Why ambition was McLaren's biggest fault
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Why ambition was McLaren's biggest fault

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McLaren underestimated the challenge of taking a radical approach for the 2013 Formula 1 season, and it paid the price. JONATHAN NOBLE explains how it all went wrong

If there was a single trait that McLaren has to single out as the culprit for its woeful 2013 Formula 1 campaign, it would have to be ambition.

Having been a genuine title contender in 2012, and ended that season with the fastest car, it had spent the subsequent winter comfortable with a decision to go radical with its new design.

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