Formula 1

Bring Back V10s podcast: What went wrong with the McLaren MP4-18

by Matt Beer
1 min read

The latest episode of our Bring Back V10s Formula 1 podcast is out now, revisiting McLaren’s failure to race the radical MP4-18 in 2003.

Ex-McLaren mechanic Marc Priestley joins Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw to explain what it was like being inside the team as it tried to get the delayed and troublesome car fit for purpose.

The episode also looks at how Kimi Raikkonen’s title challenge with the updated MP4-17D from 2002 influenced McLaren’s thinking. And could the Finn have won the title if it wasn’t for the distraction of Adrian Newey’s design that was ahead of its time?

Bring Back V10s is available on major podcast platforms – search for ‘Bring Back V10s – Classic F1 stories’ to find it.

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