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MEDLAND: Why Renault and McLaren are singing different tunes

As Formula 1 teams began to offer the first glimpses of what their 2019 cars will look like this week, the attitude from two in (...)

McLaren’s Lando Norris expects to learn from errors in debut F1 season

The 19-year-old faces a stern task to follow on from Fernando Alonso but knows his first campaign will be a learning curve

Lando Norris, who next month will become the youngest British driver to compete in Formula One, has said he knows he will make mistakes while under the intense scrutiny of his debut season for McLaren. Norris will be 19 at the first grand prix in Melbourne and faces by far the most challenging test of his career as he seeks to make his mark at a team still in the throes of rebuilding after four years of underperformance.

Norris and his teammate Carlos Sainz Jr replace Fernando Alonso, who has retired from F1, and Stoffel Vandoorne, who was dropped by McLaren at the end of last season.

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McLaren ‘a bit of a mid-term project,’ Sainz says

McLaren needs to be careful when making predictions for 2019 but will eventually return to the front of the grid, according to Carlos Sainz. (...)

McLaren launches MCL34

McLaren has become the latest team to launch its 2019 car, with the MCL34 unveiled at its headquarters in Woking on Thursday. The new car (...)

McLaren announces Seidl start date

McLaren has announced that Andreas Seidl will start in his position of managing director of the Formula 1 team on May 1. Seidl has been (...)

McLaren lands commercial deal with British American Tobacco

• BAT will promote its electronic smoking alternatives
• Williams launches 2019 car in a different shade of blue

British American Tobacco, which withdrew from Formula One in 2006, when tobacco advertising was banned from the sport, is to return in a “global partnership” with McLaren. BAT is the second tobacco company to return to F1 for promotional purposes that are not covered by the ban.

BAT ran its own team after buying Tyrrell in 1997 and formally entered in 1999 as British American Racing. They took 15 podium places and Jenson Button was at the wheel during their most successful season, when they were second in the 2004 constructors’ championship. The team were sold to Honda in 2006.

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Pressure’s on McLaren, not Norris, Brown says

Zak Brown insists McLaren will not place too much pressure on Lando Norris to try and help the team recover from its recent poor form in (...)

McLaren unveils vision of F1 in 2050

McLaren has unveiled a vision of what it believes grand prix racing could look like in 2050, including a concept Formula 1 car and tracks. (...)

Former Porsche WEC boss Seidl joins McLaren

Former Porsche World Endurance Championship boss Andreas Seidl has been named managing director of McLaren’s Formula 1 team. Seidl had (...)

McLaren chasing reliability ahead of winter testing

McLaren is placing an emphasis on reliability with its 2019 car after facing a number of issues during pre-season testing last year. (...)

McLaren to launch 2019 car on February 14

McLaren has announced the launch date for its 2019 car, with the MCL34 to be unveiled on February 14. The 2019 car will be the second to (...)

IndyCar fills United States gap for McLaren

McLaren is using its IndyCar project to give more exposure to the team’s partners in the United States than Formula 1 currently (...)