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  1. Monday 4 January 2016

  2. De la Rosa urges McLaren to focus on 2017 09:45

    De la Rosa urges McLaren to focus on 2017

    Ex-Formula 1 driver Pedro de la Rosa has urged McLaren-Honda to focus its efforts on the 2017 campaign, when new technical regulations are set to come into…

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  3. Thursday 17 December 2015

  4. Dennis: Alonso has 'matured enormously' 10:50

    Dennis: Alonso has 'matured enormously'

    McLaren Group CEO Ron Dennis says that Fernando Alonso has "matured enormously" since his previous one-season stay at the team back in 2007. Alonso, after…

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  5. 2015 review: McLaren-Honda's plight 08:42

    2015 review: McLaren-Honda's plight

    For its penultimate post-season review, GPUpdate.net looks at the troubled reunion between McLaren and Honda, which left World Champion drivers Jenson Button…

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  6. Tuesday 8 December 2015

  7. Alonso: Public criticism helped Honda 12:03

    Alonso: Public criticism helped Honda

    Fernando Alonso reckons his public criticism of McLaren engine supplier Honda, in the form of team radio outbursts, has boosted the outfit's chances for…

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  8. Monday 7 December 2015

  9. Alonso samples Honda's MotoGP bike 09:33

    Alonso samples Honda's MotoGP bike

    Fernando Alonso was given the opportunity to test a range of racing machines during the Honda Thanks Day event last weekend, including the Japanese firm's…

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  10. Saturday 5 December 2015

  11. Alonso: Podiums 'minimum' target in 2016 09:21

    Alonso: Podiums 'minimum' target in 2016

    Fernando Alonso says that scoring podiums must be the minimum target for McLaren-Honda during the second year of its partnership in 2016. McLaren reunited…

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  12. Monday 30 November 2015

  13. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:34

    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Nico Rosberg rounded out the 2015 season with a lights-to-flag victory at the Yas Marina Circuit, completing a hat-trick of wins. GPUpdate.net presents its…

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  14. Dennis clarifies Alonso year-off comments 09:23

    Dennis clarifies Alonso year-off comments

    McLaren boss Ron Dennis has clarified comments he made about Fernando Alonso at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, insisting that the Spaniard will remain alongside…

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  15. Sunday 29 November 2015

  16. Alonso left frustrated by 'strange' penalty 16:52

    Alonso left frustrated by 'strange' penalty

    Fernando Alonso has hit out at the stewards for handing him a "strange" drive-through penalty during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Alonso slid into Pastor…

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  17. Saturday 28 November 2015

  18. Alonso surprised by sabbatical talk 17:12

    Alonso surprised by sabbatical talk

    Fernando Alonso says he was "the first to be surprised" at Ron Dennis' comments that he could take a sabbatical next year if McLaren-Honda remains…

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  19. Thursday 26 November 2015

  20. Alonso says tough season 'necessary' 12:53

    Alonso says tough season 'necessary'

    Fernando Alonso says that a challenging 2015 season was "necessary" in order to put himself in a position to challenge for world titles once more. Alonso…

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  21. Monday 23 November 2015

  22. Alonso: Abu Dhabi important for 2016 11:50

    Alonso: Abu Dhabi important for 2016

    Fernando Alonso says every session at this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be important for McLaren-Honda, as it bids to make significant progress over the…

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  23. Sunday 15 November 2015

  24. Alonso relieved to reach the finish 19:08

    Alonso relieved to reach the finish

    Fernando Alonso says he was relieved to reach the finish of the Brazilian Grand Prix after a succession of technical issues. Alonso, who completed just one…

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  25. Alonso takes on 12th engine of season 13:06

    Alonso takes on 12th engine of season

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has moved on to his 12th Honda engine of the 2015 campaign for the Brazilian Grand Prix, following another stoppage in…

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  26. Saturday 14 November 2015

  27. Alonso admits to 'a lot of frustration' 18:48

    Alonso admits to 'a lot of frustration'

    Fernando Alonso has admitted to "a lot of frustration" after a technical issue ended his Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying session. Alonso, who had reverted to…

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  28. Friday 13 November 2015

  29. Alonso accepts personal improvements required 10:14

    Alonso accepts personal improvements required

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has admitted that he has not performed to his full potential in 2015 and needs to improve in 2016, when the squad hopes to be…

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  30. Monday 9 November 2015

  31. Alonso adamant McLaren still making progress 12:32

    Alonso adamant McLaren still making progress

    Fernando Alonso remains adamant that McLaren-Honda is still making progress with its package, despite being hampered by reliability problems at the previous two…

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  32. Monday 2 November 2015

  33. Alonso raced 'out of respect' for fans 07:28

    Alonso raced 'out of respect' for fans

    Fernando Alonso says he and McLaren-Honda chose to take part in the Mexican Grand Prix "out of respect" for the spectators at the track, after spotting a…

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  34. Sunday 1 November 2015

  35. McLaren needs 'rain and chaos' – Alonso 09:40

    McLaren needs 'rain and chaos' – Alonso

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says that the outfit needs "rain and chaos" if it is to pick up a result at the Mexican Grand Prix amid another challenging…

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  36. Friday 30 October 2015

  37. Button braced for 50-place grid penalty 10:49

    Button braced for 50-place grid penalty

    McLaren driver Jenson Button is set for a 50-place grid penalty at this weekend's Mexican Grand Prix, as he faces a double Honda engine change, with team-mate…

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  38. Tuesday 27 October 2015

  39. Alonso excited by Mexican GP 'unknown' 12:57

    Alonso excited by Mexican GP 'unknown'

    Fernando Alonso says he is excited by the "unknown" nature of this weekend's Mexican Grand Prix, which is back on the Formula 1 calendar after more than two…

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  40. Monday 26 October 2015

  41. Button: 'Perfect' strategy earned sixth 15:28

    Button: 'Perfect' strategy earned sixth

    Jenson Button says he and McLaren-Honda earned sixth position and eight points in Sunday afternoon's United States Grand Prix with a "perfect…

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  42. Sunday 18 October 2015

  43. 05:42

    Video of the Day: Behind-the-scenes at MTC

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  44. Wednesday 14 October 2015

  45. 13:08

    Video: How fit does a driver need to be?

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  46. Saturday 10 October 2015

  47. McLaren-Honda set for 'experimental' race 15:15

    McLaren-Honda set for 'experimental' race

    McLaren-Honda drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button are braced for "experimental" races at the Russian Grand Prix. Alonso dropped out in the Q1 phase at…

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  48. Friday 9 October 2015

  49. Alonso, Merhi grid penalties confirmed 12:48

    Alonso, Merhi grid penalties confirmed

    Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, has confirmed the precise details of Fernando Alonso and Roberto Merhi's engine-related grid penalties for this weekend's…

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  50. Thursday 8 October 2015

  51. Alonso says team radio should be private 13:37

    Alonso says team radio should be private

    Fernando Alonso reckons Formula 1 team radio transmissions should stay between a driver and their team, after his controversial comments were aired at the…

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  52. Honda uses final engine tokens for Russia 11:20

    Honda uses final engine tokens for Russia

    Honda has chosen to spend its remaining engine development tokens ahead of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, producing an upgrade package that only Fernando…

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  53. 05:12

    Video of the Day: McLaren's 'Turbo Heroes'

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  54. Monday 28 September 2015

  55. Dennis understands Alonso frustration 08:12

    Dennis understands Alonso frustration

    McLaren CEO Ron Dennis says he understands Fernando Alonso's frustrations, following comments made by the Spaniard during the Japanese Grand Prix on…

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  56. Sunday 27 September 2015

  57. Alonso emphasises commitment to McLaren 14:48

    Alonso emphasises commitment to McLaren

    Fernando Alonso has responded to comments made over the radio during the Japanese Grand Prix, as well as doubts over his future with McLaren. Alonso…

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  58. Dennis clarifies Button's two-year contract 08:43

    Dennis clarifies Button's two-year contract

    Ron Dennis has spoken out to clarify the terms of Jenson Button's contract with McLaren, explaining that the team's option on him for 2016 is to cancel, not…

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  59. Saturday 26 September 2015

  60. Alonso hails best-ever lap at Suzuka 10:16

    Alonso hails best-ever lap at Suzuka

    Fernando Alonso reckons he delivered his best-ever lap at Suzuka during Saturday's qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix. Both McLaren-Honda drivers…

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  61. Friday 25 September 2015

  62. Honda investigating Alonso engine issue 11:02

    Honda investigating Alonso engine issue

    Honda says it is still investigating a power unit issue which affected Fernando Alonso's running during practice for the Japanese Grand Prix. McLaren…

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  63. Monday 21 September 2015

  64. Alonso: McLaren-Honda still in 'winter testing' 15:18

    Alonso: McLaren-Honda still in 'winter testing'

    Fernando Alonso has likened McLaren-Honda's situation to still being in "winter testing", after he and team-mate Jenson Button retired with the same issue in…

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  65. Saturday 19 September 2015

  66. Button hoped for better qualifying spot 18:45

    Button hoped for better qualifying spot

    Jenson Button says that McLaren hoped for a better result during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix, as both he and team-mate Fernando Alonso were…

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  67. Friday 18 September 2015

  68. Alonso hopes for 'miracle' from Honda 09:45

    Alonso hopes for 'miracle' from Honda

    McLaren's Fernando Alonso says he remains hopeful that Honda will produce the "miracle" that is required to pose a challenge to Formula 1's pace-setting…

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  69. Monday 14 September 2015

  70. McLaren pair expect stronger weekend 13:21

    McLaren pair expect stronger weekend

    McLaren-Honda drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso say they are expecting a stronger performance from the squad at this weekend's Singapore Grand…

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  71. Sunday 6 September 2015

  72. Button misses out on Alonso battle 16:44

    Button misses out on Alonso battle

    Jenson Button says he was disappointed to miss out on a battle with team-mate Fernando Alonso at the end of the Italian Grand Prix. Alonso, on the faster…

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  73. Saturday 5 September 2015

  74. Alonso: Ferrari should not be happy 19:38

    Alonso: Ferrari should not be happy

    Fernando Alonso says former team Ferrari "should not be happy" with its performance relative to Formula 1 pace-setter Mercedes. Alonso left Ferrari after…

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  75. Thursday 3 September 2015

  76. Further engine penalties for McLaren pair 13:29

    Further engine penalties for McLaren pair

    McLaren-Honda drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button are set endure further grid penalties at the Italian Grand Prix, after taking on new engine…

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  77. Thursday 27 August 2015

  78. Alonso expects 'completely different' second half 17:59

    Alonso expects 'completely different' second half

    Fernando Alonso is predicting a "completely different" performance from McLaren-Honda over the second half of the season, as the partnership continues to push…

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  79. Sunday 23 August 2015

  80. Alonso disappointed by 'painful' weekend 16:49

    Alonso disappointed by 'painful' weekend

    Fernando Alonso says that McLaren's performance at the Belgian Grand Prix was "painful" as he could manage only 13th position in the Honda-powered…

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  81. Saturday 22 August 2015

  82. Button says he equalled 2012 pole lap 16:11

    Button says he equalled 2012 pole lap

    Jenson Button believes that he matched his pole position lap from 2012 during Saturday's qualifying session for the Belgian Grand Prix. Button and team-mate…

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  83. McLaren gets 105-place drop for engine changes 12:26

    McLaren gets 105-place drop for engine changes

    McLaren-Honda has made further changes to engine elements in Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso's cars for the rest of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, which will…

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  84. Friday 21 August 2015

  85. Hefty initial grid drops for McLaren pair 14:42

    Hefty initial grid drops for McLaren pair

    McLaren pair Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso are set to start from the back of the grid at the Belgian Grand Prix after Honda elected to fit several new parts…

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  86. Tuesday 18 August 2015

  87. Alonso expects progress to be hidden 10:51

    Alonso expects progress to be hidden

    Fernando Alonso says he expects McLaren-Honda's progress to be hidden at the upcoming Belgian and Italian Grands Prix, given the characteristics of both…

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  88. Thursday 13 August 2015

  89. Mid-season review: McLaren-Honda's tough start 09:16

    Mid-season review: McLaren-Honda's tough start

    In the latest part of GPUpdate.net's team-by-team mid-season review series, we take a look at the renewed McLaren-Honda partnership and World Champion duo…

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  90. Wednesday 5 August 2015

  91. Alonso praises 'beautifully balanced' MP4-30 09:43

    Alonso praises 'beautifully balanced' MP4-30

    Fernando Alonso has described the McLaren MP4-30 as a "beautifully balanced" chassis, again suggesting that only Honda's power unit is holding the team…

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  92. Friday 31 July 2015

  93. Alonso tempted by other categories 07:54

    Alonso tempted by other categories

    McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso has admitted that he is tempted by a switch to other categories in the future, claiming Formula 1 "is not as exciting" as…

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  94. Sunday 26 July 2015

  95. Alonso: Fifth place 'a nice little present' 18:31

    Alonso: Fifth place 'a nice little present'

    Fernando Alonso has described his top five finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix as "a nice little present" for the McLaren-Honda partnership. Alonso and…

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  96. Saturday 25 July 2015

  97. Alonso questions 'strange' Formula 1 rules 15:39

    Alonso questions 'strange' Formula 1 rules

    Fernando Alonso has questioned the "strange" rule that prevented him from re-joining the track after stopping during Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying. Alonso…

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  98. Friday 24 July 2015

  99. McLaren pair upbeat over progress 18:25

    McLaren pair upbeat over progress

    McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button expressed positivity over the pace and feel of the MP4-30 during free practice for this weekend's Hungarian…

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  100. Thursday 16 July 2015

  101. 05:20

    Video of the Day: Alonso goes karting

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  102. Tuesday 14 July 2015

  103. Magnussen learning from Alonso, Button 08:11

    Magnussen learning from Alonso, Button

    Kevin Magnussen says he is learning "a huge amount" from World Champion pairing Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button during his time as McLaren's reserve…

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  104. Saturday 11 July 2015

  105. 05:06

    Video of the Day: Alonso in the simulator

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  106. Sunday 5 July 2015

  107. Alonso blasts first-lap driving standards 17:44

    Alonso blasts first-lap driving standards

    McLaren-Honda's Fernando Alonso hit out at driving standards after the first-lap incident which saw three cars retire from the race. Lotus driver Romain…

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  108. Saturday 4 July 2015

  109. McLaren reprimanded for tyre breach 17:33

    McLaren reprimanded for tyre breach

    McLaren has been reprimanded by the stewards after it fitted Fernando Alonso's car with a tyre outside his allocation during British Grand Prix…

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  110. Friday 3 July 2015

  111. Alonso braced for Q1 elimination 20:48

    Alonso braced for Q1 elimination

    McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso fears that it will be difficult to progress from the first phase of qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Alonso and…

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  112. Tuesday 30 June 2015

  113. Alonso could face further engine penalties 14:51

    Alonso could face further engine penalties

    McLaren's Fernando Alonso could face further engine penalties at this weekend's British Grand Prix, with Honda investigating the extent of the damage to his…

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