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  1. Thursday 17 August 2017

  2. Mid-season review: McLaren-Honda's woes 08:42

    Mid-season review: McLaren-Honda's woes

    GPUpdate.net continues its mid-season review series with McLaren-Honda, which has lacked reliability and performance, restricting prospects for driver pairing…

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  3. Wednesday 16 August 2017

  4. Vandoorne making 'big steps' at every race 12:19

    Vandoorne making 'big steps' at every race

    Stoffel Vandoorne feels that he is making "big steps" forward at every Grand Prix following a difficult start to his first full-time season in Formula 1 with…

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  5. Tuesday 15 August 2017

  6. Video: McLaren's Woking Grand Prix 'plan' 16:22

    Video: McLaren's Woking Grand Prix 'plan'

    McLaren presents a tongue-in-cheek plan to add a Woking Grand Prix to the Formula 1 calendar.

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  7. Saturday 12 August 2017

  8. Video: Norris tests virtual McLaren F1 cars 05:32

    Video: Norris tests virtual McLaren F1 cars

    McLaren youngster Lando Norris tests several of the team's cars on the new F1 2017 video game.

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  9. Friday 11 August 2017

  10. Alonso 'much better' than in title-winning years 13:47

    Alonso 'much better' than in title-winning years

    McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso has described his 2017 season as "fantastic", despite his team's struggles, and feels he is a much better driver than in…

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  11. Thursday 10 August 2017

  12. Honda now at pre-season target level 13:44

    Honda now at pre-season target level

    Honda is now performing at the level it hoped to achieve pre-season, according to chief Yusuke Hasegawa, following recent updates to its power unit. Honda…

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  13. Tuesday 8 August 2017

  14. McLaren has September PU deadline - Boullier 11:12

    McLaren has September PU deadline - Boullier

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says the operation has until September to decide on its engine partner for 2018, due to the deadlines in designing next…

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  15. Monday 7 August 2017

  16. Vandoorne: McLaren should target fourth best 11:32

    Vandoorne: McLaren should target fourth best

    Stoffel Vandoorne believes McLaren-Honda should aim to lead the midfield charge, after encouraging performances in the two events prior to Formula 1's summer…

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  17. Thursday 3 August 2017

  18. Video: McLaren's gaming masterclass 05:26

    Video: McLaren's gaming masterclass

    McLaren presents the ultimate gaming track guide, courtesy of World's Fastest Gamer finalist, Harry Jacks.

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  19. Wednesday 2 August 2017

  20. McLaren hails Norris as 'star of the future' 19:57

    McLaren hails Norris as 'star of the future'

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier hailed Lando Norris as a "potential star of the future" after the young Briton impressed during his first public Formula 1…

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  21. Vandoorne hails 'very productive' start to test 07:18

    Vandoorne hails 'very productive' start to test

    Stoffel Vandoorne described McLaren-Honda's start to the second in-season test at the Hungaroring as "very productive", despite a stoppage prior to…

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  22. Tuesday 1 August 2017

  23. Boullier hails 'utterly sensational' Alonso 13:22

    Boullier hails 'utterly sensational' Alonso

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier labelled Fernando Alonso's drive at the Hungarian Grand Prix as "utterly sensational", after the Spaniard claimed sixth…

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  24. Vandoorne tops morning session in Hungary 12:02

    Vandoorne tops morning session in Hungary

    McLaren-Honda driver Stoffel Vandoorne clocked the quickest time during the opening morning of Formula 1's in-season test session at the Hungaroring, narrowly…

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  25. Monday 31 July 2017

  26. Vandoorne pleased to grab top 10 chance 11:32

    Vandoorne pleased to grab top 10 chance

    Stoffel Vandoorne expressed satisfaction at grabbing his first point of the 2017 Formula 1 campaign at the Hungarian Grand Prix, equalling his best result in…

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  27. Sunday 30 July 2017

  28. Alonso hails 'perfectly executed' run to sixth 17:34

    Alonso hails 'perfectly executed' run to sixth

    Fernando Alonso believes his and McLaren's Hungarian Grand Prix was "perfectly executed" as he grabbed the team's best result of the 2017 campaign by finishing…

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  29. Alonso keen to score 'much needed' points 09:02

    Alonso keen to score 'much needed' points

    Fernando Alonso has urged full concentration at McLaren-Honda in order to convert top 10 starting positions into "much needed" points in the Hungarian Grand…

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  30. Friday 28 July 2017

  31. Video: World's Fastest Gamer background 05:32

    Video: World's Fastest Gamer background

    Find out more about 'World's Fastest Gamer' and the hunt to find McLaren's next simulator driver.

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  32. Thursday 27 July 2017

  33. Video: Wurz on Paul Ricard monster shunt 05:36

    Video: Wurz on Paul Ricard monster shunt

    Alex Wurz talks about his frightening crash whilst testing with McLaren at Paul Ricard in 2005. He was driving the MP4-20 at the French circuit when the right…

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  34. Wednesday 26 July 2017

  35. McLaren hands Norris F1 test opportunity 16:13

    McLaren hands Norris F1 test opportunity

    McLaren junior Lando Norris will get a run in the team's 2017-spec Formula 1 car at next week's post-Hungarian Grand Prix test, it has been…

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  36. Tuesday 25 July 2017

  37. Boullier optimistic over Hungary prospects 14:16

    Boullier optimistic over Hungary prospects

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has expressed optimism that the squad can maintain its current upward momentum in Hungary this weekend, and use it as a…

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  38. Monday 24 July 2017

  39. Alonso targets 'trouble-free' event, points 14:04

    Alonso targets 'trouble-free' event, points

    Fernando Alonso is optimistic that McLaren-Honda can enjoy a "trouble-free weekend" at the Hungarian Grand Prix, in order to grab points at a venue where less…

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  40. Saturday 22 July 2017

  41. Brown: Norris 'a future World Champion' 11:18

    Brown: Norris 'a future World Champion'

    McLaren Executive Director Zak Brown has hailed the team's rising star, Lando Norris, and feels the young Briton has the ability to emerge as a future World…

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  42. Wednesday 19 July 2017

  43. Three teams carry out Pirelli tyre testing 18:28

    Three teams carry out Pirelli tyre testing

    Williams, Haas and McLaren carried out further 2018 tyre testing with Pirelli at Silverstone and Magny Cours respectively on Wednesday. Pirelli is permitted 25…

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  44. Brown: Alonso 'very clear' he wants F1 stay 10:28

    Brown: Alonso 'very clear' he wants F1 stay

    McLaren chief Zak Brown says Fernando Alonso has made it "very clear" that he wants to remain in Formula 1 next year, as the Spaniard's time frame for making a…

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  45. Tuesday 18 July 2017

  46. McLaren-backed de Vries on DTM standby 12:59

    McLaren-backed de Vries on DTM standby

    McLaren-backed youngster Nyck de Vries is on standby to make his debut in the DTM series in Russia this weekend, should Mike Rockenfeller be deemed…

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  47. Monday 17 July 2017

  48. Video: 'Believe in McLaren' fan messages 05:37

    Video: 'Believe in McLaren' fan messages

    McLaren highlights its ongoing support with fan messages sent in ahead of the British Grand Prix.

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  49. Sunday 16 July 2017

  50. Alonso: Retirement 'less painful' than usual 17:31

    Alonso: Retirement 'less painful' than usual

    Fernando Alonso says his retirement from the British Grand Prix was "less painful" than usual, given that he was not fighting for a points-paying…

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  51. Saturday 15 July 2017

  52. Overview: Alonso's 330 lost grid places 19:16

    Overview: Alonso's 330 lost grid places

    Fernando Alonso's car has racked up 345 places worth of engine-related grid penalties since he returned to McLaren in 2015, when the team reunited with Honda…

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  53. Vandoorne lifted by McLaren Q3 place 17:45

    Vandoorne lifted by McLaren Q3 place

    Stoffel Vandoorne believes the progress made by himself and McLaren over the past few races was demonstrated during qualifying for the British Grand Prix, as he…

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  54. Alonso pleased to 'excite' with Q1 show 15:47

    Alonso pleased to 'excite' with Q1 show

    Fernando Alonso expressed satisfaction at being able to reward long-suffering McLaren fans by setting the quickest time during Q1 for the British Grand Prix, as…

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  55. Alonso's British GP grid drop now 30 places 11:10

    Alonso's British GP grid drop now 30 places

    Fernando Alonso is set to start from the back of the grid at the British Grand Prix after Honda fitted additional power unit elements to his MCL32, leading to…

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  56. Thursday 13 July 2017

  57. Alonso to get British Grand Prix grid drop 16:53

    Alonso to get British Grand Prix grid drop

    Fernando Alonso is set for a host of engine-related grid penalties at the British Grand Prix, with Honda confirming that he has a five-place drop as it…

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  58. McLaren-backed Norris gets Daytona run 10:18

    McLaren-backed Norris gets Daytona run

    McLaren protégé Lando Norris will make his sportscar debut at the Daytona 24 Hours next January. Norris, 17, joined McLaren's young driver scheme after…

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  59. Tuesday 11 July 2017

  60. Video: Moving McLaren's 'Brand Centre' 05:32

    Video: Moving McLaren's 'Brand Centre'

    Learn more about McLaren-Honda's impressive 'Brand Centre', which it takes to all European F1 races.

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  61. Monday 10 July 2017

  62. Video: McLaren pit-stop practice with a twist 10:17

    Video: McLaren pit-stop practice with a twist

    Sky Sports' Natalie Pinkham led McLaren pit-stop practice with a twist at the Austrian Grand Prix.

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  63. Saturday 8 July 2017

  64. Alonso: McLaren 'definitely moving forward' 15:51

    Alonso: McLaren 'definitely moving forward'

    Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda is "definitely moving forward" after coming close to a Q3 appearance during qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix. Honda…

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  65. Video: McLaren's Norris on virtual racing 12:06

    Video: McLaren's Norris on virtual racing

    Ahead of the next round of World's Fastest Gamer qualifiers, McLaren junior and Formula 3 racer Lando Norris talks about how using simulators and joining an…

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  66. Alonso reverts to 'Spec 2' Honda engine 09:55

    Alonso reverts to 'Spec 2' Honda engine

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has reverted to Honda's 'Spec 2' engine for the remainder of the Austrian Grand Prix weekend, after a problem was detected on…

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  67. Thursday 6 July 2017

  68. McLaren pair cautious over 'Spec 3' PU 16:50

    McLaren pair cautious over 'Spec 3' PU

    McLaren duo Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne have cut a cautious tone over Honda's 'Spec 3' power unit, which will be introduced to both MCL32s at this…

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  69. Tuesday 4 July 2017

  70. Alonso: McLaren 'better suited' to Spielberg 08:24

    Alonso: McLaren 'better suited' to Spielberg

    Fernando Alonso expects McLaren's Honda-powered MCL32 to be "better suited" to the Red Bull Ring (Spielberg), the venue for the Austrian Grand Prix. McLaren…

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  71. Friday 30 June 2017

  72. Dennis to sell McLaren shares, formally leave 10:04

    Dennis to sell McLaren shares, formally leave

    Ron Dennis has reached agreement with his fellow shareholders at the McLaren Technology Group and McLaren Automotive to sell his shareholding in both…

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  73. Overview: What are Alonso's options for '18? 09:01

    Overview: What are Alonso's options for '18?

    Formula 1 in 2017 continues to raise plenty of talking points but one continuing theme has been Fernando Alonso's future, with his signature up for grabs.…

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  74. Vandoorne: Baku controversy 'positive' for F1 07:12

    Vandoorne: Baku controversy 'positive' for F1

    Stoffel Vandoorne reckons the controversy involving Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in Azerbaijan was "positive" for Formula 1, given the emotions on…

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  75. Tuesday 27 June 2017

  76. Honda to bring 'Spec 3' PU to Austrian GP 11:24

    Honda to bring 'Spec 3' PU to Austrian GP

    Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa has confirmed that its 'Spec 3' power unit will be introduced at the Austrian Grand Prix, following a successful test in…

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  77. Monday 26 June 2017

  78. Vandoorne: Impossible to pass Saubers 14:04

    Vandoorne: Impossible to pass Saubers

    McLaren-Honda's Stoffel Vandoorne says it was "impossible" to pass Sauber pair Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein in Azerbaijan as his wait for a first 2017…

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  79. Sunday 25 June 2017

  80. Alonso: Podium, perhaps victory possible 17:47

    Alonso: Podium, perhaps victory possible

    Fernando Alonso reckons he could have won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a more competitive car, as a dramatic afternoon unfolded at the Baku City…

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  81. Saturday 24 June 2017

  82. Alonso: Rivals think we're on slow-down laps 16:49

    Alonso: Rivals think we're on slow-down laps

    Fernando Alonso believes McLaren-Honda's speed deficit is so pronounced that his rivals think he is on a slow lap when he is actually on a quick…

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  83. Alonso's grid penalty now up to 40 places 10:31

    Alonso's grid penalty now up to 40 places

    McLaren-Honda has confirmed that Fernando Alonso's grid penalty for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix is now up to 40 places, after installing further new power unit…

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  84. Boullier: McLaren/Honda friction exaggerated 08:04

    Boullier: McLaren/Honda friction exaggerated

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says that the "friction" between the team and power unit partner Honda has been exaggerated, amid its 2017 struggles in…

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  85. Friday 23 June 2017

  86. Alonso, Vandoorne get initial 15-place drops 12:09

    Alonso, Vandoorne get initial 15-place drops

    McLaren-Honda pair Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne have both initially landed 15-place grid penalties for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, after taking on fresh…

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  87. Thursday 22 June 2017

  88. Vandoorne also set for Baku grid drop 12:24

    Vandoorne also set for Baku grid drop

    Stoffel Vandoorne says he is set to join McLaren-Honda team-mate Fernando Alonso in taking engine-related grid penalties at this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand…

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  89. Alonso expects open 2017/18 driver market 12:00

    Alonso expects open 2017/18 driver market

    Fernando Alonso says he expects there to be "a lot of changes" in the Formula 1 driver market across the coming months, and he will "stay calm" when making his…

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  90. Webber: Alonso's situation is a 'travesty' 09:02

    Webber: Alonso's situation is a 'travesty'

    Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber says it is an "absolute travesty" that Fernando Alonso is enduring a third successive season in an uncompetitive car at…

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  91. Tuesday 20 June 2017

  92. Mercedes 'won't interfere' with McLaren/Honda 15:53

    Mercedes 'won't interfere' with McLaren/Honda

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has stressed that the marque will not interfere in the McLaren/Honda relationship, amid the Woking team's ongoing Formula 1 struggles…

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  93. Monday 19 June 2017

  94. Alonso: Baku power unit penalties 'likely' 14:24

    Alonso: Baku power unit penalties 'likely'

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is braced for power unit-related grid penalties at this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, amid Honda's ongoing reliability…

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  95. Saturday 17 June 2017

  96. Honda: Frustration doesn't mean divorce 14:48

    Honda: Frustration doesn't mean divorce

    Yusuke Hasegawa insists that frustration-filled comments issued by either McLaren or Honda in the midst of a difficult campaign does not necessarily mean that a…

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  97. Wednesday 14 June 2017

  98. Watson: Alonso's options limited for 2018 11:22

    Watson: Alonso's options limited for 2018

    Ex-Formula 1 driver John Watson reckons that Fernando Alonso will struggle to find a competitive, alternative seat in Formula 1 for 2018, if he leaves…

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  99. Tuesday 13 June 2017

  100. Boullier: Late Canada exit 'gut-wrenching' 10:36

    Boullier: Late Canada exit 'gut-wrenching'

    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has described the team's late race failure at the Canadian Grand Prix as "gut-wrenching", adding that its current…

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  101. Monday 12 June 2017

  102. Canadian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 17:24

    Canadian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Lewis Hamilton dominated to take his third win of the campaign, while Valtteri Bottas completed a 1-2 for the Mercedes team. GPUpdate.net presents its winners…

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  103. Vandoorne was a 'sitting duck' in race 11:06

    Vandoorne was a 'sitting duck' in race

    McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne described himself as a "sitting duck" during the Canadian Grand Prix due to Honda's straight-line speed deficit. Vandoorne…

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