Solutions for Williams and McLaren are on their own doorsteps

Solutions for Williams and McLaren are on their own doorsteps

In recent years, Williams and McLaren have both developed highly successful off-shoot engineering businesses. But at the same time, the Formula 1 results for both squads have tailed off in a big way. MARK GALLAGHER asks if both teams might benefit if they look closer to home in a bid to fix their current slumps

You know the narrative. They are two of Formula 1's most successful teams - with 17 constructors' and 19 drivers' championships between them - yet neither have won the teams' title this century, and haven't won a race since 2012.

Twenty years ago, McLaren scored their eighth constructors' title, while Williams had just claimed back-to-back crowns in 1996 and '97. But the world has changed since then, old certainties have been washed away and new business models required.

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