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Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren, 1st position, and Lando Norris, McLaren, 2nd position, in Parc Ferme
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How Seidl enacted his recovery plan to bring McLaren back to F1 victory

McLaren ended a nine-year Formula 1 win drought with a stunning 1-2 finish at last month’s Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. As the latest step on a remarkable path of recovery from the bottom of the grid, team principal Andreas Seidl has mapped out even greater feats for the future

“I’ve always kind of felt like McLaren is Star Wars. But we became a bit Darth Vader and I think we needed to be a bit more Luke Skywalker”

The above quote is how McLaren CEO Zak Brown started 2021 – the words encapsulated the previous era his squad was still struggling to leave behind, while looking forward to the new hope of a brighter future. Now, as the current season heads into its concluding episodes, McLaren has very much stepped out of the dark side and is enjoying its time back in the light.

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