New McLaren front wing almost brought Alonso in the points in Japan

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McLaren endured another tough race in Japan last weekend, hampered by a lack of straight-line performance. They did at least, though, have the benefit of recent aero updates to the MP4-30, which narrowly missed out on the points in the hands of Fernando Alonso.

The team confirmed the effectiveness of the new front wing design they introduced in Singapore (previous version inset). The wing pillars have a more twisted outer edge (left arrow), while the endplate now features small winglets on its inner (top right arrow) and outer (lowermost arrow) edges, and a revised rear opening (lower right arrow). All this is to better manage the airflow around the outside of the front tyres.

CNN International and McLaren Honda announce partnership

CNN International, the world’s leader in international news, and McLaren Technology Group announced today that CNN is confirmed as a new McLaren-Honda partner for the 2015 Formula 1 season and beyond.

CNN Exclusive: Work-out with Kevin Magnussen

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McLaren’s rookie F1 driver Kevin Magnussen gives CNN show The Circuit an insight into how he prepares for the rigors of F1.

Can Caterham secure points in 2014?

CNN’s Rosie Tomkins speaks to Caterham F1 owner Tony Fernandes on the team’s driver line-up for 2014.

Michael Schumacher in coma after ski accident

Formula One racer Michael Schumacher was hospitalized after suffering “severe head trauma” in a skiing accident.













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Developing story on BBC here.

Mercedes statement on Michael Schumacher.

Heikki Kovalainen’s new helmet

Heikki Kovalainen to wear Angry Birds helmet in F1 2012

Finnish game developer Rovio and Finnish Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen are set to join forces for the 2012 racing season. Kovalainen will be wearing a helmet emblazoned with the fiery red face of the Angry Birds logo, complete with red tinted visor. [Source]