The car that last took McLaren to greatness

The car that last took McLaren to greatness

The McLaren MP4-23 was born under incredible scrutiny post-Spygate in 2008, but it delivered Lewis Hamilton his first British Grand Prix victory at Silverstone. JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE analyses the tech highlights of the car that last took McLaren to a Formula 1 title

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On the back of being rocked by the 2007 Spygate scandal, in which leaked Ferrari documents found their way into the hands of McLaren, the MP4-23 was born under high scrutiny.

Subject to inspection by the FIA, which wanted to ensure the car included none of Ferrari's intellectual property, the governing body was satisfied enough for it to be pressed into service for 2008.

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