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Be an F1 Driver Everyday

Posted in Formula 1, McLaren Mercedes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2010 by autoracingpower

F1’s McLaren is bringing “affordable” F1 racing style to your driveway. The newly unveiled MP4-12C is a high-performance sports car that fused the Formula 1 principles with the customer expectations. This supercar isn’t McLaren’s first attempt at a road car, the McLaren F1 was introduced 15 years ago, but only a rare 107 were built. This time around, this luxury sports car plans to be produced at a rate of 1,000 cars a year.

This super 2-seater is anticipated to sell for £150,000. Why so ‘affordable?’ Well, the lightweight one-piece carbon-fiber chassis allows McLaren to place the price tag about half as high as it normally would be expected for a car of its nature.

Racing an F1 Canoe?

Posted in Formula 1, McLaren Mercedes, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by autoracingpower

What does a 2010 F1 race car have in common with a everyday canoe paddle? Nothing. At least that was the story until F1 powerhouse McLaren and the British Canoe Union combined forces to apply F1 technology to the water sport. Continue reading

Silver Arrows Return to Formula 1

Posted in Brawn GP, Formula 1, McLaren Mercedes with tags , , , on November 18, 2009 by autoracingpower

Mercedes-Benz has announced that it has bought a controlling stake in the recently-crowned Formula 1 champions Brawn GP and re-named it Mercedes Grand Prix.

Williams Toyota Still Toying with KERS for 2010

Posted in Auto Parts, Formula 1, FOTA, KERS, McLaren Mercedes with tags , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by autoracingpower
KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

Williams Toyota is still considering running KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) in the 2010 Formula 1 season. This would conflict with the FOTA’s ban KERS in 2010 but Williams is not apart of FOTA as they chose to break ranks and sign up for the 2010 Formula 1 season during the FOTA vs. FIA battle.

The FOTA KERS ban is considered a gentleman’s agreement among the FOTA members but Williams has continued to develop their flywheel KERS system throughout the year as the technical regulations will permit teams to use the controversial hybrid system in 2010.

One FOTA member that may want to consider reviewing the KERS ban is McLaren, who have built a reliable system and used it in many races this season.

Source: MSN Sports

Formula 1 Rebel Teams Announce Break Away From FIA

Posted in BMW Sauber, Brawn GP, Ferrari, Formula 1, FOTA, McLaren Mercedes, Red Bull, Renault, Toro Rosso, Toyota with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2009 by autoracingpower

FOTA Formula 1The Formula One Team Association (FOTA) has announced their intention to withdraw from the Formula One Championship at the end of the season and create their own championship series for 2010. FOTA is comprised of Brawn GP, McLaren, Renault, Ferrari, BMW Sauber, Toyota, Red Bull and Toro Rosso. FOTA has been frustrated by recent budget cap proposals of £40 million and a general disregard of the team’s opinions by the FIA.

Click through to read the statement released by FOTA:

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‘KERS Not Relevant to Road Cars According to Mercedes Engineer

Posted in Auto Parts, Formula 1, KERS, McLaren Mercedes with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by autoracingpower
KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

McLaren-Mercedes is the only Formula 1 team that has run KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) on both of its cars in every race this season. McLaren has developed two different KERS. One system is electric and uses batteries to store power, while the other is mechanical and uses a flywheel to store power.

A source inside the engineering department has stated that neither KERS system currently has an application for road vehicles at this time. McLaren managing director Anthony Sheriff recently said, “What’s important is that it’s pushing the envelope of battery technology to its limits and that has got to be good news.”

Source: Autoblog

New Evidence Disqualifies Hamilton from Australian GP

Posted in Formula 1, Jarno Trulli, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren Mercedes, Toyota with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by autoracingpower

hamilton-australian-gpIn last Sunday’s Australian Formula 1 race, Toyota’s Jarno Trulli finished the race in the third. He was later penalized 25 seconds for an alleged illegal pass of Lewis Hamilton while the safety car was out. McLaren was responsible for filing the complaint. The Trulli’s penalty pushed Hamilton into the third position, a very impressive finish especially considering Hamilton started at 18th on the grid.

New evidence has now surfaced that is indicating Hamilton let Trulli go by intentionally. Hit the jump to continue… Continue reading