F1: stats that prove McLaren-Honda is on the up

At face value, McLaren-Honda’s start to the season is the stuff of nightmares. A once mighty and feared partnership reduced to battling with the perennial tail-enders. The gushingly upbeat comments regarding the potential of the ‘size zero’ experiment and Fernando Alonso proclaiming the good times are coming seems at odds with reality. For McLaren fans…

Insights from McLaren’s 2015 line-up

It was a long time coming but did not disappoint with a twist few thought likely. McLaren-Honda’s 2015 driver line-up kept us guessing and arguably raised more questions than answers. There are however some interesting conclusions that can be drawn. Once bitten, twice shy McLaren’s recruitment of Sergio Perez was a misjudgement that contributed to Martin Whitmarsh’s…

Alonso & McLaren: making financial sense

At a rumoured $35m – $45m per season salary, the prospect of Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren being financially beneficial to the team seems far-fetched. Such a staggering salary implies this is nothing more than a sporting decision surely? Win at all costs? Perhaps not. Missing decals Aside from McLaren’s decline in form, most noticeable in…

Japanese Grand Prix preview

Mercedes dominated FP1 & FP2 at Suzuka but it could only take a single spark to ignite the Japanese Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso’s (limited) options

Fernando Alonso’s partnership with Ferrari has yielded nothing but near misses. As Ferrari face another season out of Championship contention, what are his future options?