Tyler Alexander on Suzuka 1998:

After the warm-up on Sunday morning, I was out in the back of the garage with Mika, Keke Rosberg, and Didier Coton, who worked with Keke as Mika’s manager, and became part of Lewis Hamilton’s management in 2012. Mika was feeling a little bumpy, which was a bit strange for him. Then again, there was a lot at stake that particular Sunday

When Mika asked, ‘What am I going to do?’, Keke, taking a long drag on his cigarette, paused, looked at him, and said, ‘Just go have fun and drive the car as fast as you want. That’s what you do.’ After a short pause, Mika said, ‘Umm, okay.’

Mika would go on to win the race and the Drivers’ title that day - and McLaren won the Constructors’!


Meet Robin Herd, the man who designed the first McLaren Formula 1 car. He talks about the CanAm days, working with Bruce and wings on the M2B…


The McLaren 650S GT3 at the 24 Hours of Spa

Two examples of the McLaren 650S GT3 from McLaren GT racing competed in the recent Total 24 Hours of Spa. Lining up against arguably the most competitive GT3 grid in the world with McLaren GT customer team Von Ryan Racing, drivers Alvaro Parente, Bruno Senna and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs brought the #59 650S GT3 home tenth in the PRO class, and 18th overall.