Articles about Mclaren

We lost an icon
If we are sometimes too eager to describe sporting figures as 'legends,' Niki Lauda, who has died aged 70, more than qualifies. A triple Formula 1 champion, he was a passionate, clever, and often inspired racer, in the fullest sense of the
The Spaniard missed out on the final grid position by 0.3mph during qualifying
Fernando Alonso will have to wait another year to have a crack at the Indy 500. The Spaniard's McLaren missed out on qualifying at the Brickyard, after it was knocked out by probably the smallest, newly sponsorless team on the grid.
‘A car designed for grand touring, not Banzai hot laps’
McLaren recently celebrated a milestone with its 20,000th modern road car built. That's already a massive count, but we're still excited to see more. We can never have too many McLarens on the road anyway, right? Lucky for us,
That’s a lot of McLarens
McLaren has announced that it has built its 20,000th road car at its production center in Woking. The factory was completed only in 2011, so that number discounts the 106 iconic F1s that were built between 1992 and 1998. Impressive stuff.
A supercar designed for comfort
What you want is a specialist. If a business has a focus, you trust it. Dine at a restaurant with a long rambling menu and you're being a fool to yourself. Perhaps, somewhere in the world, the kitchen does exist that
The perks of being a Formula 1 driver
Carlos Sainz Jr. is one of the McLaren F1 team's drivers. Being a Formula 1 driver comes with a few perks-like a decent company car.Because, it's not a given. Sure, if you drive for Ferrari or Mercedes, you'
At the Suzuka 10 Hours, behind the wheel of a McLaren 720S GT3
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen is set to return to racing later this year. Yep, that's the very same Mika Hakkinen who can also be described as a 50-year-old father-of-five. Please be our dad,
The Spaniard will have another crack at winning the Indy 500 in May
Fernando Alonso seems to be enjoying his life outside of Formula 1. The Spaniard has won Le Mans, launched his own racing team, and-just over a week ago-was hooning Toyota's Dakar Hilux around a desert.Now, another toy. McLaren
Made up of 467,854 Lego pieces and weighing 1,700kg
Why are we showing you a photo of a McLaren Senna coarsely pixelated and sent down a 56k modem? We're not. It's something vastly more wonderful. A McLaren Senna rendered in full size out of Lego.Not entirely out of
An interview with McLaren's Lando Norris
Interview by Dan ReadWhen the lights go out for F1's curtain raiser in Melbourne this weekend, 19-year-old Lando Norris will become the youngest British driver ever to start a Grand Prix. He's also the youngest driver on this
Bring it on
Fancy a mid-engined supercar but want more practicality and luxury? Fancy a front-engined GT but want a better drive and less weight? McLaren reckons you might well do, and will soon have you covered.A new McLaren GT is coming.
New wings here, new sponsors there—this is the class of 2019
Internet, say hello to the Formula 1 grid of 2019. Although if somebody told us that last year's cars had all just driven through a paint factory, we'd struggle to prove them wrong.The rule changes for 2019 have been
This is the McLaren MCL34
McLaren has no shortage of race victories and championships from over 50 years of competing in Formula 1, but it's now been seven years since the team's last win and more than a decade since its last title. So far
It’s still ugly, but also quite cute
Lego's recreations of the latest greatest performance cars are arriving just as thick and fast as McLaren's droves of supercars. And here's the latest combination of the two: Lego's McLaren Senna.It's as angular as you'd
Must have been a great day on the track
If you read the title of this car and immediately became curious, then you're reading the right website. This recent video from McLaren shows two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso swapping driver's seats with NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson.It'
Not traditionally beautiful, but beautifully effective. Beware the wing
Downforce isn't beautiful. Up until this year, we weren't sure. Then the McLaren Senna arrived, its appearance mostly aquatic bottom feeder with a dash of kitchen implement, and it was settled. Downforce is ugly.But form follows function, and McLaren
And the changes—inspired by the MP4/4—aren’t purely aesthetic
Ayrton Senna won the first of his three Formula 1 world championships in 1988, behind the wheel of a McLaren MP4/4. One especially devoted and especially wealthy Senna fan is honoring that anniversary with this-a P1 GTR (not an actual
It’s as fast as its namesake
Earlier this month, we reported that a new McLaren-branded smartphone, designed by the carmaker in collaboration with OnePlus, was set to be launched soon. Now, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has been unveiled, and its specs are as remarkable as that
It’s the “lightest car in its competitive set”
It's winter elsewhere in the world. The perfect time, apparently, to unwrap a V8-engined turbo supercar. This is McLaren's newest: the 720S Spider with a folding hardtop. Merry Christmas.It follows the 720S Coupe, using a development of that
A McLaren-branded phone has got to be pretty fast, after all
Collaborations between tech companies and luxury car manufacturers aren't new. Lamborghini has already come out with a smartphone, as have Porsche and Ferrari. Usually, these fade into obscurity either because they're crazy-expensive or just not any good.Now, OnePlus
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