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The influences of Mercedes on McLaren's 2021 challenger Plus

The influences of Mercedes on McLaren's 2021 challenger

McLaren is the first Formula 1 team to show its hand with a Mercedes-powered iteration of the MCL35 that helped it to finish third in 2020. But its engine isn't the only area where McLaren has taken inspiration from the reigning champion

Why the McLaren MCL35M will be F1 2021's most different car

When McLaren pulls the covers off its new MCL35M at its Woking factory this evening, the expectation is of it being Formula 1's most different car of 2021

Top 10 McLaren F1 cars ranked: M23, MP4/4 and more

McLaren has taken eight constructors' and 12 drivers' championships since it arrived in F1 in 1966. But from such esteemed company, which is its best car? LUCY RIMMER and KEVIN TURNER pick out the best of the best

Podcast: Why McLaren can become an F1 force again

As McLaren celebrated its third-place finish in the Formula 1 constructors' championship in Abu Dhabi last year, the doldrums of the Honda era seemed a distant memory

McLaren CEO Brown eager to see calendar rotation in future F1 seasons

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown is eager to see Formula 1 introduce a calendar rotation model in future seasons, believing it could help some races become more sustainable

Why McLaren can be a true force in F1 again Plus

Why McLaren can be a true force in F1 again

History's second most successful Formula 1 team fell far, and fell hard at the start of the turbo hybrid era. But out of the doldrums of the Honda era, at last a revitalised empire is preparing to strike back with Mercedes power and a reinforced driver lineup

The numbers that reveal McLaren's revival Plus

The numbers that reveal McLaren's revival

McLaren hasn't had F1's fastest car since 2012, but was closer to the outright pace in 2020 than it had been at any point since 2013 - certainly a source of encouragement to a team that has endured numerous ups and downs in its 55-year history

Brown: McLaren "became a bit Darth Vader" in declining F1 years

McLaren became "a bit Darth Vader" in its declining years and needed to become warmer as a Formula 1 organisation, believes CEO Zak Brown

Brown: New era of F1 rules plays to McLaren's "sweet spot"

The new era of Formula 1 featuring a budget cap and a revised governance structure will play towards McLaren's "sweet spot", according to Zak Brown

Norris: Ricciardo's race-winning experience in F1 can take McLaren forward

Lando Norris believes new McLaren team-mate Daniel Ricciardo can help the team "move forward" with his Formula 1 race-winning experience in 2021

Rosenqvist settled into McLaren IndyCar team in "very natural way"

New Arrow McLaren SP recruit Felix Rosenqvist believes he has settled into his new IndyCar home in a "very natural way" ahead of the 2021 season

McLaren sets launch date for 2021 MCL35M Formula 1 car

McLaren has announced it will unveil its new car for the 2021 Formula 1 season, the MCL35M, on 15 February

McLaren fires up Mercedes-powered MCL35M F1 car for first time

McLaren has fired up its new Mercedes-powered MCL35M for the first time ahead of the 2021 Formula 1 season

2021 McLaren F1 car "essentially new" due to Mercedes engine switch

McLaren's switch to Mercedes power units means it has designed "essentially a new car" for 2021, despite the stability in the Formula 1 regulations

McLaren targets low-speed performance in upgraded 2021 F1 car

McLaren is targeting improved low speed performance and a car less sensitive to gusty conditions with its 2021 Formula 1 challenger

Norris confident Mercedes F1 power unit will be "better" for McLaren

Lando Norris believes the Mercedes Formula 1 power unit package will be "much better" for McLaren in 2021 following its move away from Renault

How McLaren's F1 homework plan will get Ricciardo up to speed

McLaren has one target in mind for Daniel Ricciardo's first Formula 1 grand prix on board: that team and driver feel like they have been together for years

Sainz backs McLaren to become "force to be reckoned with" in F1

Carlos Sainz Jr believes McLaren is building up to become a "force to be reckoned with" in Formula 1 and can "hit the ground running" under the 2022 regulations

McLaren explains how Norris has grown as an F1 driver

McLaren has revealed the ways Lando Norris has grown as a Formula 1 driver, despite having already demonstrated some strong traits before making his race debut

McLaren "very proud" of F1 driver Norris' mental health work

McLaren Racing boss Zak Brown feels "very proud" of Lando Norris's work to open up about mental health in Formula 1, praising his authentic and honest approach

How McLaren triumphed in F1 2020's best battle Plus

How McLaren triumphed in F1 2020's best battle

Three years ago, the famous Woking squad finished ninth in the constructors' standings and was in a state of disarray. But in 2020, its recovery continued in style with a smash-and-grab of third place that bodes well for its short-term prospects

Can McLaren keep cutting the gap to Mercedes in F1 in 2021?

The Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi may have been a dead-rubber in the title fight, but the battle for third in the constructors' remained a major storyline

McLaren: "Outdated" F1 infrastructure still a weakness

McLaren says its "outdated infrastructure" means it must not get carried away and think it can beat Formula 1's biggest teams in the short term

Fast tracking updates key to McLaren's third in 2020 F1 championship

McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andreas Seidl believes the team's decision to fast track aerodynamic updates to the 2020 season has been key in securing third in the world championship

McLaren hopes F1 drivers Ricciardo and Norris share "box of secrets"

McLaren Formula 1 racing director Andrea Stella says the close relationship between Carlos Sainz Jr and Lando Norris encouraged both men to open their "box of secrets" and share information

How McLaren's "healthy environment" helped Sainz exceed expectations

Carlos Sainz Jr has hailed McLaren's support and "healthy environment" as being key factors in exceeding the Formula 1 team's expectations during his two-year stint at the Woking outfit

McLaren sticking to "targeted" approach for F1 young driver programme

McLaren has no plans to abandon its "very targeted" approach to its young Formula 1 driver programme, wishing to avoid the issue of struggling to place its talent

The McLaren that rendered its Indy rivals obsolete Plus

The McLaren that rendered its Indy rivals obsolete

When founder Bruce McLaren died in June 1970, his team could have folded. Instead, his loyal band rallied to produce a string of winners - including an Indycar game-changer that won its third Indianapolis 500 five years after its debut

Montoya was "very clear" choice for third Arrow McLaren SP Indy 500 entry

Juan Pablo Montoya was the "very clear" choice for McLaren to field in its third car entry to the Indianapolis 500 in 2021, according to Zak Brown

McLaren's "fragile" business model risked F1 progress without new investment

McLaren believes its previously "fragile" business model risked hurting the progress of its Formula 1 team if it had not found fresh investment

Ex-VW, McLaren head Jost Capito to become Williams F1's CEO

German motor industry and racing veteran Jost Capito will become Williams Formula 1 team's new CEO in February, while Simon Roberts takes on the role of team principal full-time

Who are McLaren's new Formula 1 investors?

McLaren ended a turbulent 2020 on a high on Sunday as it clinched third place in the Formula 1 constructors' championship, marking its best finish since 2012

How McLaren turned shop floor mutiny into credible recovery Plus

How McLaren turned shop floor mutiny into credible recovery

For so long nearly a laughing stock in Formula 1, such has been the magnitude of its fall, McLaren has had to re-examine its entire working culture. STUART CODLING explains how results this past season show the pain might have been worth it...

McLaren: Too early to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull in 2021

McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andreas Seidl thinks it is too early for his team to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull in 2021, despite finishing third in the constructors' championship

McLaren braced for Racing Point fightback in F1 constructors' battle decider

McLaren is braced for a fightback from Racing Point in Abu Dhabi despite giving itself the "best opportunity" to overturn the gap for third in the Formula 1 constructors' championship

McLaren sells £185m stake in F1 team to US consortium MSP Sport Capital

McLaren has confirmed that it has sold a minority stake in its Formula 1 team to a US-based consortium as part of a £185million investment deal

McLaren set to sell stake in F1 team to American investors

McLaren is poised to announce the sale of a stake in its Formula 1 team to American investors ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

McLaren advances plans for company restructure and £500m refinancing

McLaren has made advances with a £500million refinancing plan for the entire company, which could include selling a minority stake in its Formula 1 team

Ex-F1 ace Montoya returns to McLaren for '21 Indy 500 bid

Ex-Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya will return to McLaren in 2021 to race a third Arrow McLaren SP car in the Indianapolis 500

Seidl: McLaren must "not get carried away" after Bahrain result

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl has cautioned his team must "not get carried away" after a strong Bahrain Grand Prix result provided a huge boost for the constructors' championship

Sainz "very angry" as McLaren F1 car issue dents Bahrain GP hopes

Carlos Sainz Jr says he feels "very angry" that both his qualifying and race hopes at the Bahrain Grand Prix have been wrecked by a car failure

Why F1's smiling fighter can take McLaren to the next level Plus

Why F1's smiling fighter can take McLaren to the next level

Daniel Ricciardo is one of the few proven grand prix winners on the current Formula 1 grid. It's been a while since he stood on the top step of the podium but, as he tells Autosport, he knows he can do the job - both for Renault now and McLaren next year

Seidl: Emilia Romagna GP result "damage limitation" for McLaren

McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andreas Seidl says its Emilia Romagna GP was one of "damage limitation" after a poor qualifying session hampered both drivers

Chip Ganassi driver Rosenqvist seals Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar move for 2021

Felix Rosenqvist will join Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet for the 2021 IndyCar season, as predicted by Autosport

McLaren to redesign F1 car parts for high-load nature of Turkish GP

McLaren will make a number of changes to the parts in its MCL35 to cope with high loadings that are specific to Formula 1's upcoming Turkish Grand Prix

Why McLaren deems its £200m gamble a necessary strategy Plus

Why McLaren deems its £200m gamble a necessary strategy

McLaren has put its award-winning Norman Foster-designed headquarters up for sale - but it's not planning on moving out. STUART CODLING investigates why it's come to this...

Leading F1 Portuguese GP "a nice taste" for McLaren

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl says the sight of Carlos Sainz Jr leading the Portuguese Grand Prix created "a nice taste", despite knowing it wouldn't last

McLaren takes "next step" with F1 upgrades package at Portuguese GP

McLaren believes it has made the "next step" in the understanding of its upgrade package, after an encouraging showing so far at the Portuguese Grand Prix

McLaren would have considered Magnussen for IndyCar seat

McLaren would have considered signing Kevin Magnussen to its IndyCar team had it not already finalised its line-up for 2021, according to Zak Brown

McLaren refines F1 COVID protocols to avoid "complacency"

McLaren has further refined its COVID-19 protocols after the positive tests that hit other Formula 1 teams at the Eifel Grand Prix in an attempt to avoid "complacency"

McLaren to gradually reintroduce F1 updates after Nurburgring struggles

McLaren will gradually introduce the updates it debuted at the Nurburgring two weeks ago after struggling to make a step forward in performance with its Formula 1 car

McLaren "strongly believes" in its new F1 aero package

McLaren says it "strongly believes" its new Formula 1 aerodynamic package is exactly what is needed to fight back against its closest rivals, despite Carlos Sainz Jr's recent doubts

Askew declared fit to race in St Petersburg IndyCar finale with Arrow McLaren SP

Oliver Askew has been given clearance by the IndyCar medical team to return to action for this weekend's season finale in St. Petersburg with Arrow McLaren SP

Hamilton hopes McLaren boss Whitmarsh has forgiven him for 2012 exit

Lewis Hamilton says he hopes ex-McLaren Formula 1 boss Martin Whitmarsh has forgiven him by now for leaving the team to join Mercedes at the end of 2012

The McLaren that improved on its revolutionary forebear Plus

The McLaren that improved on its revolutionary forebear

McLaren broke new ground with carbonfibre construction but its second iteration of fully composite chassis proved much more successful. STUART CODLING remembers the MP4/2

Rosenqvist set to leave Ganassi and join Arrow McLaren SP for 2021 IndyCar season

Felix Rosenqvist is set to leave Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the IndyCar season to partner Pato O'Ward in the Arrow McLaren SP team in 2021

O’Ward to stay with Arrow McLaren SP for 2021

Pato O'Ward will remain with the Arrow McLaren SP team for the 2021 IndyCar season, having shown "incredible form this year" according to team co-owner Sam Schmidt

Arrow McLaren SP drops IndyCar rookie Askew for 2021 season

Oliver Askew will not be retained by Arrow McLaren SP for 2021, but may still race for the team in the IndyCar finale at St. Petersburg

McLaren: Norris' F1 Eifel GP engine problem a repeat of Sainz's Spa issue

Lando Norris's race-ending failure at Formula 1's Eifel Grand Prix was a repeat of the Renault engine problem that stopped Carlos Sainz Jr before the start in Belgium

McLaren needed to run new F1 aero at Eifel GP despite little practice

McLaren principal Andreas Seidl says that the team had to run its new Formula 1 aero concept at the Nurburgring despite the compromises created by a lack of practice time