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McLaren Are the Manchester United of Formula 1 and Need Big-Name Arrival

McLaren are a team in crisis. Having ended 2012 with one of the quickest cars on the grid, they lost star driver Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes. Left without a truly top-level racer, they abandoned most of the core features of the 2012 car and tried to go radical for 2013. The result was the difficult MP4-28 and a long, miserable season which saw the team fail to score a podium for the first time since 1980. They were fifth in the constructors' championship. They occupy the same position this season, with almost no hope of finishing higher up. Improvements are starting to filter through, but there are no smiling faces in Woking just yet. There are plenty of parallels between McLaren and another famous British sporting team which has recently e...

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