Lewis Hamilton’s struggle with Mercedes W13 has moved some to suggest that 2022 is the first time the world champion seven times does not have the best car in Formula 1.
But, as Lewis Hamilton has himself pointed out, that rather overlooks McLaren’s MP4-24 of 2009.
In the latest of Autosport’s “Short View Back to the Past” series, Chief Editor Kevin Turner recalls the problems McLaren and Lewis Hamilton faced in 2009 – and how they went from qualifying near the back of the field to challenging for race wins.
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