How McLaren-Honda chaos reveals F1's TV future

How McLaren-Honda chaos reveals F1's TV future

Amazon's upcoming 'Grand Prix Driver' series really does live up to its billing of providing unprecedented access. If McLaren can be so willing to open its doors to the cameras when in crisis with Honda, the rest of Formula 1 should do so too

Think of your favourite Fernando Alonso radio quote during the McLaren-Honda era and there's a fair chance you'll end up settling on his repeated cries of "GP2 engine!" during the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix.

But if you watch the new 'Grand Prix Driver' series about McLaren's 2017 travails on Amazon Prime, you'll be able to upgrade that quote to a version that requires censoring of a four-letter word (instead of 'GP2'), from pre-season testing last year.

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