Whitmarsh uncut: how McLaren went off-course

Whitmarsh uncut: how McLaren went off-course

McLaren opted for a radical approach for its 2013 car, but it was soon obvious the season would be a struggle. Jonathan Noble talked with Martin Whitmarsh about what went wrong

McLaren ended 2012 with the fastest car in the Formula 1 field and confident of a 2013 championship challenge.

But it eschewed the successful formula of its 2012 machine and instead came up with a radical design for the new season.

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