Boullier: McLaren-Honda will get there

Boullier: McLaren-Honda will get there

McLaren and Honda are in the second campaign of their latest spell as partners, working relentlessly to cut the gap to the front of the Formula 1 grid. GPUpdate.net spoke with the team's Racing Director, Eric Boullier, to run through ongoing progress, what is possible in 2017 and who will be driving its cars in the future. Read more…

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  1. Monday 18 July 2016

  2. Boullier: McLaren-Honda will get there 12:16

    Boullier: McLaren-Honda will get there

    McLaren and Honda are in the second campaign of their latest spell as partners, working relentlessly to cut the gap to the front of the Formula 1 grid.…

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  3. Tuesday 5 July 2016

  4. Boullier hails 'landmark' McLaren result 11:52

    Boullier hails 'landmark' McLaren result

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says the squad's Austrian Grand Prix result was a "landmark" as Jenson Button started from third on the grid and finished…

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  5. Monday 27 June 2016

  6. McLaren focused on reliability, points return 15:12

    McLaren focused on reliability, points return

    McLaren-Honda's focus at the Austrian Grand Prix will be on improved reliability and a return to the points-paying positions, according to the team's Racing…

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  7. Wednesday 1 June 2016

  8. Boullier: Double points finish 'encouraging' 11:14

    Boullier: Double points finish 'encouraging'

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier accepted the outfit held hopes of being more competitive in Monaco, but was nonetheless encouraged by a double points…

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  9. Tuesday 24 May 2016

  10. Boullier: Monaco should suit McLaren 13:22

    Boullier: Monaco should suit McLaren

    Eric Boullier is confident that Monaco will suit McLaren's Honda-powered MP4-31 "more than other circuits", as the partnership continues its push towards the…

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  11. Tuesday 10 May 2016

  12. Boullier hails 'unrelenting' development 11:32

    Boullier hails 'unrelenting' development

    Eric Boullier is optimistic that McLaren-Honda will be able to achieve stronger results across future Grands Prix as a result of its "unrelenting" development…

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  13. Tuesday 3 May 2016

  14. McLaren: Points finish reflects progress 10:40

    McLaren: Points finish reflects progress

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier is confident that the outfit has "turned the corner" after Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button both finished in the points…

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  15. Wednesday 27 April 2016

  16. McLaren yet to unlock potential - Boullier 12:54

    McLaren yet to unlock potential - Boullier

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has stressed that the outfit must continue to make gradual gains after insisting that it has yet to discover the full…

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  17. Saturday 16 April 2016

  18. Boullier: Vandoorne has nothing to prove 04:44

    Boullier: Vandoorne has nothing to prove

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne has nothing left to prove and merely needs an opportunity to race full-time in…

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  19. Wednesday 13 April 2016

  20. Boullier: McLaren must not squander chances 10:22

    Boullier: McLaren must not squander chances

    McLaren must not waste further opportunities to score championship points after a reliability issue robbed Jenson Button of a potential top 10 finish in…

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  21. Saturday 2 April 2016

  22. Boullier praises Vandoorne professionalism 06:47

    Boullier praises Vandoorne professionalism

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier praised the conduct of reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne after he stepped up to fill the place of Fernando Alonso in…

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  23. Monday 21 March 2016

  24. McLaren in position for points - Boullier 14:04

    McLaren in position for points - Boullier

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier is confident that the team will be in a position to score points in future Grands Prix despite leaving Australia…

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  25. Monday 7 March 2016

  26. McLaren yet to run full 2016-spec car 08:11

    McLaren yet to run full 2016-spec car

    McLaren-Honda will not run its complete 2016 package until the season opener in Australia, the team's Racing Director, Eric Boullier, has confirmed, after…

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  27. Thursday 3 March 2016

  28. Uncertainty over Formula 1 qualifying format 08:05

    Uncertainty over Formula 1 qualifying format

    Uncertainty remains over the qualifying format Formula 1 will use in 2016, following meetings between team bosses, drivers and the FIA at the Circuit de…

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  29. Sunday 1 November 2015

  30. McLaren 'not a charity' for Red Bull 14:19

    McLaren 'not a charity' for Red Bull

    McLaren has defended its stance of not wanting Honda to supply rival Red Bull with engines for the 2016 campaign, making clear that the team is "not a…

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  31. Saturday 24 October 2015

  32. Boullier: Magnussen will have successful career 10:44

    Boullier: Magnussen will have successful career

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says he is sure that test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen will have a successful career, following the team's decision…

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  33. Tuesday 20 October 2015

  34. Honda development going in 'good direction' 10:32

    Honda development going in 'good direction'

    Honda motorsport chief Yasuhisa Arai says the previous Russian Grand Prix proved that the firm's season-long engine development push is going in a "good…

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  35. Tuesday 13 October 2015

  36. Boullier satisfied with return to points 12:33

    Boullier satisfied with return to points

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier expressed satisfaction that the outfit was able to return to the points for the first time since the Hungarian Grand Prix…

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  37. Monday 5 October 2015

  38. Boullier: Button renewal 'incredibly motivating' 12:31

    Boullier: Button renewal 'incredibly motivating'

    Eric Boullier says the recent confirmation that Jenson Button will remain with McLaren-Honda for the 2016 season is "incredibly motivating" for the…

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  39. Friday 4 September 2015

  40. Boullier: McLaren 'intends' to keep Button 16:19

    Boullier: McLaren 'intends' to keep Button

    Eric Boullier says that McLaren "intends" to retain Jenson Button alongside Fernando Alonso next season, but also place Stoffel Vandoorne and Kevin Magnussen…

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  41. Wednesday 2 September 2015

  42. Honda braced for 'big challenge' at Monza 10:32

    Honda braced for 'big challenge' at Monza

    McLaren's engine supplier Honda says it is braced for a "big challenge" at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix, due to the importance of power at the Monza…

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  43. Tuesday 18 August 2015

  44. McLaren-Honda braced for Spa struggle 09:32

    McLaren-Honda braced for Spa struggle

    McLaren-Honda is bracing itself for further engine-related penalties and struggles at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, even though it remains confident of…

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  45. Wednesday 29 July 2015

  46. Boullier 'guarantees' McLaren-Honda success 13:24

    Boullier 'guarantees' McLaren-Honda success

    Eric Boullier has offered a "guarantee" that the renewed McLaren-Honda partnership will succeed, on the back of its best result of the campaign at the Hungarian…

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  47. Monday 20 July 2015

  48. Boullier frustrated by first-lap incidents 16:04

    Boullier frustrated by first-lap incidents

    Eric Boullier says a series of early incidents at recent races have masked the progress the renewed McLaren-Honda partnership has made since the start of the…

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  49. Thursday 16 July 2015

  50. Boullier says reliability can unlock 'seconds' 07:54

    Boullier says reliability can unlock 'seconds'

    Eric Boullier believes that McLaren's current package could be "seconds" per lap faster, and move firmly into Formula 1's top 10 positions, with solely…

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  51. Thursday 9 July 2015

  52. Boullier: Too early for Honda B-team 07:22

    Boullier: Too early for Honda B-team

    Eric Boullier says that while the prospect of a B-team is potentially attractive to McLaren and engine partner Honda, it is too early to contemplate such a move…

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  53. Monday 22 June 2015

  54. Honda readies updates for Silverstone 14:11

    Honda readies updates for Silverstone

    McLaren engine partner Honda says it is readying its next batch of upgrades for the British Grand Prix after another challenging race weekend in…

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  55. Tuesday 9 June 2015

  56. Boullier praises McLaren drivers' attitude 09:03

    Boullier praises McLaren drivers' attitude

    Eric Boullier has heaped praise on McLaren-Honda drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button for the attitude they have both displayed so far this season. The…

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  57. Tuesday 19 May 2015

  58. McLaren efforts focused on qualifying - Boullier 09:40

    McLaren efforts focused on qualifying - Boullier

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says the squad must improve its qualifying performance at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix if it is to collect its first…

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  59. Wednesday 29 April 2015

  60. McLaren to develop MP4-30 until final race 14:39

    McLaren to develop MP4-30 until final race

    McLaren has vowed to press on with development of its MP4-30 until the final round of the 2015 campaign, as the team attempts to gradually move back up the…

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  61. Monday 13 April 2015

  62. McLaren reliability a 'real positive' - Boullier 13:22

    McLaren reliability a 'real positive' - Boullier

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says that he can draw encouragement from the squad's double finish at the Chinese Grand Prix, even though the team was…

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  63. Wednesday 25 March 2015

  64. Button: Malaysia heat to test McLaren 13:08

    Button: Malaysia heat to test McLaren

    Jenson Button believes that the high temperatures expected at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix will test McLaren after a troublesome start to its 2015…

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  65. Friday 13 March 2015

  66. Doctors to decide on Alonso return – Boullier 12:33

    Doctors to decide on Alonso return – Boullier

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says it will be up to doctors to decide whether Fernando Alonso will be fit to return for the Malaysian Grand Prix at the…

    F1
  67. Sunday 1 March 2015

  68. McLaren prepared for tricky start to 2015 18:57

    McLaren prepared for tricky start to 2015

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says the squad is prepared for a tricky start to its 2015 campaign after pre-season testing concluded with more problems…

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  69. Sunday 22 February 2015

  70. Concussed Alonso to stay in hospital overnight 19:04

    Concussed Alonso to stay in hospital overnight

    McLaren has confirmed that Fernando Alonso will remain in hospital overnight, after suffering a concussion during his testing accident in Barcelona. The…

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  71. Friday 30 January 2015

  72. 07:24

    Video: Boullier on McLaren-Honda reunion

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  73. Boullier: McLaren restructure starting to pay off 07:23

    Boullier: McLaren restructure starting to pay off

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier believes that the recent structural changes at the team are showing signs of paying off. After arriving from Lotus…

    F1
  74. Saturday 20 December 2014

  75. McLaren sure it understands test woes 09:17

    McLaren sure it understands test woes

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says the squad understands the problems which affected the team during its first public test with Honda in Abu Dhabi and a…

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  76. Sunday 14 December 2014

  77. Boullier encouraged by Alonso signing 09:16

    Boullier encouraged by Alonso signing

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says that the signing of Fernando Alonso has to be considered as a major coup for the team as it enters a new era with…

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  78. Saturday 13 December 2014

  79. McLaren adamant Magnussen will return 13:21

    McLaren adamant Magnussen will return

    McLaren boss Ron Dennis insists that Kevin Magnussen has a future in Formula 1, despite the team pressing the 'pause' button on his career. Magnussen raced…

    F1
  80. Sunday 7 December 2014

  81. Boullier: 'No problem' with McLaren driver delay 10:12

    Boullier: 'No problem' with McLaren driver delay

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says there is "no problem" with the team's delay in deciding its 2015 driver line-up as it is simple taking time to ensure…

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  82. Tuesday 25 November 2014

  83. McLaren-Honda targets immediate success 12:52

    McLaren-Honda targets immediate success

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says the team will be targeting success from the very first race of its new engine partnership with Honda. Having…

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  84. Monday 10 November 2014

  85. Boullier praises 'superb' Button performance 14:31

    Boullier praises 'superb' Button performance

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has heaped praise on Jenson Button for producing a "superb" drive to fourth place in Sunday's Brazilian Grand…

    F1
  86. Tuesday 4 November 2014

  87. McLaren to maximise everything in Brazil 16:33

    McLaren to maximise everything in Brazil

    Eric Boullier says McLaren will be focusing on "maximising everything" at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend as the squad chases the best result possible in…

    F1
  88. Saturday 1 November 2014

  89. Teams divided over solution to F1 cost issues 09:05

    Teams divided over solution to F1 cost issues

    Leading figures from Formula 1 say that there are no easy solutions to the sport's financial predicament, in the wake of Marussia and Caterham entering…

    F1
  90. Thursday 16 October 2014

  91. McLaren plans 'major' late-season upgrade 16:34

    McLaren plans 'major' late-season upgrade

    McLaren is planning to introduce another "major upgrade" package before the end of the season. Having applied a raft of updates in Singapore, McLaren scored…

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  92. Wednesday 15 October 2014

  93. Boullier: Line-up needs to boost morale 11:32

    Boullier: Line-up needs to boost morale

    Eric Boullier says McLaren's 2015 driver pairing needs to "boost morale" amongst team members. While current team-mates Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen…

    F1
  94. Friday 26 September 2014

  95. Radiator seal led to Magnussen issue 12:05

    Radiator seal led to Magnussen issue

    McLaren has confirmed that a broken radiator seal led to hot air being pumped into Kevin Magnussen's cockpit during the Singapore Grand Prix, with action being…

    F1
  96. McLaren: Too late for third cars in 2015 10:07

    McLaren: Too late for third cars in 2015

    McLaren's Eric Boullier says there is not enough time for F1 teams to add a third car for the 2015 campaign, claiming that outfits would need at least half a…

    F1
  97. Monday 22 September 2014

  98. Boullier questions Red Bull radio messages 15:48

    Boullier questions Red Bull radio messages

    Eric Boullier reckons Red Bull issued coded messages to Daniel Ricciardo in the Singapore Grand Prix. In the run up to the Marina Bay event, the FIA banned…

    F1
  99. Sunday 21 September 2014

  100. Magnussen treated for burns after scoring point 17:05

    Magnussen treated for burns after scoring point

    Kevin Magnussen was treated for burns by doctors after the McLaren driver battled to 10th place at the Singapore Grand Prix. Magnussen claimed the final…

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  101. Tuesday 9 September 2014

  102. Boullier: 'Clear' Magnussen stepping up 18:01

    Boullier: 'Clear' Magnussen stepping up

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier does not believe Kevin Magnussen should change his approach despite consecutive time penalties at the Belgian and Italian…

    F1
  103. Tuesday 2 September 2014

  104. McLaren looks to consolidate fifth position 11:39

    McLaren looks to consolidate fifth position

    McLaren says its aim for the rest of the season is to secure fifth in the championship standings. The Woking-based team moved ahead of Force India courtesy…

    F1
  105. Wednesday 27 August 2014

  106. McLaren admits drivers 'uncomfortable' over futures 10:33

    McLaren admits drivers 'uncomfortable' over futures

    McLaren admits that the uncertainty over its line-up for 2015 and beyond has left Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen feeling "uncomfortable" about their futures…

    F1
  107. Monday 18 August 2014

  108. Boullier confident of McLaren improvements 16:53

    Boullier confident of McLaren improvements

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says his squad will show an improvement in form across the second half of the Formula 1 campaign - although the team's…

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  109. Monday 21 July 2014

  110. Boullier: Useful clutch of points squandered 16:45

    Boullier: Useful clutch of points squandered

    Eric Boullier believes McLaren lost out on scoring a "useful clutch of points" in the German Grand Prix. Jenson Button and team-mate Kevin Magnussen did…

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  111. Monday 14 July 2014

  112. McLaren still pushing MP4-29 development 13:41

    McLaren still pushing MP4-29 development

    Eric Boullier has made clear that McLaren will maintain a high rate of development with its MP4-29 chassis, in the hope of gaining benefits for both the second…

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  113. Wednesday 9 July 2014

  114. FRIC clampdown a surprise, Boullier admits 15:32

    FRIC clampdown a surprise, Boullier admits

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has admitted that the FIA's clampdown on FRIC suspension systems has come as a surprise. It was reported on Tuesday…

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  115. Monday 7 July 2014

  116. Decent race result for us, says Boullier 18:02

    Decent race result for us, says Boullier

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has said the team was "satisfied" after scoring 18 points in the British Grand Prix. Jenson Button led the outfit's…

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  117. Friday 27 June 2014

  118. McLaren in no rush over 2015 line-up 10:51

    McLaren in no rush over 2015 line-up

    McLaren is in no rush to determine its 2015 driver line-up, according to Racing Director Eric Boullier. Kevin Magnussen, who claimed last year's Formula…

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