Secret Mechanic: How McLaren's woes affect its crew

Secret Mechanic: How McLaren's woes affect its crew

Initially optimistic that the tough times would be shortlived, the faith of McLaren's personnel is being tested, while a storm created by Red Bull's bosses hangs over that garage. The SECRET MECHANIC can empathise

I talk to many of my peers up and down the Formula 1 pitlane on a regular basis and ever since day one of this season, the guys at McLaren have being buoyant about their chances.

They were all well aware there was a lot of hard work coming their way and that the beginning of the campaign would be particularly hard. They also, however, truly believed it would be short-term pain for long-term gain.

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