Lando Norris questioned McLaren’s orders on the radio during the Qatar Grand Prix but team principal Andrea Stella said they encourage their drivers to do this.
Aston Martin are not resigned to finishing behind McLaren this year despite their rivals’ significant gains in the championship fight in recent races.
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A one-off rules change meant Formula 1 drivers were able to push flat-out for longer in the Qatar Grand Prix, which allowed McLaren to finish closer to Red Bull.
Max Verstappen kept his cool in oppressively hot conditions to win the Qatar Grand Prix as McLaren showed they can race the champion hard.
Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris both admitted the Qatar Grand Prix was a difficult race after they rose to take a double podium finish.
Max Verstappen celebrated becoming a three-time world champion by winning the Qatar Grand Prix ahead of Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris.
McLaren rookie driver Oscar Piastri took pole position for the Qatar sprint race, beating team mate Lando Norris and Max Verstappen.
Max Verstappen will start on pole position for Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix ahead of the two Mercedes of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.
Lando Norris shot down Fernando Alonso’s suggestion McLaren are “over-confident” of beating Aston Martin to fourth place in the championship.
McLaren has signed Formula 3 champion Gabriel Bortoleto and Italian Formula 3 racer Brando Badoer to its young driver programme.
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Haas will bring a major upgrade to their car after this weekend’s race but aren’t expecting the kind of leap forward McLaren achieved earlier this year.
IndyCar rivals Juncos Hollinger Racing and McLaren have announced they plan “to enter a strategic alliance” starting in 2024.
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Lando Norris reckons McLaren can beat Aston Martin in the constructors’ championship this year after a double McLaren podium in Japan.
Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri praised McLaren’s progress this season after securing second and third in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen completed a hat trick of fastest practice times by setting the best lap in the final practice session at Suzuka.
Lando Norris says he was encouraged by McLaren’s pace in practice but admitted he struggled with handling around the Suzuka circuit.
World Endurance Championship title holder and Le Mans 24 Hours winner Ryo Hirakawa has joined McLaren’s driver development programme.