Sunday, July 11, 2004

Confessions of a (long suffering) McLaren fan

Many things have changed sice McLaren's last podium finish in Suzuka in 2003. Many of my friends who were also McLaren supporters have now defected to other, more promising teams. Those who (foolishly) bought McLaren merchandise keep it hidden and never speak of it. Nobody even considers McLaren a serious challenger for either the Constructor's or the Driver's Championships anymore. Steve Slater is now a Renault man.

However the combination of Kimi Raikkonen and the new MP4-19 is changing all that with their 2nd place finish at Silverstone today. McLaren now has a real chance of beating Renault, Williams and BAR in the Constructor's (they are now plaed 5th with 32 points). In fact, todays result brings up memories of the halycon days of McLaren's 2nd worst ever season. Could we really look forwrd to another second best season finish?

Now if Raikkonen could only win a race....


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