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

F1: Martin Whitmarsh admits McLaren are 'undoubtedly struggling'

McLaren slow during practice for the Australian Grand Prix

F1: Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull make ominous start to new season

The triple world champion was fastest during practice in Melbourne

An overhead shot of Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes

F1: Lewis Hamilton 'massively excited' after Mercedes out-pace McLaren in Australia

The first Grand Prix of the season takes place this Sunday

McLaren driver Jenson Button
Sergio Perez of McLaren

F1: Vodafone to end sponsorship of McLaren

The phone giant has sponsored the Formula One team since 2007

Lewis Hamilton

F1: Jenson Button surprised by Lewis Hamilton comments regarding McLaren

The first Grand Prix of the season takes place this weekend

Lewis Hamilton could never be his own man at at McLaren

Lewis Hamilton says he is 'really, really wanted' at Mercedes

Former McLaren driver getting ready for first race of the season

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Lewis Hamilton could never be his own man at at McLaren

Kevin Garside: This is the year we'll all find out just how good Lewis Hamilton is

Whatever its genesis, the move is just what Hamilton needed

Mark Webber in action for Red Bull in Barcelona

Flying start for Red Bull driver Mark Webber in final pre-season testing

Lewis Hamilton edged out in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren play down significance of Paddy Lowe's move to Mercedes

For the second time in five months McLaren have fallen prey to the might of Mercedes' ambition

McLaren P1: Introducing the £866,000 British supercar

It is poised for its global debut at Geneva motor show next week, but McLaren has confirmed the details today of its long-awaited P1 hyper car, the spiritual successor to the 1993 McLaren F1.

Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and McLaren Director of Engineering Tim Goss (2nd L)

Tim Goss appointed McLaren's new technical director

Ross Brawn's role as team principal in the spotlight

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton cools talk of championship challenge

Lewis Hamilton has dismissed claims from long-time rivals Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso he will be in the hunt for this season's Formula One world title.

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