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Why McLaren mechanics tried to avoid working with Hamilton

Article To news overview © Mark McArdle Former McLaren man Marc Priestley says he and his fellow mechanics were falling over themselves not to work on Lewis Hamilton's car during the Briton's rookie F1 season in 2007. An all-new driver line-up for McLaren that year saw reigning GP2 champion Hamilton graduate to F1 to join the team to partner Fernando Alonso, who had won the past two Drivers' Championships with Renault. According to Priestley, Alonso's presence in the team prompted a scramble among engineers eager to ally themselves with the reigning double World Champion, who was expected to lead McLaren's title push. "The mechanics and engineers were squabbling amongst themselves,...
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