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McLaren mechanics once fought not to work on Hamilton's car

Former McLaren mechanic Marc Priestley says that himself and his colleagues fought not to be assigned to Lewis Hamilton's car ahead of the Briton's maiden season in F1. As a McLaren junior driver and the reigning GP2 champion, Hamilton graduated to Formula 1 with the Woking-based outfit in 2007. The young Briton was paired with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, a man considered as one of the title favourites and the default leader at McLaren. As such, those who volunteered to work alongside the team's rookie were rare remembers Priestley. "The mechanics and engineers were squabbling amongst themselves, fighting to get onto Fernando's car," recalled the former McLaren...
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