Making McLaren a winner again

Making McLaren a winner again

Events at and after the Hungarian Grand Prix almost overshadowed Lewis Hamilton's resurgent victory for McLaren. Adam Cooper talked to the team to find out how it has turned its season around

The Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was dominated by Felipe Massa's accident and its aftermath, and in the days after the race events such as the planned return of Michael Schumacher, the withdrawal of BMW and the sacking of Nelson Piquet hogged the headlines. Even the signing of the Concorde Agreement – after months of debate about the future of the sport – was a little underplayed, thanks to the attention focussed on Michael.

One thing which has been somewhat overlooked in the past couple of weeks was the remarkable performance of Lewis Hamilton and McLaren in Budapest. Rarely has there been such a turnaround in fortunes of a team in the course of a season, although clearly the circumstances in Hungary suited the MP4-24 just so, and it might not be quite so easy from now on.

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