Why McLaren might no longer need F1

Why McLaren might no longer need F1

McLaren's decline in Formula 1's hybrid era has been prolonged and just plain sad. A potent mixture of off-track politics and on-track failings scuppered hopes of a revival, left the team in desperate need of renewal - and facing an uncertain future. DAMIEN SMITH brings our multi-part history of McLaren to a close...

This is not how our celebration of the McLaren Formula 1 team's magnificent history should wrap up. But the reality is brutal. This final chapter is the first in our six-part series to feature not a single grand prix victory, never mind a tilt for a world title. It is a sorry tale of a team in decline, of monumentally wasted opportunity and the ultimate estrangement of the man who was the spark for some of the sport's greatest happenings.

But does it also represent a possible ending for one of the greatest of F1 epics? This we cannot know.

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