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Gordon Murray: I need Mercedes to lose two races this year

Gordon Murray, the Formula 1 design legend who oversaw the sport's most successful car to date, hopes for purely personal reasons that someone can beat Mercedes at least twice this season. The South African was technical director at McLaren in 1988 when Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost won all but one race, 15 of 16, with 10 one-two finishes, 15 pole positions and 10 fastest laps. That achievement remains the closest any team has come to a perfect year, although Mercedes almost did it in 2016 with 19 wins and 20 poles out of 21. Even three decades later 72-year-old Murray, who also designed the 1990s McLaren F1 supercar and is now promoting a flat-packed plywood-bodied vehicle for the...
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