Roger Lago has raced his way to victory in Race 2 at Albert Park as part of Round 2 of the CAMS Australian GT Championship.
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says he’s braced for a “difficult weekend” in Australia, despite Honda saying they are now ‘heading in the right direction’ with their F1 power unit....
McLaren Special Operations quick to celebrate launch of new McLaren Super Series with bespoke MSO 720S ‘Velocity’
The McLaren 720S ‘Velocity’ by MSO signals the almost limitless scope of personalisation possibilities available to buyers who opt to commission their new Super Series car from McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke vehicle division of McLaren Automotive.
Honda’s third year back in F1 got off to a torrid start on Monday, with Fernando Alonso essentially missing the morning due to an oil leak, and only completing 29 laps for the day after an engine change. Vandoorne fared slightly better on Tuesday when he took over McLaren’s MCL32, completing 40 laps, but his day also included an engine change.
Using soft compound tyres, Raikkonen set a best time of 1m20.960s just over an hour into Tuesday afternoon's running – narrowly bettering Hamilton's session-topping morning effort of 1m20.983s, which was set using supersofts. Hamilton's effort was still good enough to finish the day second overall, with Valtteri Bottas taking over driving duties for Mercedes for the afternoon.
Defending Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Champions Tekno Autosports claimed a hard-earned top five finish, and a podium in the Pro class, in the 2017 edition of the race.
McLaren GT Factory Drivers Rob Bell, Côme Ledogar, Shane van Gisbergen and Alvaro Parente claimed victories in Europe and North America as the 650S GT3 enjoyed a strong weekend. The race-focused version of Super Series model secured a dramatic win at the opening round of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in Monza, Italy, a double podium in the Pirelli World Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park in the USA and pole position and a win at the first weekend of the International GT Open championship in Estoril, Portugal.
At Brands Hatch meanwhile, Mclaren customer team Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse scored a successful weekend in the British GT Championship with a double-points scoring finish.
Scottish duo Sandy Mitchell (Forfar, 16) and Ciaran Haggerty (Johnstone,19) join Blackbull Encurie Ecosse in a two-car assault on the British GT Championship in 2016.
McLaren GT has confirmed that Shane Van Gisbergen will be retained as a Factory Driver for the 2016 season. The New Zealand-born racer will return to the wheel of the 650S GT3 for selected races across Europe, alongside his other commitments in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship.