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Andreas Seidl, Team Principal, McLaren
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The no-ego director behind McLaren’s new verve

McLaren’s on-track performance has benefitted from new methodologies in the technical department, but that's just one of the reasons for it rediscovering its mojo. In this month's GP Racing magazine, BEN EDWARDS examines the positive influence of its team principal…

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Pre COVID-19, McLaren would have celebrated the opening two races of the season in Austria with a well-deserved social gathering. Amazing last laps from Lando Norris delivered a podium and a fifth place; a superb wet qualifying from Carlos Sainz and points in both races put the team second in the constructors' championship – a performance worthy of a shindig.

I can see it now: Zak Brown, CEO, brings the pecan pie, Lando the jelly and ice cream, and Carlos the churros. But what does team principal Andreas Seidl bring to the party? According to a man who has known him for 15 years, it would be something substantial, congratulatory and absolutely spot-on.

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