Tag Archives: McLaren

Toyota will be at the front in 2009…Trulli



Jarno Trulli believes the TF109 is the best car Toyota have produced.

Brawn GP may leave Force India in the dust.

McLaren’ new floor causing concern through out the paddock.

Nick Heidfeld reaches his lowest weight ever!

Today’s times:

1. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:20.314 55
2. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:20.907 66
3. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:20.966 111
4. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:21.182 121
5. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:21.347 66
6. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:21.615 127
7. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:21.834 82
8. Alonso Renault (B) 1:21.937 111
9. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:21.991 88
10. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:23.039 14
11. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) no time 6


Martin Whitmarsh takes over at McLaren


martin-whitmarshMartin Whitmarsh: born April 29, 1958 graduated from university with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1980, and started work at British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) as a structural analysis engineer at its Hamble-le-Rice facility. He was promoted to an advanced composite structures research and development role and transferred to BAe’s Weybridge facility. In 1988 he was promoted to the rank of Manufacturing Director and was put in charge of Hawk and Harrier airframe production. He left to join McLaren as Head of Operations in 1989.

In 1997, Whitmarsh was promoted to Managing Director, where he was responsible for managing the F1 operation and its partners and sponsors. This allowed Team Principal Ron Dennis to concentrate on other aspects of the McLaren Group. In April 2004, he was again promoted, this time to the position of CEO of the company’s F1 operation.

On 16 January 2009 McLaren announced that Martin Whitmarsh would become Team Principal on 1 March, replacing Ron Dennis.

Fisichella surprised by how well the VJM02 feels.

New Williams Formula two car a hit with everyone.

Prepare for some surprises for the season opener in Melbourne.