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PREVIEW - PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 24TH 2011
In AUTOSPORT magazine this week: Credit where it's due for McLaren's MP4/4
This week's AUTOSPORT magazine includes an exclusive interview with Robert Kubica. We also speak to his replacement Nick Heidfeld and ask who really deserves credit for the McLaren MP4/4

  By Daniel Cogger
 
 

Since 1988, when McLaren produced the most successful one-season Formula 1 car of all time, the MP4/4, both Gordon Murray and Steve Nichols have been credited with its success.

Murray suggested that his work with unfancied Brabham team inspired the MP4/4; Nichols argued that it was his evolution work at McLaren that deserved the accolades.

Gary Watkins asks the men in question, allied with witness testaments, to find out the truth behind the McLaren that dominated 1988 and delivers the verdict on who really designed McLaren's 4/4.

Discover the truth in this week's AUTOSPORT.

Also in this week's magazine…

Mark Hughes – How Formula 1 has become too involved with politics for its own good

Bahrain Grand Prix – Edd Straw's analysis of the Bahrain Grand Prix cancellation, and why Formula 1 is unlikely to be able to reschedule a race at Sakhir in 2011

Robert Kubica – Long-time friend Roberto Chinchero visits the Pole in hospital as he continues to recover from his rallying accident, and talks in depth about what lies ahead. Plus, Nick Heidfeld on standing in for Kubica at Renault

Daytona 500 – Jonathan Ingram's full report on how a 20-year-old was able to rock the establishment at NASCAR's greatest race, and give the venerable Wood Brothers squad its first win at Daytona since 1976

A century of Indy – Part two of our Indy-Centenary history tour takes us through the post-war years and a British invasion

*This week's AUTOSPORT magazine is available in shops now, or can be read in digital form here.

  FEATURES FROM FEB 24, 2011 - MAR 2, 2011
In AUTOSPORT magazine this week: Credit where it's due for McLaren's MP4/4
By Daniel Cogger
Why the Institute Academy is the real deal
By David Evans
Sam Michael: Why Williams went radical
By Simon Strang
The F1 world according to Williams
By Tony Dodgins
Kovalainen: Onwards and upwards with Lotus
By Adam Cooper
Heidfeld on his many resurrections
By Edd Straw
David Richards on Aston Martin's LMP1 racer
By Gary Watkins
Bamber's Week
By Jim Bamber
Why manufacturers are eyeing F1 again
By Dieter Rencken
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