McLaren adding Toyota's WEC and Super Formula star Ryo Hirakawa to its F1 reserve pool has raised eyebrows. Sam Smith (and Nick Cassidy) explain why Hirakawa deserves respect, and Scott Mitchell-Malm looks at what's in it for McLaren
It would've been bold in the first part of the 2023 F1 season to back McLaren to come good on its desire to end the year with the fourth-fastest car - but it's more than delivering on that. So much so, in fact, that it might just start 2024 as Red Bull's biggest threat
Charles Leclerc rarely needs a second invitation to express where he thinks his shortcomings are. That's the case as he sits down with Scott Mitchell-Malm to reflect on a 2023 Formula 1 season that has fallen short of his and Ferrari's expectations, but has not dimmed his 'belief in the project'