Archive for the ‘McLaren’ Category

2014 N24: McLaren 12C GT3 record qualifying lap

Want to know how fast a GT car can lap the full Nürburgring 24 hour circuit? The answer, according to Kevin Estre at the wheel of the Doerr Motorsport McLaren 12C GT3 is 8 minutes 10.921 seconds. Here’s the description from the YouTube clip, first published in September last year: In the build up to […]

Is the McLaren P1 the new Ring-daddy after all?

If you’ve been following our coverage of the McLaren P1 and its mystery Nürburgring lap time over at AUSmotive you’ll probably be over it just like we were. And yet, thanks to Steve Sutcliffe’s review of the P1 for Autocar an unofficial ballpark time has emerged and breathed new life into the ongoing speculation. It’s […]

Rumour: McLaren P1 laps the Ring in 7:04

A couple of weeks ago a McLaren P1 was seen circulating around the Nordschleife with a film crew in tow. The interwebz is now suggesting the P1 lapped the Ring in a very fast 7 minutes 4 seconds. Of course, a 7:04 lap time is bloody quick, but it’s not the sub-7 minute time Ron […]

It doesn’t take much to put someone in the wall

The Gemballa Racing team promised so much at this year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race. They entered the event with a McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and had the likes of former F1 driver Nick Heidfeld and Klaus Ludwig, three time Nürburgring 24 hour winner, on board. But it all went a bit pear shaped for them really. […]

Onboard with Nick Heidfeld in McLaren GT3

There’s now less than two weeks to go until the 2012 Nürburgring 24 hour race. And we reckon this video is just the thing to help get you right in the mood for a day at the Green Hell. Nick Heidfeld is at the wheel of the Gemballa Racing McLaren MP4-12C GT3. The footage was […]

Nick Heidfeld shapes up for 2012 N24

Gemballa Racing has confirmed Nick Heideld will join their McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race team at this weekend’s VLN race on the Nordschelife. It’s expected this is a formality for Heidfeld to complete before joins the team for the 2012 Nürburgring 24 hour race (17–20 May). With 185 F1 race starts behind him, including 11 races […]