2014 F1 cars 'look like aliens'

2014-01-23 10:17

Caterham team principal Cyril Abiteboul claims 2014 F1 cars will look like aliens with noses 'the stuff of nightmares'.

No wiper blades - imagine that

2014-01-17 13:11

Wiper blades are very important on a car but can also be very annoying. Imagine a car with no wiper blades at all?

No wiper blades - imagine that

2014-01-17 12:14

Wiper blades are very important on a car but can also be very annoying. Imagine a car with no wiper blades at all - once upon a time it was like that!

Tyre change penalises teams

2013-05-17 09:22

Pirelli has decided, six races into the 2013 season, to change the tyres it supplies to Formula 1 - a big setback for teams which made it work.

Lewis: 'I can handle anyone'

2013-05-07 08:43

Lewis Hamilton thinks he is now mature enough to handle any team mate, even Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso.

Lotus fighting for the title

2013-04-30 09:14

Lotus' overall improvement in form has lifted it to the front of the field and put it in the running for a 2013 title.

Losing teams blame tyres

2013-04-22 09:22

Pirelli's F1 tyres have come under scrutiny again as teams such as Williams, Sauber and McLaren blame the rubber for their poor race results.

McLaren backs struggling Perez

2013-04-16 09:20

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has admitted new team driver Sergio Perez has struggled since replacing Lewis Hamilton.

Button: Chinese GP a reboot

2013-04-08 07:44

McLaren is looking towards the 2013 Chinese F1 GP for a new beginning after its start to the season "fell below the high standards" of the team.

Button: 'We are improving'

2013-03-26 08:45

McLaren is optimistic about its cars, after drivers Sergio Perez and Jenson Button's and performance at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix.

No regrets, despite crisis - Perez

2013-03-22 08:01

New McLaren recruit Sergio Perez insists that he has no regrets about joining a team in crisis.

McLaren's Whitmarsh under pressure

2013-03-20 07:39

The buck will stop at Martin Whitmarsh if McLaren cannot quickly emerge from its early 2013 slump, according to former team driver David Coulthard.

Honda eyes F1 return

2013-03-19 08:36

In a bid to revive one of Formula 1's most successful partnerships, Honda plans to return to the sport as an engine supplier to McLaren.

McLaren to use 2012 F1 car?

2013-03-18 08:21

McLaren are not ruling out bringing back their 2012 Formula car after a miserable start to the season at the Australian Grand Prix.

Perez wants McLaren win

2013-03-14 08:38

McLaren Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez is eager to impress with a win for his new team - it's expected of him.

Super-fit Button's eye on Perez

2013-03-08 10:40

The McLaren F1 team says veteran Jenson Button is its "de facto No.1 driver" - team mate Sergio Perez still has to prove himself.

Honda power for McLaren?

2013-03-05 08:05

McLaren has yet to sign an engine deal for the new turbo V6 era beginning in 2014 though the team is in talks with Japanese automaker Honda.

Dallara to work with Formula E

2013-02-26 08:00

Italian race-car maker Dallara has joined a consortium to design and build chassis for the Formula E electric series due in 2014.

Perez sets the pace in Barcelona

2013-02-21 08:05

McLaren's Sergio Perez set the fastest lap on the second day of 2013 testing in Barcelona on Feb 20, followed by triple World champion Sebastian Vettel.

FIRST LOOK: Inside McLaren's P1

2013-02-13 10:14

McLaren has a clear goal for 2013 - to create the best performance car in the world both on and off the track. Take a peek inside the new P1!

Button sets the bar at Jerez

2013-02-06 07:59

Former World champ Jenson Button got off to a shaky start, but redeemed himself with the fastest lap time during the first day of testing.

McLaren: Lowe's future uncertain

2013-02-01 07:35

McLaren launched its 2013 F1 car on Jan 31 in England but notably absent was technical director Paddy Lowe.

Blade Runner buys R3.5m McLaren

2013-01-21 08:19

Paralympic and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius bought himself a gift to spoil himself for a "good year" - a R3.5-million topless McLaren 12C Spider.

Lewis: Schumi status impossible

2013-01-03 08:58

Lewis Hamilton, with his new Mercedes tenure having officially begun, says he wants to turn the struggling team into a Formula 1 front-runner.

Alonso eager for better season

2012-12-11 07:39

Fernando Alonso believes 2012 was his best season yet and hopes that, with a better car in 2013, a championship will be on the cards.


2014 F1 cars 'look like aliens'

2014-01-23 10:10

Caterham team principal Cyril Abiteboul has claimed 2014's Formula 1 cars will look like aliens, their noses 'the stuff of nightmares' that remind him of the movie 'Alien'.

No wiper blades - imagine that

2014-01-17 12:50

Wiper blades are very important on a car but can also be very annoying. Imagine a car with no wiper blades at all - once upon a time it was like that!

McLaren promises top tech names

2013-10-06 06:35

McLaren may be heading for its first Formula 1 season since 2006 without a win but the team is moving behind the scenes to bring in top technical talent for 2014.

Red-faced Jenson thanks fans

2013-05-13 07:57

Jenson Button shifted uneasily on Sunday when, after finishing eighth for McLaren in the Spanish Grand Prix, he was asked if the performance of his car was improving.

McLaren's 673kW P1: Hot on ice

2013-05-02 08:13

McLaren's next-generation sports car underwent extreme testing in frigid northern Sweden. Watch as the P1 is put through its paces!

Whitmarsh: 'I'll let them race'

2013-04-23 07:53

Jenson Button could be thankful that McLaren allowed drivers to race each other in the Bahrain Grand Prix, even as he accused team mate Sergio Perez of dangerous and 'dirty' driving.

'Unwelcome' Lewis' tale queried

2013-04-20 07:42

McLaren has questioned Lewis Hamilton's story that he was recently "thrown out" of that team's garage.

China GP: Things get personal

2013-04-10 08:13

The Chinese GP will see different kinds of rivalry, this time between team mates instead of rival teams.

Resta cool with hot Force India

2013-04-03 10:12

Paul di Resta now believes his staying at Force India was a good idea - the team is looking more competitive than McLaren.

Hamilton's Malaysian pit faux pas

2013-03-24 12:10

Former world champion Lewis Hamilton caused a few chuckles at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix when he accidentally pulled into the pits of his former team McLaren.

McLaren sticking with new car

2013-03-22 07:47

McLaren is pressing ahead with plans to improve its 2013 car, as suggestions begin to fade that its 2012 winning model could be resurrected.

Lewis: 'I'm proud of my decision'

2013-03-19 08:49

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he is happy to prove people wrong, especially those who criticised his move to Mercedes.

Cops seek charges for R37m pile-up

2013-03-19 08:01

Japanese authorities said they want to charge ten drivers over a R37-million multi-car pileup, involving eight Ferraris, one Lamborghini, a Mercedes-Benz and a very unfortunate Toyota Prius. VIDEO

Lotus wins Oz nail-biter

2013-03-17 09:38

A superb start to the 2013 Formula 1 season as Lotus wins the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Merc boss: 'Only results count'

2013-03-13 08:26

Mercedes is under pressure to succeed after disappointing results since it rejoined Formula 1 as a works team. Team boss TOTO WOLFF explains...

Perez under pressure at McLaren

2013-03-07 10:49

Rookie Sergio Perez has felt the added pressure of stepping up the Formula 1 grid with McLaren for the 2013 season.

McLaren: We're ready for battle

2013-02-28 08:03

McLaren is ready for the 2013 Formula 1 season though they don't expect new driver Sergio Perez to go out guns blazing at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

McLaren eco P1 ready for Geneva

2013-02-25 10:45

McLaren’s new supercar is on the loose with 673kW and a 370km/h top speed. And it claims to be friendlier to the ozone layer than a Honda Accord.

Brit cars tops for dream rides

2013-02-15 08:31

Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar... an online survey reveals that British automakers lead the way among dream cars. Would you choose a McLaren over a Lamborghini?

Perez: 'Everything is different'

2013-02-07 08:21

Sergio Perez is starting to settle in at McLaren although he says "everything is different" and he'll need to adapt to the new position.

Button, Perez start with a smile

2013-02-01 08:43

Lewis Hamilton's departure from McLaren has left Jenson Button with a more talkative and smiley team mate - and he's Mexican.

'Blast from past' for new McLaren

2013-02-01 07:09

McLaren has unveiled its 2013 Formula 1 car with a "blast from the past" procession of F1 racers

Perez speaks on life at McLaren

2013-01-10 08:56

Sergio Perez is struggling to comprehend how much life has changed despite going to the factory in an orange McLaren and getting a standing ovation from the 500 staff,

SA Rogue Rally entries begin

2012-12-12 17:47

South African supercar owners revving their V10s in anticipation of the Rogue Rally, can now start entering the event.

McLaren's supercar - P1 (Spy)

2012-11-30 13:02

The production version of the successor to the Mclaren F1 has been spotted doing test runs. McLaren has a simple aim for its new P1: “to be the best driver's car in the world on road and track”.

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