Why it is game on for McLaren

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.

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