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McLaren should aim to be the new Williams

McLaren still insists it's a matter of 'when' not 'if' it returns to title-winning glory. It needs to be realistic and take a leaf from Williams's book

When Williams went through its gradual fall from grace from being Formula 1's dominant force to an also-ran, comparisons were made with the fortunes of Tyrrell, which from the 1970s to the 1990s went from a world championship contender to a backmarker.

So if Williams was once the new Tyrrell, is McLaren the new Williams? Right now, it should simply be aspiring to be worthy of that tag.

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