Does the cloud over McLaren have a silver lining?

Does the cloud over McLaren have a silver lining?

Mercedes is still the pacesetter but, as JONATHAN NOBLE explains, a mood of quiet optimism surrounds McLaren despite all its immediate problems

You rarely find anything in Formula 1 upon which every team will agree. But, as the garage doors came down at the end of testing at Barcelona last Sunday, signalling the end of track action until free practice at the Australian Grand Prix, there was pretty much universal consensus about one thing.

The best has got better this year. Mercedes is everyone's out-and-out favourite for early glory.

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