MCL32 Tag

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor According to a report from the BBC, McLaren has contacted Mercedes about an engine supply deal. Which means it is already looking at other partners after numerous failures in preseason testing with current supplier Honda. Despite an improvement to sixth in the constructor’s championship in 2016, and an optimistic re-branding in the off season, McLaren is set to begin the new season at the back of the pack. Honda which maintained it could find a fix for the problems encountered during testing and have it ready in timeRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor McLaren’s miserable start to the 2017 season continued this morning in Barcelona when Honda had to change the engine in Stoffel Vandoorne’s MCL32 after an electrical issue limited the Belgian to just 34 laps in the first session of the day. The power unit change has taken the place of the afternoon session. It is the third such unscheduled change for McLaren and Honda after only five days of pre-season testing. Last week the team suffered from an oil tank failure and a valve issue whichRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The much anticipated 2017 Formula One cars finally took to the track en masse today at Circuit de Bracelona-Catalunya in Spain. Unsurprisingly Lewis Hamilton set the day’s fastest time with a solid 1:21.765 on the soft tires. Somewhat surprisingly, Sebastian Vettel nearly matched him with a 1:21.878 on the mediums! The Mercedes looks good, but Ferrari’s risky new design seems to work well. Both teams performed flawlessly and racked up the mileage. The Mercedes duo of Hamilton and newcomer Valtteri Bottas covered 152 laps for theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Fernando Alonso has admitted to that the fate of his Formula 1 future will be decided at the break during the summer. The 35-year-old Spaniard is in the final year of his current contract with McLaren. Since jumping over from Ferrari at the end of 2014, the two-time world champion has struggled due in large part to the rebuilding process that has taken place in Woking and with engine supplier Honda. Although 2017 brings new regulation changes and hope that the MCL32 will be aRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief After weeks of speculation, McLaren have finally showcased its 2017 Formula 1 car, the MCL32, but have also brought with it an orange and black livery. The team put hints out through social media that it would revert back to its traditional color and is just one of many notable changes with the newest challenger to the F1 grid. The Woking-based outfit also elected to drop the ‘MP4’ standard – which stood for Marlboro Project Four – as it has now moved away from the eraRead More