Does McLaren need a shift in focus?

Does McLaren need a shift in focus?

The 2012 F1 season promised so much for McLaren after a flawless winter of testing and a great start to the campaign. Yet it somehow all derailed and the team faces an uncertain 2013. Jonathan Noble looks at what went wrong

No off-season is ever easy for a Formula 1 team, as designers and aero-bods head to their bunkers and work feverishly away on new designs, concepts and tricks that they hope will give them the edge by the time the cars burst back into the sunlight next February for the first test.

Having had almost eight months of constant comparison with the opposition to know exactly how they stacked up, soon the teams will be left to their own devices to try and second guess what their rivals are up to.

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