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McLaren needed 'kick up the pants'

Martin Whitmarsh admitted that McLaren needed a reality check at the end of the 2013 season in order to prepare better for next year. McLaren endured arguably their worst season since 1980 when they failed to record even a single podium finish in 2013 and finished fifth in the Constructors' Championship with less than half the amount of points as fourth placed Lotus. The Woking squad has made several changes ahead of the 2014 season, however. Former Sauber chief designer Matt Morris was recruited, while Red Bull aerodynamics expert Peter Orodromou will join McLaren in 2015 when they will partner with Honda. Mexican driver Sergio Perez was also replaced after one season, with Formula...
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