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Formula One: VIDEO – Mclaren: Life begins at 50

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Sunday May 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Mclaren’s first Formula One race. Bruce Mclaren took to the wheel of the MB2 around the streets of Monaco. Despite managing only 9 laps before an oil leak bought an early end to his race, the race represents the beginning of one of the most successful teams in Formula One history.

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Having participated in 791 race weekends, Mclaren have a amassed 182 wins, sealing 8 constructors world championships and 12 drivers championships. Only Scuderia Ferrari have a longer history in the sport.

Looking ahead to this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, recent performances, specifically pace shown in the final sector of a lap around the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya, suggest Mclaren Honda could be an outside contender for a podium finish. With odds of 100/1 for Fernando Alonso and 150/1 for Jenson Button, an each way bet on the duo might be worth thinking about. After a number of challenging seasons the Mclaren Honda package is looking increasingly competitive, with the promise of ultimatly challenging the dominant Mercedes becoming more tangible with every passing race weekend. Perhaps the team’s 50th anniversary will spark the beginning of a new era.

Jenson Button & Mclaren Honda preview the Monaco Grand Prix here:

Mobil One The Grid in collaboration with Mclaren Honda are giving you the chance to win a full size replica Fernando Alonso helmet see below for more information:

 

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Formula One: Your name on an F1 Car #LetsRaceTogetherContest

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Ok,  so I’m a couple of weeks late to this but I just came across the season long competition Renault Sport F1 are running to win the opportunity to have your name on the team’s car for a race weekend.

To enter, you have to be a follow the team on Twitter and send a message of support to the team using the hashtag 

Basketball player Tony Parker helped launch the competition at the Chinese Grand Prix:

You can follow the Renault Sport F1 Team on Twitter here

Very impressive fan engagement activity from the team!

Formula One: Winner announced – Red Bull Racing Competition

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Congratulations to Marco Belloni, winner of the competition to win signed  2016 Puma Red Bull Racing merchandise.

Marco correctly answered 29 to the question:

What is the sum of the 2016 Red Bull Racing driver numbers?

Some entering the competition submitted answers totalling both Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers combined, owing to the confusion around the question these entries were considered in the random draw

Thank you to all who entered the competition!

Thank you to PUMA for supporting this competition. To check out the PUMA Red Bull Racing range in full click here

Please follow this site or check in regularly to ensure you don’t miss out on future competitions.

Formula One: Ricciardo ” I’m ready to go – I was ready in January and I’m still ready now!”

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The long winter is finally over! Red Bull Racing’s Daniel & Daniil preview the Melbourne Grand Prix:

To win PUMA Red Bull Racing Merchandise click here.

Daniel Ricciardo:

“For me the favourite things about the Australian GP are first of all the fans. They’re pretty awesome, every day we go to the track we get a pretty big greeting from everyone and they are super enthusiastic, it’s cool! The track is fun, I love street circuits so for me Melbourne’s got really good flow, really good corner combinations, lots of left/right, left/rights which is cool. And I’m not a massive fan of the European winter so getting back to Oz, not only to race but just to get back to some sunshine is great. To hear the Aussie accent, have some good Aussie food and live that summer lifestyle is great, so not really much to complain about!
“Testing’s been a lot better for us this year. You still don’t really know where you are until you get to Melbourne, but we’re better prepared than we were this time last year so we can use that as some confidence. Me personally, I’m ready to go – I was ready in January and I’m still ready now! Just keen for those lights to go out and to get racing! I think everyone’s excited to get going, but even if the race was elsewhere I think there’s no-one more excited than me to go racing, period! But the fact that it’s in Oz and I’m going to have more supporters than anyone else, hell yeah I’m excited!
“In fact, I’m going to have to control my adrenaline because there’s a long build up over the weekend. Sunday’s cool, it’s probably the quietest day of the week for us in terms of other obligations so it’s really time to just focus on the race. When I’m on the grid on Sunday, it’ll just be full focus, full determination, knowing that I’ve got a battle on my hands the next hour and a half, a battle I’ll look forward to!”
Daniil Kvyat
“I think compared to this time last year, I’m feeling a lot more confident and comfortable in the team, I know everyone a lot better and everyone knows me, so it’s good that we start off the season with this kind of confidence. With my engineers for example, we all know each other very well and with everyone in the garage too – we all know what each other is doing and what to expect from each other – so it’s good!
“Looking at the Australian GP, I like Melbourne it’s a nice, chilled out place with good food, a good beach and sunshine. The track is quite unusual, there is no other track you can compare it to; it’s half street circuit, half normal circuit with tight run off areas. You have to maximise your entries everywhere, be very precise in your driving – I like it.
“I feel like we’re prepared going into the first race, we’ve done a good amount of work in winter testing with all the procedures we were after. We maximised everything and we know what to do in Melbourne and that’s the most important thing so there are no big question marks now and that’s very good.
“Compared to Daniel’s Australian GP weekend, I’ll just have less media to be honest! But then I’ll get the punchback in Russia soon after! It’s a more relaxed weekend for me, I have a lot of time on Tuesday and Wednesday – I like being in Australia so it’s good for me. Daniel has much more time to stay in Australia anyway through the year so it’s OK he can suffer for a bit!”

Formula One: WIN Signed Red Bull Racing Merchandise

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With the start of the 2016 Formula One World Championship less than one week away, JWGP has teamed up with Red Bull Racing partner PUMA to offer readers the chance to win a signed T shirt from their exclusive new range.

PUMA have a long standing relationship with Formula One teams up and down the pitlane, when talking about their renewed partnership, Global Marketing Director Adam Petrick commented ” PUMA enjoys many synergies with Red Bull Racing, and there’s enormous energy and excitement in both teams to bring our partnership to life in unique and creative ways – through product design, marketing and fan engagement.  Our aim was to reveal a new team kit and car livery in a way that breaks with tradition and we’ll continue to push the boundaries of this partnership through the years ahead.”

Daniel Ricciardo said ” It’s pretty cool to be with PUMA, they’re a brand who get who we are and you can see that in the product designs revealed”

Daniil Kvyat added, ” The new team kit and lifestyle look that PUMA has designed is great, and I think the fans will also really like the replica wear we have this year. PUMA’s development into the performance and comfort of racewear is really impressive. We spend hours at a time in the car, often in very extreme conditions, so having gloves, suits and bodywear that protects you is so important for us.”

  • The PUMA Red Bull Racing collection is on sale now and can be found here.
  • To follow PUMA Motorsport through the season you can follow them on Twitter here

The competition prize signed by Daniel Ricciardo & Daniil Kvyat:

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To enter the competition, submit the answer to this question in the comments section of this article.

Question:

What is the sum of the 2016 Red Bull Racing driver numbers?

Good Luck!

Please ensure you use a valid email address when submitting your entry in the comments section. The competition closes at 20:00 CET 18/03/16. There are no geographical restrictions to this competition. The winner will be selected at random and notified following the conclusion of the Melbourne GP.