McLaren has an important racing event coming up in Russia. The company would be banking on the drivers, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.
As the drivers look to score points for their performances, the team’s boss, Yusuke Hasegawa would be trying to get the team the power unit to make a difference in the race.
Last year’s season had been troublesome for the company. Stoffel Vandoorne had been able to score the only points for the team in the New Year. That has been signs of improvement, but Hasegawa said that points need to be secured more and that should be the main goal of the company. As per him, the power unit is nearly close to being assembled with a weekend of races coming up. The team hopes to score good points this coming Sunday. (more…)
Former world champion Jenson Button believes McLaren Honda will come good despite their poor showing at the season opening Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Albert Park last weekend.
The Englishman finished the race in last place, a full two laps down on eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton while rookie driver Kevin Magnussen, standing in for the injured Fernando Alonso did not even manage to finish the race. To cap it off, their qualifying session also didn’t go well and was the worst they have had in their long history.
This just goes to show exactly how far the team have fallen and how much they are behind the leading pack, especially the pace setting Mercedes cars. But Button, who signed a new two year deal with the team in December after being kept in the dark for much of the season about his future, is confident that they will get things right. He believes the team’s new engine suppliers Honda will eventually get things right. (more…)
McLaren says that the crash of Fernando Alonso during testing in Spain was entirely due to the winds. Before this statement was made, there were rumours that any sort of electrical fault rendered Fernando Alonso senseless and thus the crash happened.
McLaren has said that the two times world champion racer is recovering steadily in a hospital located in Barcelona. The doctors intend to keep Alonso under observation. It was also reported that Alonso even talked for a brief while with his friends and family.
A picture of Alonso was posted on a popular social networking site by Louis Garcia Abad who is the manager of Alonso where Alonso is seen smiling and showing a thumbs up. McLaren thinks that it is not certain yet whether the Spanish driver will be participating in the upcoming week’s test which will continue for four days. The test will be conducted in Barcelona and the first race of the 2015 season will start on 15th March this year. (more…)