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F1's power vacuum: are lunatics running the asylum?

Formula 1 is operating in something of a power vacuum, and Kate Walker investigates who's got the real authority when it comes to strategic decisions going forwards.

Malaysian GP: Friday press conference

Robert Fernley (Force India), Matthew Carter (Lotus), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Cyril Abiteboul (Renault Sport F1), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing)

Whitmarsh joins America's Cup team Ainslie

Former McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has joined the British challenger for the 35th America's Cup, Ben Ainslie Racing.

McLaren should focus on track, not court - Horner

Red Bull is unhappy with McLaren's focus on taking them to court rather than on track performance.

Boullier denies Dennis already interfering

"He was not (telling me what to do)," Boullier insisted to the Telegraph. "He came to visit a couple of times." - Eric Boullier

Dennis vows to restore McLaren 'focus'

"I strongly believe we are (like) Manchester United," - Ron Dennis.

Williams reveals livery, Dennis vows to win

Williams held a glitzy launch to reveal its new name; Ron Dennis will get the famous British team out of its 2013 slump.

Ross Brawn announces retirement

Having stepped down as Mercedes' team boss, the famous 59-year-old has been heavily linked with McLaren and the great British team's 2015 engine supplier Honda.

McLaren confirms Boullier as 'racing director'

The great British team announced the news on Wednesday.

McLaren and Lotus reveal odd-nosed 2014 cars

Two more new cars saw the light of day on Friday.

McLaren rumours fire as Boullier leaves Lotus

Lotus confirmed early on Friday that Frenchman Boullier is departing immediately.

McLaren 'in good shape' despite no title sponsor

McLaren has confirmed it will not announce a replacement for departed title sponsor Vodafone

The long dark winter of IndyCar

What is IndyCar doing with its offseason?

No orange for McLaren after Dennis return

"I really like the idea (of an orange livery)," -Martin Whitmarsh

Kevin Estre confirmed as a McLaren GT factory driver for 2014

Martin Whitmarsh and Andrew Kirkaldy signed Kevin Estre as a McLaren GT factory driver.

Jenson Button's father dies at 70

The F1 world lost a great supporter on Sunday.

McLaren denies Dennis power struggle on cards

The rumours suggested Dennis was shaping up to grasp back control of the F1 outfit.

Formula One's biggest spender is Red Bull - Whitmarsh

Formula One teams are busy pointing fingers at which top team has spent the most money to contest the premier series.

McLaren Technology Centre opens its doors to Google Street View

One of the main attractions of the tour will inevitably be the selection of iconic racing cars on display - fans will be able to see Bruce McLaren’s first car.

McLaren not in Williams-style slide - Button

McLaren, however, had an awful 2013 season - its worst in decades.

Hulkenberg and Perez for Force India in 2014

Whitmarsh admitted it is bittersweet that, in helping Perez, fellow Briton di Resta is apparently being pushed out of Formula One.

McLaren performed in São Paulo its best grand prix of the year

Jenson Button: “I’m pleased for Checo. He won’t be with us next year, but he drove a great race today. Well done, mate."

Disappointing qualifying for McLaren in São Paulo

Jenson Button: “Hopefully, we’ll have some good racing tomorrow.”

Formula One team boss reneged on Magnussen deal - Whitmarsh

"I even did a deal and shook hands with a team principal up and down this paddock - an absolute deal - but he stepped back" - Martin Whitmarsh.

Pirelli considers buying new Formula One test car

"If the teams are not able to sort out the problem, we will buy a car" - Paul Hembery

McLaren: Enjoing the unpredictable Interlagos

Sergio Perez: “You just never know in São Paulo…”

McLaren drivers on their final race of 2013 at Brazil

The team hasn’t taken a victory since race at Sao Paulo last year.

McLaren's Perez keeps starting position to the end in Austin

Martin Whitmarsh: “Formula 1 has now found its spiritual home in the USA.”

McLaren's Perez did a great job on qualifying for the United States GP

Sergio Perez: “I’ll be really hoping to put on a great show for all my Mexican fans”

Whitmarsh helping Perez find 2014 seat

Martin Whitmarsh is trying to help Sergio Perez get a drive in teams that have a seat now like Lotus, Sauber, Force India, Caterham and Marussia.

Hulkenberg admits 2014 Lotus seat now unlikely

"The chances are the worst at Lotus. If you believe the rumours, Maldonado is already there." - Nico Hulkenberg

Kevin Magnussen confirmed as McLaren Formula 1 race driver for 2014

McLaren is pleased to announce that Kevin Magnussen will join Jenson Button as a McLaren race driver for 2014 – Jenson’s fifth year and Kevin’s first year as McLaren race drivers.

Perez and McLaren announce split

McLaren has decided to replace 23-year-old Perez, who only joined the team from Sauber at the end of last year, with its development rookie Kevin Magnussen.

Perez beats McLaren on his departure

Sergio Perez tweeted he was out at McLaren before the official team announcement.

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes looks for points in USGP

Sergio Perez will be hoping to build on his consecutive points finishes in India and Abu Dhabi, while Jenson Button will be looking to score points for the 13th time this year.

McLaren 'lacked organisation and humility' - Perez

"2013 was probably the worst season in history for McLaren" - Sergio Perez

McLaren backs away from title sponsor announcement

Martin Whitmarsh: "There will be some new sponsors."

Whitmarsh not denying mounting Perez exit rumours

McLaren has yet to name the teammate for Button next year.

GP2 struggling to make mark as F1 feeder

2013 GP2 champion Fabio Leimer and runner-up Sam Bird, have "no chance" of moving into F1 for 2014.

Magnussen could replace Perez at McLaren - report

The 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 (WSR) has been connected with the Formula One McLaren team as a development driver.

Button unlucky and Perez top ten in Abu Dhabi GP

Sergio Perez: "The next race is in Austin [Texas, USA]. I can’t wait to go racing again so close to my home [Mexico]"

McLaren to announce 2014 drivers soon - boss

The driver and sponsor announcements will be made separately

Disappointing qualifying for McLaren at Abu Dhabi

Sergio Perez: “Overall, it’s been a weekend of improvement for the team, so I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.”

A productive Friday practice for McLaren in Abu Dhabi

Martin Whitmarsh: “After our encouraging performance in India last week, it appears that we’ve been able to carry that momentum forwards to this weekend.

Perez 'deserves' McLaren seat in 2014 - Button

"He is very quick, has good pace and he proved that all weekend in India" - Jenson Button

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes takes Indian momentum to Abu Dhabi

The team will maximise its performance in Abu Dhabi twilight race.

McLaren is ready for Indian GP

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team will fight for points finish at India.

Formula One to farewell India amid flood of bad press

With the teams, drivers and media members arrival in India, the news has been unkind due to the conditions.

Vandoorne reveals he turned down Toro Rosso

According to Belgian newspaper Le Soir, Dr. Helmut Marko contacted Stoffel Vandoorne in September.

Hulkenberg's manager denies 2014 deal done

Martin Whitmarsh dismissed the paddock perception that McLaren had ruled Hulkenberg out because of his weight.

Vettel 'walking it' at top of Formula One tree - Hamilton

While Sebastian Vettel charges toward his fourth title this year; the Constructors Championship is still close.

Vettel 'destroyed Mark Webber' - Villeneuve

The 'Newey' and 'Webber' factors do not help how people perceive Vettel's achievements.

Honda 'would like Alonso at McLaren' - Whitmarsh

Martin Whitmarsh admitted letting Alonso leave McLaren after just one season in 2007 was a mistake.