Last year was an an­nus hor­ri­bilis for McLaren. But a clutch of key changes for 2014, with more on their way, has given rise to a bullish mood in Wok­ing

F1 Racing - - INSIDER -

WORDS ANDREW BENSON PHO­TOS STEVEN TEE/LAT & MAL­COLM GRIF­FITHS the dis­qualication of Daniel Ric­cia­rdo’s Red Bull for ex­ceed­ing the max­i­mum fuel-ow rate.

Why so condent? Af­ter all, McLaren headed into 2014 on the back of their worst sea­son since 1980, the year be­fore Den­nis took charge – and in Aus­tralia were al­most a sec­ond a lap slower than the Mercedes cars.

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