their engines ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. Like Infiniti Red Bull Racing, McLaren have also exceeded their permissible number of engines – 4 – this season. The limit was revised to 5 earlier this year, but the drivers, who have had several repeated issues with the power units still exceeded FIA-per
Automakers Honda have released a short film called ‘Ignition’, featuring their Formula One driver, former World Champion Jenson Button. Fans of Formula One will find a special homage to a motorsport legend in the video – it features the voice of Ayrton Senna! The Brazilian legend, whose name is synonymous with the sport, is regarded by many as the greatest F1 driver of all time. Senna, who won 3 world cha
Vettel (L) with Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen The four-time world champion and racing prodigy said yesterday that there have not been many friendships in the sport, as was the case in the past, reports Motorsport.com The German, who currently races for Scuderia Ferrari, described this as “sad”, and insinuated that drivers had become more selfish, which had had a deleterious effect on forming lasting friendships and
Jenson Button and his wife Jessica Michibata Formula One driver Jenson Button and his wife, Argentinian-Japanese model Jessica Michibata, were staying at their French holiday home in St Tropez with a group of friends accompanying them when burglars targeted the home, reports the BBC. Button and his wife were asleep in bed when the burglary occurred, with the thieves making away with several valuables, most significantly
Button, with teammate Fernando Alonso in the background McLaren-Honda driver and 2009 World Champion Jenson Button is said to be in contention for a co-hosting role at popular motor TV show Top Gear, say several sources. Until earlier this year, the long-running and popular show was hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, and enjoyed an extensive worldwide viewership. The trio visited India in 2012 as well, running
The 2014 Hungarian GP: Winner Daniel Ricciardo(L) with Fernando Alonso (C) in 2nd and Hamilton in 3rd The first two Free Practice sessions at the Hungaroring concluded yesterday. With Qualifying set for 5:30 p.m this evening, here’s what we learned from the two sessions: Mercedes look to continue their domination: Although Nico Rosberg had complained of brake problems prior to FP1, he had no issues during either session.
Mourners outside the Sainte Reparate Cathedral in Nice, France where Bianchi’s funeral was held Mourners turned up in large numbers to commemorate the life of F1 driver Jules Bianchi, who lost his life on Saturday following 9 months in a coma. Services were held at the Sainte Reparate Cathedral in the driver’s hometown of Nice, France. The young Frenchman, who was only 25-years-old when he passed away, had
Jenson Button of Honda celebrates his victory at the Hungaroring in 2006 Date: 6 August 2006 Place: Hungaroring Winner: Jenson Button If ever there was a definition of a ‘rollercoaster career’, Jenson Button’s name would surely take pride of place in the dictionary! Since beginning his career at the turn of the century, Button has largely languished on the periphery of the sport. That was until the late 20
Fernando Alonso (L) and Jenson Button of McLaren-Honda The ‘third driver’ in a Formula One team might not have a very exciting job in today’s times, but the ‘third host’ on the Inside Line F1 Podcast does. Mithila Mehta debuts on our show and joins Kunal for the first time where they wonder if Mclaren might not be the fastest, but the funniest team of 2015. They talk about robots in Formula O
Although McLaren-Honda indicated changes to their car prior to Montreal, these appear not to have improved the team’s performance in the slightest, and this is something both team and drivers seem to be all too aware of. Teammates Fernando Alonso (L) and Jenson Button of McLaren-Honda Fernando Alonso was audibly agitated following first qualifying, which neither Alonso nor his teammate Jenson Button made it out of. Both
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen Over a month a half back on 22nd May, the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GDPA) had established and lauched the Global Fan Survey in order to gather fans’ opinions. To avoid a further dip in the TV ratings and in order to connect more to a younger audience, the drivers launched a Global Fan Survey which includes proposals such as refuelling and potentially louder and faster cars for the 2017 season.
Who will rule Silverstone? With Silverstone just around the corner, the Formula One world championship is reaching its zenith. Almost halfway into the season, it is clear that Mercedes will wrap up the drivers championship. But the Big Question is, Which Mercedes Will It Be? Lewis Hamilton has dominated the season till date, but teammate Nico Rosberg has started clawing back the lead. When the season started, first blood went to Hamilton wh
Fernando Alonso at the inaugration of the Fernando Alonso museum while seated on th McLaren MP4-30 Every team in the Formula 1 is allowed to use only four engine units for the entire season. Crossing the limit, the driver and team is slapped with a 10 place grid penalty which can be quite costly when it comes to grabbing championship points. Honda told Sky Sports that they would be changing the engine for Fernando Alonso’s car ah
Image Courtesy: Mercedes Nico Rosberg got the better of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Austrian Grand Prix to secure his third win of the season. The latter admitted that Rosberg was simply the faster driver of the two around the Red Bull Ring and downplayed the time penalty for crossing the white line at the pitlane exit. Felipe Massa crossed the line in third place to secure his first podium since last year'