Sep 4, 2016

Button to take break from Formula One

Young Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne will replace Jenson Button as a lead driver with McLaren during the 2017 season, the British veteran said. Button, 36, is not retiring but said he will be taking a “break” next year. McLaren followed up the 2009 world champion’s ...

Feb 21, 2016

McLaren signs Matsushita to Formula One test driver deal

McLaren Honda said Saturday it has added Nobuharu Matsushita to the team’s test driver lineup for the upcoming 2016 Formula One season. The 22-year-old, Tokyo-born racer joins a McLaren team that is striving to bounce back after a dismal 2015 season that saw both ...

Feb 20, 2016

Matsushita named McLaren's development driver

Nobuharu Matsushita will be McLaren’s test and development driver this season, the Honda-powered Formula One team said on Saturday. Former champion McLaren, which had its worst-ever season in 2015 and has not won a race since 2012, already has a reserve driver in Belgian ...

Oct 1, 2015

Button staying with McLaren for 2016 season

McLaren announced Jenson Button will remain on the team for the 2016 Formula One season. The 2009 world champion has a contract through 2016, but there were clauses that enabled either party to end it a year early. The team’s struggles this season with ...

Button staying tight-lipped about future plans

Sep 24, 2015

Button staying tight-lipped about future plans

Jenson Button refused to comment on Thursday about his future in Formula One amid reports he would retire at the end of 2015, as preparations continue for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit. Button, the 2009 world drivers champion, spoke about his ...

Honda looking forward to green return to F1

May 17, 2013

Honda looking forward to green return to F1

Honda Motor Co. formally announced Thursday that it will return to Formula One in 2015 as an engine supplier to British team McLaren to revive their championship-winning partnership. “We shall act as Maclaren-Honda” and are resolved to be “the No. 1, ” Honda President ...