Prince gets a feel for the magic of McLaren
THE Duke of Cambridge Prince William visited McLaren on Tuesday for a tour of their Woking HQ.
The future King was welcomed by McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt and met senior members of staff, including design director Rob Melville and the team behind the 720S supercar.
He also spoke with apprentices Alex and Amina about their experiences working for the legendary supercar firm.
After pausing to inspect a display of McLaren models, including vintage racers, cutting-edge F1 designs and a 720S made out of Lego, the Prince gave one lucky owner’s 720S the personal touch – fixing the McLaren badge onto its bonnet.
He was assisted by production manager Daniel Johnson who, like the Duke, had served in the armed forces before starting at McLaren.
Prince William’s visit came after he decided to increase his royal duties, having left his job as an air ambulance pilot in East Anglia in July 2017.
McLaren, meanwhile, has perhaps its best chance of a good F1 result this season at the weekend with the team heading off for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Singapore’s tight, twisty course might work to McLaren’s benefit, as the team’s Honda engine has struggled to compete in the power stakes this year.
The Prince sees McLarem’s historic racing cars