Sport McLaren drivers (left to right) Kevin Magnussen, Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne at the launch of the new MP4-29 car at their base in Woking

British driver considered options but is looking forward to revitalised McLaren

The fire is tackled in the Williams garage

McLaren offer Williams help following fire at Spanish Grand Prix

McLaren have offered their assistance as Williams now attempt to quickly rebuild ahead of next week's Monaco Grand Prix.

Button lines up alongside Alonso

McLaren's Jenson Button quickest in opening day's practice for Spanish Grand Prix

Jenson Button raised McLaren morale by leading the way in second practice for the Spanish Grand Prix.

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McLaren must return to the drawing board says Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton believes it is a case of back to the drawing board for McLaren after their day of pain in Bahrain on Sunday.

Robert Fisk: This is politics not sport. If drivers can't see that, they are the pits

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David Cameron refuses to join Bahrain race calls

David Cameron resisted pressure to call for the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix today, insisting it was a matter for the Formula One authorities whether the race should go ahead on Sunday.

Rosberg takes chequered flag for first time in F1 career

Nico Rosberg today took the chequered flag for the first time in his Formula One career to give Mercedes their first victory since the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955.

Carteham School driver, Ben Dillon, in his final race. His school is the national champions of BSKC 2012

Students win dream McLaren F1 prize at karting championship

Over 600 teams with more than 1850 students entered the British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) this year for a chance to not just win a trophy but to win a visit to the famous McLaren Technology Centre.

Sergio Perez with race winner Fernando Alonso

Alonso reigns in the wet but Perez steals the show

Unfancied Mexican holds off Hamilton to finish second in a sodden Malaysian Grand Prix

Breath of fresh air: Lewis Hamilton cools off after securing his second pole position of the new season, in Malaysia

Lewis Hamilton is happy to be hunted by rivals

You only have to look at Lewis Hamilton's two brilliant pole positions this season to see that the old fire is burning within him again. Yes, he was a bit glum after finishing third in Australia last week, but his driving is flowing again and he knows that he has the car with which to win another world championship.

Hamilton leads another McLaren one-two in Malaysia

Lewis Hamilton again spearheaded an all-McLaren front row on the day Michael Schumacher secured his best grid position for five and a half years.

Lewis Hamilton in the second practice session in Sepang

Fast in practice, but the heat is on for Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton got his Malaysian Grand Prix weekend off to the perfect start here yesterday, dominating both practice sessions in temperatures above 30C and very high humidity.

Lewis Hamilton at the Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in Malaysian Grand Prix practice

Lewis Hamilton showed McLaren is again the team to beat in this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix by setting the fastest time in both practice sessions today.

The Bahrain Grand Prix was cancelled last season

Michael Schumacher backs controversial staging of Bahrain Grand Prix

Michael Schumacher is convinced the Bahrain Grand Prix organisers will pull out all the stops to ensure no harm befalls the Formula One fraternity next month.

Jenson Button leads Sebastian Vettel and British team-mate Lewis Hamilton on his way to a stunning victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix yesterday

Lewis Hamilton remaining cautious about McLaren pace

Lewis Hamilton has sounded a note of caution despite believing himself to be firmly in the Formula One world title hunt this season.

The Sports Matrix: Tuesday 20 March 2012

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