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1999 McLaren MP4-14, 2008 McLaren MP4-23 and 2010 McLaren MP4-25
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Track testing McLaren’s latest F1 title winners

As McLaren celebrates its 60th anniversary, Autosport joined its Heritage arm at Pembrey as the team gathered two Formula 1 title-winning machines and a third that won five grands prix. Tester Rob Garofall has driven more McLaren racing cars than anyone else, and was entrusted with pressing the loud pedal in the three Mercedes-powered beasts

Seeing Formula 1 cars on track, particularly in an unusual environment, is always special. And the chance to join McLaren Heritage while it runs three of its grand prix winners at remote Welsh track Pembrey was too good an opportunity to miss as Autosport geared up to celebrate 60 years of the famous British squad.

The day brought together Mika Hakkinen’s 1999 title-winning MP4-14, one of the MP4-23s used by Lewis Hamilton on his way to the 2008 crown, and a victorious MP4-25 driven by Hamilton and Jenson Button in 2010. That means we have McLaren’s two most-recent championship winners, as well as a runner-up.

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