Why it is game on for McLaren
After a torrid pre-season in 2011, McLaren was under pressure to produce a good car from the off in 2012. Technical director Paddy Lowe says the goal has been achieved
After what even team principal Martin Whitmarsh conceded was an "abysmal" testing programme before the 2011 season, McLaren made no secret of the fact that a much better build-up to the forthcoming season was going to be vital for its ambitions
That pressure to ensure things were improved this time out meant there were always going to be a few nerves at the outfit ahead of the first running of the MP4-27 at Jerez in Spain this week.
To continue reading this feature...
from just $1.50 per week
- Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
- Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
- Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database
Read this feature right now for just