McLaren: Time to get the basics right

McLaren: Time to get the basics right

"We're incredibly good at the difficult things. It's the simple things we have to focus on," said Sam Michael as McLaren launched its 2013 car. He's absolutely right, reckons Jonathan Noble

Last season a few tough lessons about Formula 1 were delivered to Woking. After years of focusing on its commitment to technical excellence to help produce the fastest car, McLaren appeared to have the hit the bullseye.

Over the course of the whole campaign, the MP4-27 was arguably the fastest car. It began the year quickest, it ended the season on top and it was dominant for a large chunk in the middle.

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