How to build a slow Formula 1 car

How to build a slow Formula 1 car

Ex-Lola and McLaren Formula 1 engineer MARK WILLIAMS recounts the story of the ill-fated 1993 Lola, and explains just how easy it is for grand prix teams to lose their way unexpectedly

As the 2019 Williams FW42 is showing, even teams with illustrious histories and good people can make a slow car.

McLaren did the same in 2013 with the MP4-28. The MP4-27 had won the last two races of 2012 in USA and Brazil, but the team plummeted to the midfield the following season. And let's not forget the car that never raced - the MP4-18 of 2003. It took McLaren two years to climb back into a winning position with the MP4-20.

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