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Formula 1 – McLaren – Jerez Test – Day 4

February 11, 2012

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Lewis Hamilton was in the MP4-27 today for his second day of testing. Lewis completed 86 laps, and set a best time of 1m19.640s. David Redding, Team Manager, McLaren Racing: “Today was a good day of testing.  The first hour or so was spent aero data gathering, then Lewis embarked on two or three hours intensive […]

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Formula 1 – 2012 Jerez Test Day 3 Quotes

February 10, 2012

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MercedesGP once again upstaged their more fancied opponents on Day 3 of testing in Jerez, with Nico Rosberg posting the fastest time of the day. Read what all the drivers had to say here: Sebastian Vettel “It’s been two months since we were in the car, so it does take a couple of laps to […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – Jerez test – day two‏

February 9, 2012

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Jenson’s second day of testing with MP4-27 and another day spent getting used to the new chassis and evaluating a series of braking, set-up and software changes made to the car – particularly the effect on balance and stability at both high and low speeds. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team manager David Redding: “Despite the cold […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Launch MP4-27

February 2, 2012

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By Vodafone McLaren Mercedes The continuation of our double world-champion driver line-up, further consolidation of our championship-winning engineering team and a subtle, yet deep-reaching technical update of our car all underpin the world-class strength, experience and ambition that exists at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes ahead of the 2012 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.   This morning’s […]

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Formula 1 – Hamilton Edges Vettel In FP2

November 26, 2011

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Hear from every driver after FP 1 & 2 in Brazil, and read more about Lewis Hamilton’s Senna-inspired helmet. Red Bull Racing Mark Webber “The track is hot, not super hot in terms of ambient conditions, but the track is very warm and it’s humid too. It’s also pretty windy, so it wasn’t the easiest […]

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Formula 1 – Lewis Hamilton Back In The Winners Circle

November 14, 2011

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After a drama packed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was elated to finally take the top step on the podium again. Here’s what all the drivers thought. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Lewis Hamilton “This result is just fantastic. I’m usually my own biggest critic – I’m always hard on myself when I make mistakes – […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Scores Inaugural Indian Grand Prix Pole

October 30, 2011

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Sebastien Vettel continued his 2011 qualification dominance, storming to another pole position with a time of 1m 24.178s. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton will rue his 3 place grid penalty, as he set the second fastest time of 1m24.474. Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber was third fastest, with Fernando Alonso proving again to be the best of the […]

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Formula 1 – Massa Fastest On Day 1 At Indian Grand Prix

October 29, 2011

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The time for pre-event simulations & talking was over, as the covers were pulled off the Buddh International Circuit and the first wheel was turned in anger. Ferrari’s Felippe Massa, enjoying a return to form, pocketed a small piece of history by recording the fastest time of the day with a 1m 25.706s in P2. […]

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Formula 1 – Sebastien Vettel Wins. Again!

October 17, 2011

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Different circuit. Same result. Lewis Hamilton started from Pole, but within the opening laps of the Korean Grand Prix it seemed like it would be yet another race for second place on the podium. And so it was, as Vettel drove into the distance, he left behind him a scrap between Hamilton and his Red […]

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Formula 1 – Button Leads McLaren Charge In Free Practice In Japan

October 8, 2011

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McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button set the early pace in Japan, posting the fastest time in a somewhat inconclusive Free Practice 2 session. The Ferrari’s of Fernando Alonso & Felippe Massa were around the mark all day, but for a moment it looked as if everyone would be overshadowed by Australian Mark Webber. But then […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Sign Jenson Button To Long Term Contract

October 5, 2011

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to confirm that it has re-signed 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button to a new multi-year contract. ‪ ‪ Jenson’s re-signing is a move that will strengthen Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ long-term stability as it continues to grow and develop its race-winning form into further world championship successes. ‪   […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Dominates Singapore, Tightens Grip On Championship

September 26, 2011

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After driving into the distance on a warm evening in Singapore, Red Bull Racing‘s flying German Sebastien Vettel already has one hand on the 2011 Formula 1 Drivers Championship. The only thing that could spoil Seb’s night was a strong finish from Jenson Button, which Jenson duly provided, finishing second ahead of Vettel’s team mate […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing Lock Out Front Row In Singapore

September 25, 2011

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Red Bull Racing‘s Sebastien Vettel is poised to celebrate back to back Formula 1 Championships after yet another dominant qualifying performance sealed pole position for the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix. His teammate Mark Webber will start alongside him in P2, with McLaren Mercedes Jenson Button edging out Lewis Hamilton to start 3rd. Lewis just held […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Hire Sam Michael As Sporting Director

September 13, 2011

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to announce that Sam Michael will join the team as Sporting Director from the 2012 season onwards. With 18 continuous years in the industry, Sam is a hugely experienced Formula 1 professional. After starting his Grand Prix career with Team Lotus in 1993, he joined Jordan Grand Prix in 1995, […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Cruises At Monza, Closes In On Championship

September 12, 2011

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After sitting behind Fernando Alonso‘s Ferrari & the safety car early in the race, Red Bull Racing‘s Sebastien Vettel drove into the distance, along with the hopes of those trailing him in the 2011 Championship. Teammate Mark Webber‘s title charge was effectively ended, crashing out on lap 5. Jenson Button claimed second place on the […]

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Formula 1 – Italian Grand Prix FP1/2 Round Up

September 10, 2011

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Sebastien Vettel just got the edge on Lewis Hamilton in FP2, after no driver got close to the Brit in FP1. Michael Schumacher was a surprise third fastest, holding off the Ferrari’s & Red Bull’s Mark Webber.   Red Bull Racing   Sebastian Vettel   “It was an interesting day. It’s a track that traditionally […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Snares Pole In Dramatic Spa Qualifying

August 28, 2011

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In a final flurry of swinging fortunes, and in wet conditions, Red Bull Racing‘s Sebastien Vettel took pole away from Lewis Hamilton for yet another pole position of a dominant 2011 season for the German. His teammate Mark Webber will start 3rd on the grid, with Massa surprisingly putting his Ferrari in 4th. Bruno Senna […]

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Formula 1 – Mark Webber Signs With Red Bull For 2012

August 27, 2011

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Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that Mark Webber’s contract has been extended for another year, meaning the Australian will continue to drive for the team in 2012. Mark Webber said: “I want to continue racing at the top in Formula One so it’s a nobrainer to remain at Red Bull Racing for another […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Belgian Grand Prix Preview

August 23, 2011

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Lewis Hamilton “After a month out of the cockpit, I think every driver on the grid is really looking forward to racing on a track like Spa-Francorchamps, which is easily one of the greatest circuits in the world. “Spa’s always been one of my favourite tracks – it’s a place where you really feel on […]

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Formula 1 – Button Celebrates 200th Grand Prix In Style

August 1, 2011

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JENSON BUTTON MP4-26A-04 Started:            3rd Finished:          1st Fastest lap:      1m23.937s (+0.522s, 6th) Pitstops:          Three: laps 11, 27 and 43 (Int-Op-Op-Pri) 2011 points:     134 (5th) “I want to say a big, big thank you to the team today. The car worked a treat in all conditions, and we made all the right strategy calls. We deserved […]

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