The team bosses

50 Years Of F1

A team boss has an easy life, right? Wrong. Keeping a driver motivated when he has an uncompetitive car is the hardest job of them all. Some team bosses in McLaren’s history are more tolerant than others.

Teddy Mayer once likened racing drivers to lightbulbs, famously saying: “You unplug one, and plug in another.” Despite their different personalities the overriding characteristic than united Mayer, Whitmarsh and Boullier was a desire to win.

They’d all agree with Ron’s famous quote: “The Monday morning after a race our cars haven’t won is pain.”

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